Again, I’m not entirely sure how I can across this track, but it was only a few months ago. Most probably YouTube. This is under Four Tet’s pseudonym, KH. Four Tet is an English musician and prominent remixer, who recently wowed people at Alexandra Palace, London with his gig and light show. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 27”
My friends and I have planned and booked a trip to the French Alps. Well, they did really, I had little input into planning and booking rather that just saying I wanted to go. It will consist of 3 days of cycling up and down big and famous French Alpine passes. Quite an endeavour.
On Monday this arrives on the WhatsApp group
“Having been out with most of you over the past 3 weeks I think we’ve got some work to do. As Nick pointed out Day 2 of our ride is 120km and nearly 4000m of climbing. As it stands I think 3 of us will be able to cope with it”.
I’d been building toward the London marathon for 17 weeks. If truth were told, I probably started before then but got a little more serious before Christmas. I talked about my build up in my post here.
I slightly slower tune but still with some beats to keep you rumbling. This track is a remix of the opening tune off Haim’s debut album, Days Are Gone from 2013. I probably came across this tune about a year ago on YouTube as I was randomly searching for music. Continue reading “The Awesome Running Playlist – Track 25”
I’m actually going to review this race. I finished in 1:47:31 and 25th in my age category (191st overall). It was tough-ish following a boozy lunch with friends, but as a final long-ish run in a race environment, I was pretty happy with my run. I kept calm, did not go mad. My legs got a little sore, nothing too bad, but I need to focus on nutrition, some short sessions and rest for the next two weeks. Continue reading “Fulham and Putney Half Marathon 14th April 2019 – Race Review”
I’ve been contemplating how to run the London Marathon in 2 weeks time. In my research, it’s come up a few times that I should run a negative split.
A negative split is running the second half of a race faster than the first
A positive split is the opposite – a faster first half of a race faster than the second
An even split is run both halves at the same pace.
My current plan for the London Marathon is to do 9 min/miles and come in under 4 hours. If I’m honest, I’m probably going to go off a little quicker, bank some minutes and then if I slow down, I’ve hopefully got something in the bag, so to say. Therefore, run a positive split. Continue reading “Should you run a negative split?”