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A proper taper?

2 days, 15 hours

I mentioned last time that I had picked up a cough and sore throat, sadly this didn't go away. As I also mentioned last time my plan, especially the actual running ...

1 day, 13 hours ago

Mixing It.

2 days, 15 hours

Wednesday 10th April - Mixing it 09:43 at the car park ticket machine, two minutes before time. What the hell I’ll go in early today and see what happens. The receptionist ...

Castle Park parkrun

3 days, 5 hours

Well it’s been a bumpy old time ever since that moment a couple of weeks ago when I decided to fall flat on my face while out on a run, leaving ...

3 days, 5 hours ago

After all this waiting the London Marathon is nearly upon on us!  It does feel like the training is never ending, but this is probably because the race is the latest it ...

Too little time

1 week

After a brilliant weekend camping and climbing in Dartmoor, this week’s training is really not happening. With the kids off school and me working  I feel that the time I have ...

Project 3:00 - All In!

1 week, 6 days

Is there really any difference between running 26.2 miles in a time of 03:00:01 or a time of 02:59:59? Does that second or two make any difference ...

1 week, 5 days ago

70 km

1 week, 5 days

     Wiem kilka dni temu pisałem o przekroczeniu 50 km, a tu nagle 70 nie wiadomo skąd. O co chodzi? Już wyjaśniam mój licznik na  moment poprzedniego posta wynosił 58km co daję nam ...

1 week, 5 days ago

Beside the seaside

2 weeks, 1 day

This week I’ll be packing my bag and heading to the coast to take on my next marathon at Brighton.  The journey down south definitely feels like the easy part compared ...

I raced my 1st 5k event (event No2 of [email protected]) and surprising I really enjoyed it. It was a trail event, climbing around 436ft. I had no idea about what sort ...

2 weeks, 3 days ago

Marching on....

3 weeks, 1 day

I don’t really do this very often, but when I’ve gone to the trouble of building myself a spreadsheet that lets me compare what I’ve planned to do against ...

We all have our favourite snack for our long runs; there are people who swear by porridge with peanut butter before the off, then there are the ultra-junkies who live off flat ...

The Big Half and Beyond

3 weeks, 5 days

I’ll never be a real runner but...... that doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying 😊 Apologies in advance for the mixed emotions of this blog and its length! Those ten miles ...

3 weeks, 4 days ago

Reaching a goal

3 weeks, 6 days

Trying the new Realbuzz app to write this post, so far I like it a lot! As I wrote in my last post I have set some goals for my running this ...

3 weeks, 6 days ago

If you leave it too long, it's hard to get started again. That goes for blogging as well as running. I was doing okay-ish in January - nothing very newsworthy, except for ...

4 weeks ago

Change is gonna come...

4 weeks, 1 day

I heard a quote yesterday that resonated with me “A calm sea never made a skilled sailor”.  It made me think about us Buzzers – we learn much more from the tough patches ...

If there's one thing I've learned over the past few months, it's that you don't have to be fast to be a good runner. And there, I've ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Well, I thought I'd swap my couch to 5K app and try the Realbuzz 5K beginners plan.  I'm on week 2 session 2 and it nearly killed me!  I've ...

1 month, 1 week ago

Well, she didn't *make* me, but... This morning, I thought that tonight, I would get Mr Flump to run me up to the gym, this evening. However, after a long day ...

I have not run since last September... sometime last autumn I had it in mind to be somewhere near fit enough for a marathon by now but a sharp dive in confidence ...

1 month, 3 weeks ago

Baby steps forward

1 month, 4 weeks

Firstly, thank you Buzzers for taking the time to read my posts and to giving me words of advice and encouragement - I really appreciate it and you’ll see that I’m ...

1 month, 4 weeks ago

I often find myself in London or the South East with work and whenever I am away from home I always pack my runners. It’s a great excuse to get out ...

It's been a while!

2 months, 1 week

Hi everybody, I'm ashamed to see I haven't been on since mid December, shortly after I completed the Richmond Park HM in November. I must admit that I have been ...

Where did I leave off?

2 months, 2 weeks

Less than 2 months between blogs, well I suppose it is a small improvement. December was pretty good on the running front once I was on my holidays, 9 runs in 11 ...

2 months, 2 weeks ago

New inductees into the realbu...

2 months, 3 weeks

We continue to witness so many amazing feats achieved by you buzzers. From achievements of sheer guts and determination to tremendous efforts of endurance (sometimes several times over), you all continue to ...

2 months, 3 weeks ago

A False Start

3 months

o a lot has changed since I last ran Edinburgh Marathon in 2017. Despite me wanting this to be my last marathon (5 seems like enough) my performance = poor. Race conditions = poor ...

Pierwsze koty za płoty

3 months, 2 weeks

Entuzjastyczne przyjęcie, z jakim spotkał się mój pierwszy wpis, zmotywowalo mnie do dalszego informowania całego świata o moich postępach. Jak wszyscy wiemy - każdy początek jest trudny i tak też jest w moim ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Since my last...

3 months, 2 weeks

So Christmas has been and done. I marshalled the Pontardawe 5k. O my goodness, I was responsible for recording the finishing times of runners. Suffice to say I'd be happy NEVER ...

Welcome to a New Year - but w...

3 months, 2 weeks

Happy New Year to anyone who is reading this. I hope you are all feeling ready for the year ahead and have many races, goals and dreams planned for it.  Before i ...

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Realbuzz Performance Of The Y...

3 months, 3 weeks

Good morning everyone.I hope you have all had a fantastic christmas and are enjoying turkey sandwiches and champagne for breakfast every day .....no....just me then !  Below are the results for ...

According to the way of perception of the world around us, people are divided into visualists, audialists, and kinesthetics. However, in the hands of an experienced masseur, literally everything turns into kinesthetics ...

A Tale of Two Marathons

4 months, 2 weeks

Well as they say, better late than never so I thought with 2018 almost drawing to a close I would finally get fingers to keyboard and write about my challenges (although very ...

4 months, 2 weeks ago

keeping at it

4 months, 3 weeks

Weight in today at Slimming World and now down to 15st 1lbs. Happy that I continue to head in the right direction. Total weight loss since the beginning of August is now ...

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Grinning like a Cheshire Cat

4 months, 4 weeks

Well folks, would you Adam n Eve it.. I’ve got a place at VMLM19!!! The amazing and wonderful people at Leonard Cheshire have said yes!! This whole crazy debacle is really ...

4 months, 4 weeks ago

it was definitely a Misty & damp morning, what a change & challenge. loved it & 10 miles done 👍 I felt it today but for the most of it, I really enjoyed it. Hope everyone ...

5 months, 1 week ago

No Jelly babies in New York

5 months, 1 week

New York Marathon – where do I start? The short version   In short it was the most incredible day.  A HUUUUUUGE event, incredibly well organized, perfect running weather, the start line spectacular, the ...

5 months, 1 week ago

Snowdon Blog 2018

5 months, 2 weeks

I started jogging when I was twenty seven, in Canada. I’d tried out for the university swimming team, but they took their training far too seriously. I mean, daily. I thought ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago

And the eagles soared once ag...

5 months, 2 weeks

Ah, well it’s always an amazing weekend; so, why should this Snowdonia reunion be any different?  The answer is, of course, it shouldn’t be any different. And it wasn’t ...

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Getting motivated

5 months, 3 weeks

Is it too early? Will my motivation last? Will marathon number #12 be my fastest? No! Yes! Please! After a busy month of October with the Chicago Marathon and the Bourbon Chase ...

5 months, 3 weeks ago

Just wishing everyone taking on the epic Snowdonia Marathon this Saturday, a great run! It'll be cold, it'll be tough but you are BUZZERS!! You can do this! GO BUZZERS ...

Rebuild.... again

6 months, 1 week

Well Chicago was deferred to October 2019 meaning I have a whole year to rebuild....again.  Should have also refreshed the Real buzz blog at the weekend and get back into blogging ...

6 months, 1 week ago

London Marathon Virgin

6 months, 2 weeks

I apologise for blogging before I’m up to date with everyone’s but I’m just so excited I couldn’t wait (especially in case someone beats me to this title ...

6 months, 2 weeks ago

My journey begins

6 months, 3 weeks

Hello Buzzers. I’m back, with another mad idea! You may remember that early this year I decided to walk a marathon in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, which I successfully ...

6 months, 3 weeks ago

The Starting Point

7 months

So where do I start? Lets go back a few weeks, where I could not due to a neurologlical problem that has affected my breathing to the point that even a short ...

So, what am I doing and why? In October 2018, in order to mark World Mental Health Day, a group of Mental Health First Aid advocates and supporters will be hiking Mount ...

Entering final countdown terr...

7 months, 2 weeks

Am I the only one who is now playing the air guitar and humming the riff? "It's the final countdown, Da da da da, da da da da da...." I hope ...

7 months, 2 weeks ago

"It does not matter how slowl...

7 months, 2 weeks

I thought that a Confucius quote would nicely sum up my run this week. I went out with my running club on Wednesday evening, and completed approximately 3.5 miles in around ...

We did it!

7 months, 3 weeks

A couple of days before this challenge I was having serious doubts that I should do it, not because I didn’t think I was ready.  I was ready as I would ...

How Hiking Can Improve Your R...

7 months, 3 weeks

Many people assume that to become a good runner you simply need to run lots. However, I’ve found there are other factors you should consider if you’re looking to improve ...

7 months, 3 weeks ago