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another day, another [new] in...

So after what had been a fairly positive week for me, on Saturday i started to feel a bit of a twinge on the outside of my right knee. I couldnt really pin-point the area of discomfort, and i could only feel it through the impact of running and didnt no...

The difference a day makes

Finally some light at the end of what has been a rather bleak tunnel. Last night was by far the most enjoyable/successful run I’ve had post-injury. Whilst there is still plenty of work to do in terms of fitness, it was the first time in a while that I a...

Going Backwards

Seriously? when am i going to have one of these 'good training days' that you all talk about? i am really starting to consider why im even trying at this point, and I feel like every run is getting progressively worse...   Tonight was no exception, and ...

Eurovision & Ironing (+ some ...

As i settle in for a night of Eurovision and Ironing, i thought i would take the opportunity to update the blog. Fortunately after a month of non-stop weekends, this weekend is due to be (and has been thus far) peaceful. It started last night (friday) w...

Plan B

I think I’ve bored my office buddy with all my running & training talk, so every time I think of something I’m just going to record it on here… Anyway, so one thing that I’ve complained about before with my running is the inconsistency in my pace, m...

Come back Mr.Sunshine

I did not miss this feeling. Heavy tired legs... That said, another day equals more miles under the running shoes, and that means I'm getting back to where I want to be. I don't know whether I would call today progress, but its another step in the right...

On the Road to Recovery

Last night was not my finest hour, but I was back pounding the pavement. It was a slow, leg sapping pace, but I know I need to try and build back up slowly to make sure I don’t pull anything else. Legs are feeling a bit sore and tight this morning, but ...

Injuries getting me down

I’ve never been particularly athletic / fit, but since starting running in February i feel much happier in myself, and although I don’t feel particularly fit (i must be fitter than i was), i do feel healthier, more awake even. So with this in mind, all ...

Losing the Battle, Winning th...

I feel like i only ever update my blog when things are going badly, and today is no different. So ive had a couple of pretty annoying weeks with a slight niggle, and then food poisoning, so all be told i did two short runs in 2 weeks. Last week i got ba...

Congratulations Superstars!

Congratulations to everyone who took part yesterday! You are all superstars!   Im really enjoy reading everyone’s accounts from the day, and its already exciting me for the prospect of running next year.   You’ve all done such fantastic times and had su...

From one beginner to another

I just wanted to share something that i was thinking during post run recovery last night.   For every runner that you think is more accomplished, fitter or faster than you, there are hundreds of thousands of people sat on their arses doing nothing.   It...

Poor Pace & Posture

So after the success of last week, I start this week on a bit of a downer. I really thought after 3 successive runs at 30mins that i had broken through some sort of mental (and physical) wall, but apparently not. Last nights run was terrible, and i feel...

Today I am a runner

So after last week’s rather pessimistic post, today I come with good news, in fact tell a lie, im absolutely beaming. Today I take my first steps in becoming a "real runner" (don’t shoot me down, I know anyone who starts running starts as I have, at the...

progress, what progress?

Ok, so you'll note my last post was in 2008. I took up running, and almost immediately gave up. my body wasnt just sore, i physically broke down after trying to run and my knees couldnt take it. A few years later and a few pounds lighter i have recently...

The tortoise and the hare

Its true what that tortoise says, slow and steady..... Tonights run was fantastic... over the course of the first two runs i had realised that i was going off far too fast and burning out before i even got started. Tonight...

2nd times a charm.... or so t...

I think i took all this running business a bit lightly, thought i was fitter than i actually am. My first run las Thursday was great, i was glad to be out there and i felt like i was going really well. i went for another run today, th...

just back from my run

so thats my first run out of the way.... i wont lie, it was tough and it hurt and i have lots to learn. 1) Firstly i went off to eager after my warm up, my pace was to fast and i suffered. 2) walk the course be...

Day 1 – My Journey begins

As a bit of background I haven't ran for about 8 years, and probably haven't done much real physical exercise, bar weights and crunch's in that time either, but that's all about to change.   This week has been spent basica...