Events that just have to be done before we can’t play anymore.
Trail Running 2016 was the year that I found running. I found a love of running for the first time in my life as I trained for Race to the King ultra marathon in June. Trail running became an addiction and I loved pretty much every run. Distance became irrelevant, it was just [...]
You only learn if you fall. So it's fair to say that I had a Nordic wobble when I was on and off the snow in our recent trip to Seefeld. A day into a three day training weekend in Austria and I decided that Nordic skiing just wasn't for me. I battled [...]
There comes a time when rest from all activities and endeavours is required. Having broken two ribs a week or so ago, my consultant who treated my Achilles issue today thought it was brilliant timing. My CV fitness is taking a hit. I can feel it already. Body fat is on the up and the [...]
Leaving the house at 4am for a 6am arrival in Eastbourne, I didn't envisage being back home by 9am. Prepared for my longest run to date, the Action Challenge 100km run from Eastbourne to Arundel across the South Downs was an event I had been looking forward to since crossing the line of Race to [...]
So I've been reading a lot of posts from the ultra running world recently and tend to agree with the idea of not relying heavily on carbs to get you through a long run. Teaching the body to call upon fat stores instead of carbs and sugars seems logical so I thought I'd give it [...]