It has been quite windy this weekend. By "quite windy" I actually mean scaffolding-smashing, tree-toppling 70mph gusts of wind that made me quite glad I was saddled with work, dispatching ambulances to people who had been upended by the weather, rather than getting upended by the weather myself. Most of my friends were taking part … Continue reading Blown Away
Two weeks and three days until London Landmarks, so I had better bring you up to date with my latest training. Last Thursday, two days after running 10 miles in the sun and coming home with tan lines, I went to the viewtube track session and got absolutely soaked to death. For some reason the … Continue reading More Half Marathon Training
We are in the season known as "Fools' Spring". Daffodils are sprouting, antihistamines are popping, and the dust has been washed off my Ambre Soleil bottle. We had the hottest February day since records began - 21.2c in London! It was, of course, this day on which I had to do my first Long Slow … Continue reading Long Slow Hot Repetitive Run
The fact that it's taken me until Wednesday to write about my half marathon performance has probably tipped you off that it didn't go as well as I'd hoped. It was, in fact, the 2014 League One Play Off Final in the form of a run. (My Livejournal post from said event, if you need … Continue reading Olympic Park Half
It's official. I have made all the way through my half marathon training without sustaining a single injury! (Unless I get hit by a bus on the way to the race.) Other than the time I signed up for the Hackney Half with ten days to go, this is the first time I have ever … Continue reading One Day To Go
I have spent most of the last three days in bed with the full works of temperature, headache, vomiting, not eating, sneezing, coughing etc etc. I went out on an ambulance observation shift on Wednesday and I can only think I caught something from one of the patients. In the last twelve hours I have … Continue reading DID I MENTION THAT I WAS ILL?
Hope, in reality, is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torments of man - Nietzsche I completed my last Long Slow Run before the Olympic Park Half today. 19 kilometres in nearly freezing temperatures, to the Olympic Park and back. I remember the days when just running to Stratford and getting a … Continue reading The Last Thing That We Need is Hope