Some thoughts on Running, Technology & Social Media I have recently started running with my GPS watch again. I had put it away in a drawer six months ago when I realized that my growing fixation with splits, average pace and other meaningless numbers was both anxiety-inducing and unproductive. The summer I spent using just… Continue reading “If it’s not on Strava…”
It’s funny how we think change occurs compares to how change really takes place. In the Hollywood-movie, social-media-orientated, 140-character world of today, change can so easily be depicted and interpreted as an event in itself – one large life-shaking moment of transformation. As any dedicated athlete (or indeed anyone actively working towards goals/dreams) will tell… Continue reading Change, however small, is still Progress
This weekend I reached a small (but significant) milestone in completing my longest run in 3 months. 50 minutes may or may not seem like a long way to you, but after several weeks out of action with a foot injury, and then several more weeks patiently building back strength and fitness, this run for… Continue reading Riding the Wave
It was with a bit of a shock that I registered the date today and realised that it was the end of September already. Summer has definitely passed, the first cross country match is 2 weeks away, and…. its now been 6 weeks since I was properly training, including 3 weeks of no running at… Continue reading Time to Reset
“Champions are everywhere, you just have to train them properly” Arthur Lydiard I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that my coach is a big proponent of the Lydiard training approach, and I definitely credit my improvements across all distances this year to following his plan. So as my off season comes to an… Continue reading How I Train: The Lydiard Approach
Today I’ve sat down and had a good old spring-clean of my blog – I hope you like the new layout! Hopefully things all look much cleaner and easier to navigate too. I’ve also added my site to BlogLovin – which, I’ll be honest, I’m still trying to figure out. Nothing makes you feel old like discovering… Continue reading Revamp!
Reflecting on a successful season Last Wednesday I rounded off 10 weeks of continuous racing with an absolutely massive personal best in the 5K, shaving off over a minute to run 18:56. It was by no means the most impressive time I’d run this season (my 800m times rank higher on whatever equivalent time/distance… Continue reading Summer of Fun