Tag Archives: Road running

Best foot forward and all that

My training schedule was looking nigh impossible. Six days-worth of training to cram into four, due to a work-related trip to a Hebridean island which wouldn’t allow for any swimming or cycling. After numerous attempts to re-arrange swims and bike rides, there was … Continue reading

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Run safe

I’ve started running again, so am re-posting this guide I wrote in 2012 to staying safe when out running. To remind myself us much as anything else. Team up The safest run is always going to be one that you … Continue reading

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My Lakeland trail marathon 2012

On Saturday night I filled up my Vango hydration compatible backpack and jogged up and down on the spot inside our family room at the Ambleside Youth Hostel. Inside a few minutes, my back was soaked – the water bladder … Continue reading

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Food, fartlek and feet

So another week in paradise goes by. Monday: A strong fartlek session with the running club. It was a shorter session, but with a longer jog home – 8.5 miles in all. I felt good. I had really tried. Tuesday: … Continue reading

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Be here!

I recently posted about how great the views are when you are properly outdoors, without actually adding much in the way of outdoorsy photos. I’m going to fix that! IMAGE WARNING: some photos may cause itchy feet!

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My week of ups and downs, quite literally

Here’s what I’ve been up to since last Sunday in my bid to keep up with the trail marathon training plan. It’s been a mixture of triumph and failure! Sunday – Tuesday: After Saturday’s 11 mile trail run in Arrochar, … Continue reading

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