mundane adventures in running

the key to my heart (rate training)

A really easy approach to using a heart rate monitor in your training.

13/12/2016 · 3 Comments

Gear review: inov-8 16 racepack

Shhh…. dont tell a soul: this is really about running bags and commuting.

26/09/2016 · Leave a comment

Mid life crisis: update

On how I stumbled 50k through London.

10/05/2016 · 1 Comment

going nowhere fast

hundred up: running without leaving the house.

18/03/2016 · Leave a comment


injuries, running, blah blah blah.

04/03/2016 · 2 Comments

Feeling hot hot hot

Fierce Grace hot yoga review: paying for results

16/02/2016 · Leave a comment

#runeveryday (again)

Finished. Today is the last day of January, and so the last day of my post christmas run streak. I managed 32 days, and I’m assuming tomorrow will be a … Continue reading

31/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Ageing knees

Falling out with my body, one knee at a time.

08/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Review: The Maffetone Method

A review of the Maffetone Method. Easy running, low carb diets and dreadful typography.

19/11/2015 · Leave a comment

Train over for October

The end of my longest streak ever. Do a running streak, running streaks are amazing.

02/11/2015 · 1 Comment

#runeveryday: train over for October.

31 day running streak anyone?

02/10/2015 · 1 Comment

Gear review: Compressport R2 Race and Recovery calf compression sleeves

Compression stockings, face sitting and tubes of fabric that cost £30.

10/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Adult swim

I know that my swimming is fairly horrible. When I’m at the pool, and I think I’m going hell for leather, I’m fairly frequently overtaken not just by the obviously … Continue reading

06/08/2015 · Leave a comment


a sudden bout of dyspraxia fucks recovery times

28/06/2015 · 2 Comments


The glamour of groin injury

23/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Gear review: Speedo Aquapure goggles

Public swimming pools and the double edged sword of twenty pound goggles.

19/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Review: heart rate monitor training for the compleat (sic) idiot

Parker’s heart rate training program laid bare. or not.

22/01/2015 · 1 Comment

Healing hands

Shout from the hills, there’s a way to stretch without stretching, to enjoy the luxury of deep tissue massage as part of a training regime.

12/09/2014 · 1 Comment

I hate runners

I’m not competitive. I’m not that competitive. I’m not cross because I’m losing, I’m cross because I’ve put in so much effort, and I’m not reaping the rewards that seem … Continue reading

05/09/2014 · 4 Comments

Train less

KLAXON: dull injury and training article for malingering runners who want to get back on track. I am still in recovery after a training injury last year.  From about February … Continue reading

24/08/2014 · Leave a comment

The least fun you’ll never have in a pool

I came across this old Runner’s World article about cross training in the swimming pool. The author, Marc Bloom, opens with the line: “Like most runners, I’d rather look at … Continue reading

20/08/2014 · 3 Comments

Small waterboy

Swimming is a great way to cross train.  It offers a plethora of potential benefits to improve your running, strengthening core and upper body, working different muscles in the legs … Continue reading

03/07/2014 · 1 Comment

180 cadence: grace, speed and focus

180 bpm.  Click click click. Three beats per second. The upper limits of the human heart. Roughly the tempo of Mirror in the Bathroom.  180 bpm is commonly cited as … Continue reading

30/06/2014 · 3 Comments

In praise of pain

Pain is part of the life of the runner.  Not injury, pain.  Pain needn’t mean suffering, pain can be your friend.  The dull ache of lactate acid filled legs, the … Continue reading

13/06/2014 · 3 Comments

Sport-tracking apps: points of difference in a maturing market

Quantified self has been a hot topic in research and technology for a few years now.  A computer in every pocket, big data and social networking have all contributed to … Continue reading

09/06/2014 · 3 Comments

Crunches, leg raises, planks, oh my!

Ok, so it’s a bit late… 2nd of June, but this 30 day programme for improving core strength (aka achieving core domination) lets you have two days off;  you can still … Continue reading

02/06/2014 · 2 Comments

Recovery run 28th May 2014

On sunday, I tried doing a long run with a hangover immediately after eating my body weight in filthy, pork fat rich Bolognese sauce.  The coffee didn’t help either.  I … Continue reading

29/05/2014 · Leave a comment

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