What a difference a day or two makes! On Thursday it was 34 degrees C, Friday 31 degrees C, Saturday was the perfect temperature, if you remove the wind the conditions were great. For Sunday, my weather app said 95% chance of rain at 8am. It was 100% correct. Continue reading “Ride London 46 Recap – 29th July 2018”
Back in May, I got an email from the Virgin Sport team that I have been chosen to be a pacer at the Virgin Sport British 10K presented by ASICS on 15th July 2018. I was very happy to accept this opportunity, see an event from a different perspective and help others meet their goals. Continue reading “Virgin Sport British 10km Pace Recap – July 2018”
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”
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!”
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”
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?”