30 Apr 2013 – parisienne walkways

30 Apr 2013 – parisienne walkways

  can’t believe it’s the last day of april already – this year is cruising along at an astonishing pace! unlike me this morning when it was time to get up. very snuggly and warm under that duvet, and there was a slight temptation to declare today a rest day (this weekend’s long run is […]

29 Apr 2013 – #tears4piers

29 Apr 2013 – #tears4piers

  had a fairly decent weekend – putting in a 25.7km run on Saturday in 4:11:28. The final 2.7km was walked though – at the 23km mark, my legs, back, shoulders and hips simply went on strike! with the remainder of saturday taken up with a wedding and reception (with accompanying food, wine, beer and […]

26 Apr 2013 – champ20ns

26 Apr 2013 – champ20ns

some good stuff on the knee front –  I wore a compression sleeve thingy during yesterday’s run, then post-run applied a cooling gel, continued to wear the compression sleeve, and popped a couple of anti-inflammatories. net result = knee all good. so the lesson learned is that a bit of care should go a long way […]

24 Apr 2013 – not nineteen forever

24 Apr 2013 – not nineteen forever

  while the neglect of this journal continues, please be assured that marathon training is most definitely not being neglected! I hav been feeling the effects of working on the garden last week though – aches, pains, fighting to stop a cold form developing fully – the worst of all has been my left knee. spending […]

18 Apr 2013 – little bones

18 Apr 2013 – little bones

  so stomach upsets, working on the garden renovation and other everyday things have meant that this journal has been badly neglected. The marathon training has continued though, and here’s a quick catch up of what has been done in the past week and a half… in addition to the running and rowing – april […]

completely frigging bonkers

completely frigging bonkers

I never saw this one coming. If I had, I don’t think I would have been so keen to start on this path to getting fit. “I see you’re doing really well with your exercise stuff”, he said. “So how about joining our Tough Mudder team?”, he said. and the craziest part about it is, […]

09 Apr 2013 – burn in hell

09 Apr 2013 – burn in hell

  still have a bit of an upset stomach, but I went for a run anyway – can’t afford to slip back on the schedule… summary Time got up (today): 03:00 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 4 Lunch 3 Night 3 journal 03:00 – few rice crackers and glass water 05:00 – short run (see […]

08 Apr 2013 – shifting gears

08 Apr 2013 – shifting gears

  so, a quick recap of the weekend… saturday – rest day sunday – 16.03km in 2:19:11 monday – rest day I made today a rest day for two main reasons – firstly I slept until 4:30am, secondly I had decided to shift things around a little as I need to do my long runs […]

05 Apr 2013 – shoot the runner

05 Apr 2013 – shoot the runner

  my friday morning run takes just under an hour (including post-run stretching), so I don’t need to get up quite so early as when I hit the gym… unfortunately, nobody told my body clock this fact, so just after 2:15am I was wide awake. I took my time getting ready, but hit the streets […]

04 Apr 2013 – no rest

04 Apr 2013 – no rest

  rest day today, and whether you judge it by the fact I woke up at 5:20am, or the aching of my legs from yesterday’s half marathon row – either way it is most welcome! summary Time got up (today): 05:20 Mood (1 to 5): Morning 5 Lunch 5 Night 5 journal 05:20 – 2 […]