That OMG moment

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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. […]

Inversnaid to Dario’s post

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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 […]

Attack is the best form of defence

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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 […]

Running Up That Hill

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This week was hill week and a good training week it has been.  A brisk fartlek on Monday, Tuesday was a mega session of Hill Reps which left me walking like John Wayne for the rest of the week. My poor adductors are still complaining. Wednesday was a hilly wee run. Thursday was a brutal […]

Every Picture Tells a Story

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This picture shows my gear from my treadmill session at the gym tonight. Nothing too unusual in anything in the picture. But there are a few stories to be told. Lets start at the bottom: The Shoes Brooks Racer ST5.  I wore these shoes as I walked to work this morning. Probably one of the […]


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I have run quite a few marathons in my relatively short running career. It is  my favourite distance because it is almost the perfect challenge, long enough to really stress your body but still short enough that you can try to run fast. If there is one thing that running more than 25 marathons has […]

Brooks Pure Grit

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Pure Grit are part of Brooks Pure Project range. These are probably the most comfortable running shoes I have ever had. If they matched my suit I would wear them to work. There is something very natural about the way the front of the shoe is shaped. The Toe box feels wide and low, and […]

WHW Run Rowardennan to Inversnaid

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Sunday brough my first run on the West Highland Way of the year.  A straightforward run out and back from Rowardennan to Inversnaid.  Weather conditions started off perfectly but then turned to dreich smirry rain by the time I reached the hotel at Inversnaid. I had it in my head this was a fairly straightforward […]