This post is inspired by Tom at
The Allrounder. He recently wrote a piece about Global Running Day and told the story of his first organised running experience.
This made me think about my first race that pushed me towards running. I not sure which year it was, but it must have been over 10 years ago, as it was before I ran my first London Marathon in 2008.
Continue reading “My First Race – Musings and Learnings”
A couple of weeks ago, I was reminded by a friend that we’d entered a race and it was in two weeks time.
Whilst I wasn’t in bad shape, I’m wasn’t in race shape. (I’m wondering, what is my race shape?)
With only two weeks to go, I did a handwritten plan on how to get there in the best shape possible.
Continue reading “Feeling Better – Its not always about the running!”
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”
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”
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!”
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!”
I run a fair bit, not as much as some, but I’m definitely a runner. I talk about it a lot and try and get to others to think about starting to run or actually running.
Over the past week or so a number of people that said directly to me –
Continue reading “How do I start running?”
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’ve been contemplating running to work for a year or so,
Continue reading “So I finally ran to work! Run Commute.”
A foggy grey morning!
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.
This year Spring brought grey cloud, drizzle and temperatures edging towards 10 degrees C.
Continue reading “Thames Towpath 10 Race Recap – 8th April 2018”