Reflections on the awkwardness of running barefoot wrt. civic duty.
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
Registering at the trail head, leaving fear on the tarmac and entering the heart of darkness.
I meant to write about Malaysia, but wrote about London instead.
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
Hypocritical musings about Fallon, Syria, anger management and making the world a better place
A review of the Maffetone Method. Easy running, low carb diets and dreadful typography.
The end of my longest streak ever. Do a running streak, running streaks are amazing.
A comparison of two running for music features, why they’re disappointing, and a whole load of music whilst running related FUN
A review of McDougall’s latest book: a bit silly, but still highly recommended.
Thinking about running, but not in so much depth it stops being fun. hopefully.
Some thoughts on naked racing and the first race i’ll compete in this year
You have got to get these all up in your headphones.
I’ve been thinking about my race schedule this summer, especially whether I am going to try to run an ultra.
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.
A description of a long run through the cold, dark streets and paths of London on a November evening.
Why run? a short exploration of running as an act of dissent.
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
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.
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
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
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
Just ran alongside a river in eastern Europe Instead of ’round the lake at Flushing Park Similar scenario Same cardio
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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