2014 In Summary

2014 was not the best year for running for me. I went into the year with so many plans and aspirations and nothing came of them. Why? Injury, and right at the beginning of the year too.

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Tricking The Mind to a Sub-2 Hour Marathon

I'm in the process of reading Faster, Higher, Stronger: How Sports Science Is Creating a New Generation of Superathletes--and What We Can Learn from Them by Mark McClusky - a great read so far - and I've just read chapter 8 "What Getting Tired Means". It's a chapter that talks about how science and research has changed the definition of what fatigue is and talks about how it is likely to be more of a mental state than a physical state.

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Marin Headlands are Still Waiting for Me

I find myself in San Francisco again this week and when planning my trip, booked an AirBnB in Lower Haight so I'd be closer to Golden Gate park and Presidio. The intent behind this decision was to see what it's like to "live" in another 'hood in San Francisco, but more importantly I had the idea that one of my runs would take me the full length of Golden Gate park so I could wet my feet in the sea and run back again and another would take me through the Presidio, across Golden Gate bridge, up to Marin Headlands (for the obligatory snap of Golden Gate bridge with San Francisco in the background) and back again.

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Spartathlon in Luna Sandals

People thought I was nuts running the Ragnar Relay and Bournemouth Marathon in Luna Sandals, but this guy takes the biscuit. Claus Rasmussen from Denmark has just completed the Spartathlon in Luna Sandals.

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· It's tipping it down outside and I'm in a fairweather runner mood, so I'll be replacing my long run with watching the New York City marathon. Update: The rain has stopped and the radar shows no more rain for the next few hours so I'm hitting the road after all. BIAB.

VLM 2015 - You're In

Look what the postie just bunged through my letterbox:

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Race the London Underground

Fancy a new and interesting speed session? How about racing the London Underground?

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Time for a New Look

Well folks, I decided it was time for a new look here, so :tada: tadaaaa!!! :tada: What do you think?

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Automatically Sync Workouts from Garmin Connect to Strava

Automatically Sync Workouts from Garmin Connect to Strava

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Running in Whistler is Freaking Amazing

I'm in Whistler this week for a work do and have just got back from my first run on the trails. Oh my word!!! Whistler is freaking amazing and incredibly beautiful in the summer with some pretty fantastic trails and awesome views.

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