Category Archives: Training

How to look like a pro… without having to train

Training isn’t for everyone.  It is hard, it requires time sacrifices, and most of all: it hurts!  If you want to look good at your local 10km, training and being fast isn’t always the best way.  This article has some … Continue reading

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Why I’m glad I’m more of a runner than a cyclist

I’ve always been a runner but in the last few years (mainly for transport and medical reasons) I’ve dabbled in the world of the cyclist.  I’ve bought the road bike, the clip shoes, the helmet and I’ve donned lycra that fits … Continue reading

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Going “old skool” – part 1

I’ve been running “seriously” for 3 years now and in the last 6 months I’ve trained with increasing simplicity and increasing effectiveness.  I guess I did a lot of my early running with the Aussie Rules boundary umpires back in … Continue reading

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Marathon Motivation – 7 random tips to stay motivated

Personally I’m at week 13 of my marathon programme and I’m feeling a general “what is the point?” kind of of vibe creeping into everything.  I’ve cobbled together some tips to help anyone in a similar position stay motivated…. Hang … Continue reading

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Marathon Pacing Strategies – Achieving your target time

So you’ve been doing the training, losing the weight, gaining the fitness and you’ve had that “all you do is run, hang out with runners and talk about running” argument with your partner that signals that the marathon is nearing. … Continue reading

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Some essential kit for running in winter

If you think you can get away with wearing minimal kit, you’ll find that Siberia has very different ideas.  Here is a shot of me after running an 11 mile training run at night across the canal in -3 degrees Celsius. … Continue reading

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5 pragmatic training tips for running a better and faster marathon

Right now the hottest it is getting in London is 2 degrees.  And it is blowing a wind that cuts through your bones like an icy knife of death.  Running is still possible, and in the sun it is still … Continue reading

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