I have still done fuck all running since the marathon. I went out for a trial run round the block (less than 1km) on Wednesday and it felt fine at the time, but the second I stopped I felt like I'd been kicked in the shin and the pain didn't go until the next morning. … Continue reading My Time on the Injury Bench
A week on from the marathon, and I'm still perplexed as to why every single person I speak to doesn't want to hear about it in minute detail. I am telling them anyway, including random people I never normally speak to at work, the scary HIIT instructor at the gym and absolutely anyone I interact … Continue reading Post Marathon Delerium
I loved the Brighton Marathon. And I will never, ever do it again. "Oh, everyone says that," say my veteran marathoner friends. "I said that when I finished my first, and look, here I am on marathon number 59!" But I actually think that (barring some kind of lottery win where I can give up … Continue reading Why I Won’t Run Another Marathon
Running is like drinking alcohol. For a start, they are both things I enjoy. There is a certain irony to this statement, as since I started marathon training I have hardly drunk any alcohol at all. But examine the evidence: Running 5km is like a tasty pint of beer. You can do it in your … Continue reading Running is like…
Something yesterday reminded me that after my Dublin Marathon 2016 fiasco, I made a bullet pointed list of things to remember for next time. I had a dig in my computer and found the following in a Word file entitled "Things I Learned From My First Marathon": Four gels is plenty. Any more will just … Continue reading Things I Learned From My First Marathon
Today Brighton Marathon Weekend posted a photo on their Facebook page of two suspiciously cheerful men named Sam and Rob approaching the Brighton Marathon finish line pushing a young girl in a wheelchair, with the caption "3 weeks to go! Are you ready?" Am I ready? Let's see. I suppose I am ready, a bit like … Continue reading Are You Ready?