runthings

mundane adventures in running

Bawl out for barefoot

Reflections on the awkwardness of running barefoot wrt. civic duty.

10/05/2017 · 6 Comments

All up in the forties

My little mid life crisis and running.

29/04/2016 · 2 Comments

#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

Jungle running

Registering at the trail head, leaving fear on the tarmac and entering the heart of darkness.

18/01/2016 · Leave a comment

London run 6th January

I meant to write about Malaysia, but wrote about London instead.

06/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Up and running

Several weeks ago I had a fight with my six year old son. A play fight. A fight which ended in me slipping, tripping, going arse over tit and whacking … Continue reading

22/12/2015 · 1 Comment

Ageing knees

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

08/12/2015 · Leave a comment

Running to damascus

Hypocritical musings about Fallon, Syria, anger management and making the world a better place

03/12/2015 · 1 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

My first hash

running, booze and banter

04/11/2015 · 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

Review: Spotify Running versus Runkeeper DJ

A comparison of two running for music features, why they’re disappointing, and a whole load of music whilst running related FUN

28/10/2015 · 1 Comment

#runeveryday: over the hump

Report on #runeveryday… going well so far

16/10/2015 · 1 Comment

#runeveryday: train over for October.

31 day running streak anyone?

02/10/2015 · 1 Comment

Review: Natural Born Heroes

A review of McDougall’s latest book: a bit silly, but still highly recommended.

28/09/2015 · 1 Comment

Amazing run

An amazing run. The necessity of aching, exhausted legs.

15/07/2015 · Leave a comment

ruined

a sudden bout of dyspraxia fucks recovery times

28/06/2015 · 2 Comments

Why I run, why other people run.

Thinking about running, but not in so much depth it stops being fun. hopefully.

01/05/2015 · Leave a comment

naked running

Some thoughts on naked racing and the first race i’ll compete in this year

14/04/2015 · Leave a comment

Five songs to add to your running playlist NOW

You have got to get these all up in your headphones.

26/03/2015 · Leave a comment

Do I don’t I?

I’ve been thinking about my race schedule this summer, especially whether I am going to try to run an ultra.

17/02/2015 · 3 Comments

The hardest thing

Reflecting on stuff which is hard, and stuff which isn’t, and mostly what it feels like when you land on stuff which is with force.

29/01/2015 · 1 Comment

London. November. Evening.

A description of a long run through the cold, dark streets and paths of London on a November evening.

28/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Ruskin Park lives

An evening run in the shadowy depths of Ruskin Park.

14/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Running as a tiny act of dissent

Why run? a short exploration of running as an act of dissent.

30/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Winter is coming

The hot weather’s lasted well and it’s still warm now. Cold and fret in the mornings to humid heat and turbulent days, for october at least. September saw a share … Continue reading

02/10/2014 · Leave a 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

Barefoot fact and fiction

While there fairly indisputable benefits to barefoot running from a training perspective, what is the philosophical, spiritual cherry which makes it so appealing? Recently, I was having a conversation with … Continue reading

29/08/2014 · Leave a comment

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

Five ways to enjoy the perfect run

That buzzfeed style title is misleading, sorry.  I just wanted to explain why I had such a perfect run last night.  It wanted to share it with the world, partly … Continue reading

24/07/2014 · 1 Comment

Running tourism- New York

Just ran alongside a river in eastern Europe Instead of ’round the lake at Flushing Park Similar scenario Same cardio

18/07/2014 · Leave a comment

Do you think when you’re walking? do you think when you’re running? 

Consciousness can be a beast.  A wild and crazy animal, one that rides roughshod across internal and external worlds.  Consciousness hops erratically from thought to thought:  jumping, attracted, waylaid, diverted … Continue reading

08/07/2014 · 7 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

Review: Running and the mind of meditation by Sakyong Mipham

Sakyong Mipham is a better person than you will ever be.  He’s a sub 3 marathon runner, a leading buddhist teacher and a living embodiment of the philosophy of the … Continue reading

20/06/2014 · Leave a comment

Review: run wild by Boff Whalley

I remember watching Chumbawamba play at the Lumways music festival outside Winchester in 1994. I’m not really a fan, but I love the protest songs album that they did, and have … Continue reading

18/06/2014 · 1 Comment

Gear review

I am proud of my friend Joe for having completed his first race. 10km.  Joe wonders if he could have gone faster, or further, if he swapped his work boots … Continue reading

16/06/2014 · 4 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

Barefoot run 5th June 2014

My quads hurt like hell after too much The Core is The Core.  Practically crippled, I did a quick 10k loop into central London, so that I can provide you with … Continue reading

09/06/2014 · 1 Comment

Running and inclusiveness

I have been surprised by a couple of things I’ve read recently which seem to slightly go against the grain of what running means to me. Richard Askwith, the author … Continue reading

30/05/2014 · 1 Comment

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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