Tuesday was a day off work so Helen and I headed for the hills. We parked in Tyndrum and the ran from Tyndrum to just before Bein Glas farm at Inverarnan, before turning round and running all the way back. It was a cold but sunny day, perfect for being out on the Scottish hills.… Continue reading WHW Training Tyndrum
Finished a good workout on the treadmill this afternoon. My Semi-marathon de Paris t-shirt was soaked through. I pulled my Toronto waterfront long sleeve shirt on top, then put on my Chicago marathon hoodie, before zipping up my Rome marathon jacket. My name is John, I am an addict.
One measly run, that’s all I missed, yet in my head I have gone from feeling good about my running to the state of panic which ensues when you discover that you can’t do it any more. Last few weeks things have been going well. Mileage has increased nicely, but carefully. Workouts have been going… Continue reading From Hero to Zero
Update – for a review of the much improved Brooks Pure Flow 3 see here I got the chance to try out a pair of Brooks Pure Flow 2 as part of a Brooks promotion. A great offer – wear the shoes for a week, take them back and get a £25 voucher to be… Continue reading Brooks Pure Flow 2
Six easy miles on the plan. snowing. work busy. feel crap with a cold. treadmill lunchtime saves me going out a night. Mile 1: Can’t be arsed with warming up slowly. Half mile grumbling then into a rhythmn. Mile 2: 8 minute mile pace, fast enough to get workout done but still call it easy.… Continue reading That OMG moment
We had a day off today, so it seemed like a good idea to go and run this section of the West Highland Way. The weather was bright and clear so it was roof down on the car for the hour long drive to Inversnaid. Helen had been wanting to recce this before attempting the… Continue reading Inversnaid to Dario’s post
Today I ran the Union Canal. All of it. From Falkirk Wheel to Edinburgh. A total of 32.75 miles. Does that make me a freak? I hope not, but I couldnt help but be struck by the number of old people I passed on the Canal path. They all looked like I remember my parents… Continue reading Better Not Look Down, if you want to keep on Flying
That is January done and dusted with just over 200 miles, same mileage as December. Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed myself becoming fitter. I am generally feeling better and I am managing to complete my workouts better. I have noticed that I am also running defensively less often and beginning to… Continue reading Attack is the best form of defence