Probably the tune that sparked my decision to start this playlist. I heard a fantastic mix on a podcast I listen to. It was a little harder, faster than the original and repeated “I’ve got stamina” a lot. I was running up a hill at the time, and flew up it. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 3”
Over the last year, I’ve made a habit of cycling to work as my commute. I no longer think about it. It’s just how I get to work. I get up, pull my bib shorts and top on, grab my bag, helmet and cleats and I’m off (after a cup of tea, obviously).
I was going to start this post with a clever explanation about beats per minute (BPM) and your running stride per minute (SPM)
There’s the story that American running coach Jack Daniels analysed the stride of many elite runners. He found that they almost all took 180 steps per minute (or 90 steps with each leg).
Turns out some of the runners he analysed actually took less than 180. The 180 was a rounded average, and unless you missed it they were ELITE. Finally, most beginner or intermediate runners take less than 180.
I previously ran the Thames Towpath Ten 7 years ago when I was flirting with running and thinking about being fitter. Back then it was a beautiful Spring day and we went for beers and burgers afterwards down by the Thames.
Breaking 2 was a pretty big deal last May (2017) and if you didn’t get up at stupid o’clock to watch it, there’s a National Geographic feature-length documentary available on YouTube, showing the build up and the training. Continue reading “A list of some things I like”
For a number of years, I have been trying to find a trail shoe. I’ve been through a couple of pairs of Nikes (which I know fit me well). A Shield version, a Gore-Tex version and a lightweight pair. They’ve either not had enough grip, been a bit bulky or not been waterproof. With no new versions or designs coming out, I had to look for another brand. Continue reading “On Cloudventure Waterproof – Running Shoe Review”
I had a semi prepped post on the Adidas City Runs Fulham 10km Race Recap ready. The race was due to take place this Sunday, however it got cancelled on Thursday due to the weather.
As the mini “Beast from the East” has not yet occurred, I don’t know what the weather actually did, but I commend the organisers for postponing the race due to health, safety and travel concerns. It must have been a tough call. I would have only had to travel a couple of miles to get there, but if you were coming from further afield, snow and icy roads are not what you want.