So I read a couple of blogs last week, one really inspirational and one that I found a bit annoying. That is what blogging is all about I suppose. The first one (inspirational) was by @challengesophie and about how hard it is sometimes to get going in the New Year. Loads of pressure to set up and plan new challenges, build on last year, do better, go faster, run longer, etc, etc and sometimes it is just difficult to get going / where to start? The advice (or discussion) from Sophie was summed up with ‘baby steps’ and do not … Continue reading
Hey, It’s a month since my last blog and in that time I’ve turned 40 years of age. I don’t feel it, but it’s there. Next time I fill in a race registration form it’ll be the next box along that I tick. The one that says ‘Vet’. Great. Despite with the age creeping up and despite the steady base I’ve maintained throughout the last few weeks/months, running to work and back (7.5 miles per day total) I’m suddenly faced with what is sure to be a fairly challenging start to 2015 and my fourtieth year. I’ve been invited … Continue reading
I thought I’d blog about this as I know a lot of runners swear by a coffee to get them going before a race and you’ll be pleased to know that out of all the supplements out there, caffeine is one of the few that has evidence to suggest it works. You need to get the balance right because too much will send your digestive system into overdrive. Like most nutrition things, it’s about finding the right amount for you. Some people are much more sensitive to caffeine than others and if you don’t currently drink coffee, I would recommend … Continue reading
What an amazing Christmas, Lots of laughs, family time, and good food. After a busy few months in Dublin, I’ve been back in Sheffield for two weeks. Sheff will always be home for me and the Peak District my back garden. Most certainly a key factor in the development of my overly large quads (doesn’t fully explain the chicken ankles though!) Although I focus on racing, 99.9% of my time is spent training. The hours out on the road and trails is where the races are won and lost. Simple as that. I love training in beautiful places, and Sheffield … Continue reading
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