Making up for Missed Runs

Running a blog and offering help and advice to fellow runners is one thing, but I’m also a runner myself and I know first-hand that advice given, even with the best of intentions, is not always advice that we wish to follow. Therefore, following that same advice is quite something Read more…

5k Race Time

This weekend sees the first of my goal races for 2019. OK, so it’s only a parkrun, but I’ve been training well for this now for the past 10 weeks, and it will all come to a head inside 21-22 minutes on Saturday at Coventry parkrun. I’ve been trying for Read more…

Training for a Faster 5k

The 5k is a great distance as it’s so inclusive. It caters for the sub-16, sometimes even sub-15 veterans whilst also being great for couch-to-5k beginners looking to begin their running journey. Whilst the half marathon is my favourite race distance, 5k is one I often come back to in Read more…

2018 in Review

When looking back, the human mind has a way of searching for negatives before it does the positives. Sitting here now, thinking back to my 2018 of running, the immediate memory that springs to mind is my shin injury that developed a few weeks out from the Stratford Half Marathon. Read more…

The Effects of Detraining

I listened to an interesting podcast this week regarding detraining and getting fitness back after a break. I think most runners will know that a day or two missed here and there is not likely to affect their fitness or training in any way. But for beginners who are strictly Read more…