Sitting on my sun lounger in Ibiza, tough life! Week one of taper on holiday comes highly recommended :-) One week to go until @peakrunners @ladybowertrailmarathon and I think I’m looking forward it. Think! Loved the trails and exploring San Antonio and managing to avoid that last minute “oh god I haven’t trained enough” thoughts. Back Saturday so with a week to go so there’s plenty of time for that.
There are so many things that I love about racing. Big races, fast races, hard races, beautiful races. The opportunity to put yourself to the test and prove to yourself that those hard hours of training have yielded the results you hoped for. Some of my favourite races have not necessarily been the big ones, but rather those situated in stunning locations. The Cortina Skyrace, the Dorset Coastal Trail Race, Alpe D’Huez Triathlon, Ashbourne Duathlon etc. However, one particularly sticks in my mind. Many years ago, I was allowed, as an ex-Steel City Strider, to race in their annual club … Continue reading
‘The Basics’ – a regular look at the simple elements which make running gear useful to the runner. Explanations for those who don’t yet know, along with some facts to cut through the marketing nonsense out there, of which there is plenty! Part one was Midsoles This time – Outsoles. The strip of material which makes contact with the ground. Often refered to as the ‘Sole’ or ‘Grip’ of the shoe. Its purpose…. Traction. “these old things still have plenty of wear left” The facts: The Outsole should only outlast the midsole, so at most it will have been … Continue reading
Caroline French runs for and represents the Accelerate ‘Community’. As part of Team Accelerate, she not only blogs, but also attends events, group runs (well, coffee & cake afterwards) and sessions in the Accelerate store. She’s about to focus on completion of an event supported by Accelerate, the Peakrunnrs Ladybower Trail Marathon. This is part two of a series, recording her progress, with an eventual race report for good measure. Enjoy. So how did that happen? I wrote a collection of thoughts and ramblings after entering the Peakrunners Ladybower Marathon … Continue reading
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