Building Muscle & Distance Running

Building Muscle & Distance Running

Back in 2009/10, running was everything. Long distance training runs on empty were par for the course and my weight fluctuated around the 11 stone mark. Five years have passed and I’m now at about 13 stone, the biggest I’ve ever been. Part due to sporadic visits to the weights room at the gym, and … Continue reading

My Golden Rule For First Time Competitors

My Golden Rule For First Time Competitors

A long distance training run is the perfect time to discuss training tips and experiences. Over the years, I’ve been given lots of advice, but every now and then you hear something that changes the way that you train for the better. Much of the best advice was passed down to me by members of … Continue reading

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine (Or Twelve)

A Stitch In Time Saves Nine (Or Twelve)

So, I’m finally back from my epic adventure around the world. Savouring the amazing landscapes of Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos wasn’t, however, without mishap. My latest injury has now sidelined me for my planned return to running. After a year and a half away from England, I can only look back with fondness. … Continue reading

The Runner That Was Afraid To Race

The Runner That Was Afraid To Race

Runners run, runners train and runners race. It’s what we do. But here’s the truth – every time I stand on the start line, I’m scared as hell. I’ve never been one for under achieving, and if I’m completely honest, if I know that I stand no chance of doing well, I’d rather not compete. … Continue reading

The Worst Hell I Can Imagine…

The Worst Hell I Can Imagine…

I’ve really struggled with motivation recently, so much so, that my running efforts have been pretty much non existent. I miss the mornings that I’d wake up ready to face the tarmac. I was loaded with energy and pumped – it was almost as if I needed to get out there and lose myself for … Continue reading