I am beginning to think I will never get to Barking parkrun! Yesterday evening I was all set for my trip there, but a last minute check of the train times revealed engineering works on the Gospel Oak to Barking line which meant I would need to get up at 5am and catch a hundred … Continue reading Hackney Marshes parkrun
There are many skills which you need to train for a marathon: bloody mindedness, a low pain threshold, map reading, a disregard for your social life, perhaps even being good at running. I have reached the conclusion, though, that time management and schedule juggling is the most important of them all. I used to think … Continue reading How Not To Train For A Marathon
You will be spared the feature length parkrun entry today as I was back at Finsbury Park, and it hasn't changed since I was last there just over a month ago. The hill has not got any less hilly but it remains my favourite parkrun venue. The most notable thing about today's parkrun was that … Continue reading Finsbury parkrun (again)
Sir Mo Farah was said to be quaking in his trainers today, as veteran Walthamstow athlete Suzi Brent set a new 10,000 metre PB of 1:10:54 at the venue formerly known as Waltham Forest Pool and Track. Said Mo: "This is getting beyond a joke. This time last year I could run three 10ks in … Continue reading New Track 10km PB!
It's official. I've reached that stage. The stage where you aren't going to get any sense out of me until April 15th. The onset of Maranoia, which is a state of anxiety afflicting marathon runners in their latter stages of training, whereby they are constantly convinced they will become ill, injured or otherwise afflicted by … Continue reading Maranoia
Shortly after my first parkrun (last March), I happened to be in Chelmsford for my Other Hobby and took a walk through Central Park. I was struck by what a lovely park is was and was very jealous of the people of Chelmsford having it as their home run. I wondered if it would be … Continue reading Chelmsford Central parkrun
After nearly a month on the sick bench with The Never Ending Cough, I finally had both time and sufficient health for a long run today. It is quite interesting to see how resting heart rate (as measured by a Fitbit) goes up when you are ill and back down when you recover. Mine is … Continue reading Long Run (13 weeks to go)