I posted a few weeks ago that a group of friends and I are doing a 100-mile bike called Velo South in September and that the training plans have been hotting up.
Last week we headed out for a 60-mile ride. Here are some of the things I learnt. Continue reading “Lessons for a 60-mile bike ride”
Track 8 – Nalin & Kane – Beachball (1997)
Another tune that was on the long list and got bumped up today as a friend of mine sent me a What’s App with a link to the tune with the message “This one goes out to the Boy Lard”
My fondness for this tune goes beyond it being a stunning example of 90s Balearic house music. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 8”
“Too scared to risk failing at something I loved, so I succeeded at something I had no passion for”
The quote above came from a piece in the Guardian on Regrets where Emma Freud posed the question on Twitter “What’s your greatest regret”.
The piece is a very telling read and this quote really stood out. Read it again and take a moment to think about it.
Does it bring something to mind in your own life? Continue reading “What’s stopping you? Step towards your fears”
Track 7 – Lose Yourself – Eminem (2002)
“Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment
Would you capture it, or just let it slip?”
Not a bad opening, eh? How did this one fall to number 7? It’s really is a final mile tune when you need some real inspiration, so if this playlist ever gets a final definitive list, this will be towards the end. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 7”
A few weekends ago, an intrepid team of myself, 10 other runners and a team driver took part in The Green Belt Relay
Whats the Green Belt Relay?
I asked myself the same thing too. You will probably not heard of it unless you are a member of a London running club. Continue reading “The Green Belt Relay – May 2018”
Track 6 – Catch – Kosheen (2001)
So you’ve had a little break with the smooth cruisey vibes of Pete Heller. Now its time to get back to picking off those runners in front of you. There’s no better tune than Kosheen’s Catch to do that too. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 6”
As Ride London has become equivalently difficulty to get into as the London Marathon, I have had to look for other riding events.
At the start of March, a friend and I were well organised and entered Velo South, a 100-mile closed road ride with 15,000 riders West Sussex countryside including the South Downs National Park. We thought it would just be the two of us. Continue reading “Velo South – When you’ve created a beast!”
Track 5 – Big Love – Pete Heller (1999)
After the insanity of Daft Punk, do we bring it down a little bit or keep the tempo high?
To settle you down and keep you plodding along, keeping your rhythm and flow, its Pete Heller’s hit from 1999. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 5”
The other day I was getting ready for training and put on my heart rate monitor strap but then found I had forgotten my Garmin Forerunner (the watch bit). A thought quickly crossed my mind –
“I can’t track my workout and upload it. I might not bother going to training”
I was shocked that I even thought that. It seems the adage about Strava may very well be correct –
“If it’s not on Strava, it didn’t happen”
Continue reading “To Strava or not to Strava!”
Track 4 – Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – Daft Punk (2007)
More obscure mixes this week.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “If I could go to any music gig from the past what would it be”? Mine would be Daft Punk at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy arena in Paris on 14 June 2007. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 4”