The first test of my London Marathon training is today: the Wokingham Half Marathon. I'm not expecting to get under 80 mins, but it'll be interesting to see how close I get with a steady planned race. Update: My training is definitely on track. Pretty chuffed with my 1:21:03 chip …
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. …
Woohoo!! My Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 "Good for Age" entry has been accepted. Providing everything goes to plan, I WILL be running the VLM next year.
Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 good for age applications have opened today. If you're a speedster, get your application in now. I have.
Pro & con of bib cycling shorts... Pro: incredibly comfy. Con: getting undressed for a tinkle
First run of 2014... Done!!
Opted for @readingparkrun in the end - 2 muddy laps are always better than 3 dry with soccer moms and kiddies getting under your feet.
Undecided. Do I do 2 muddy laps @readingparkrun or 3 drier laps @woodleyparkrun? Will sleep on it. Would love to be @deltaparkrun tho.
Just entered my marathons for 2014: Rotary Shakespeare (27/4), Giant's Head (28/6) & Bournemouth (5/10). Now for the training plan.
I know it's still in beta, but the Strava "My Routes" is frustratingly useless. I think it's trying to be too clever for its own good.
This is the big day I've been training for: the Abingdon Marathon. It has just tipped it down, so let's hope that's it until I'm done.
Today's podium finish deserved a well earned treat for the winter: an @ashmei ultimate softshell running jacket.
Felt a sharp pain in my chest mid-run this afternoon. No, not a heart attack, but a wasp... stuck bum-first to my left pec.
Added another sub-80 half-marathon to my name & a PB too. Maidenhead in 1:19:23 on my watch. Chip time likely to be quicker.
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Just got my second parkrun 1st and knocked 14 seconds off the PB I set last week to finish in a respectable 17:10 by my watch.
18 successive days of running, averaging over 100km a week, really works for me. Just ran the toughish Yateley 10k, with a rare negative split and set a new PB of 36:34 chip time and finished 12th. Chuffed to bits. If I can keep this up I think I'll get …
Off to take my new @VIVOBAREFOOT Breatho Trails for a spin round @Readingparkrun.
Just had a great early morning run along Barcelona's beach front. Definitely a city that caters well for the exercise obsessed.
Just got back from my first run in Bangalore's Cubbon Park and I can say we're spoilt in the UK, USA, Europe & RSA when it comes to the paths and grassy patches. Today's run felt a bit like a flat cross-country run, even though I was running on the …
Well done to Claude Moshiywa on winning this year's Comrades Marathon & becoming the 1st South African to win the 'up' run since 1992.
Congratulations to my wife for completing her first parkrun in a time of 37:01. Not bad for someone who took up running a month ago.
Popped out for a quick run at lunch: the Microsoft TVP 5k Fun Run… and won (go Oracle!) in 18:07. Nice little pootle round TVP in the cold & wet made much nicer by getting a winner's kiss from my wife.
Well folks, today just wasn't my day. Didn't get even close to sub-3 hours, let alone the 2:55 I had in mind. I was well on target until just before half-way when my right knee said "Sorry boyks, no 2:55 for you today". Then with about 5km to go my …
Oh look at that, the sun is shining. Think I'll pop out for a marathon.
They've printed my name onto my race number for tomorrow. Contemplating turning it into a hash tag.
A little part of me is disappointed Mo Farah didn't shock the world and actually complete the #VLM2013.
What a lovely day for a marathon. Good luck all you #VLM2013 runners.
Home and showered after a great Maidenhead 10 Mile race. It was lovely and dry and sunny, though still cold. Good watch time too: 1:01:18. Not bad considering the stage I'm at in my marathon training. Next week will be my last 100k+ week before my marathon. Think I may …
It looks a tad colder at the world cross-country champs in Poland than it was on my long run this morning.
My wife took her first step towards becoming a runner today by buying a pair of Merrell Pace Glove minimalist running shoes.
I got some strange looks on my run today (for my Vibrams) from a man running with a brick in his hands.
Nothing to report this week other than to say I'm having a well deserved week off running and enjoying a few beers in the Lake district. Back on the tarmac next week.
Home and clean after completing the Grizedale duathlon. What a tough event. Think this might be the toughest thing I've ever done. The cycle leg was the killer. Now I'm absolutely cream-crackered. I think every muscle in my body is going to hurt tomorrow. Will have to soothe with Cumbrian …
I think my training must be going well. Just ticked over the 300km mark for the month. Not bad for the shortest month of the year.
Just finished today's long run & completed by first 100k week of the year. Missed one in January by 4km. 11 more to go this year.
Woohoo!!! My postal entry into the Abingdon Marathon on 20 Oct 2013 has been accepted. I am now running one of the fastest marathons in the UK. I'm very chuffed as this is a very popular marathon and the online entry has already closed. I can now do all four …
My race no for tomorrow's Wokingham Half is 25. Either I entered really early or the organisers think I'm quicker than I think I am.
Congrats to @SimonGear for his spectacular return to form with his 1st official sub-3 hour marathon, thanks to @ProfTimNoakes & LCHF