hands on me

hands on me

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiE2R0xfbxM&w=560&rel=0] Rest day for me today – seems that’s what I’ve been doing all week to be honest – but hopefully it’ll pay dividends further down the track, with the ab muscle slowly healing and a chance this weekend to actually complete a long run (slowly and carefully!) A couple of interesting and exciting things […]

nmmfg tv episode 20

nmmfg tv episode 20

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btqxkt5P20U&w=480&h=360] the one where nmmfg talks about the positive side of having an injury and why you shouldn’t let experts kill your dreams Posted by | View Post | View Group

not giving in

not giving in

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHJSKyQanKE&w=560&rel=0] soooo, what’s been happening since Monday? well, Tuesday was a second rest day, giving the abs a chance to recover a bit more. but I also met a newspaper photographer in a local park! he took some shots of me running, tying laces and cheesy stuff like that – all wearing my heart foundation […]

air balloon

air balloon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUGaXUwh-ak&w=560&rel=0] so, after sunday’s meltdown, some great support from the facebook minions, fellow runners and coach Jackie… it was time for Monday to roll into town, bringing with it a rest day (to give the ab muscle a chance to recover). but there was still an opportunity to don the running gear! I had a […]

impossible

impossible

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJqbaGloVxg&w=560&rel=0] OK, so I have left it all day before posting about this morning’s run – because I was annoyed, disappointed, and generally not in a particularly positive place mentally afterwards… The picture below was taken in the last 3 or 4kms – by which time I was walking, frustrated and annoyed. Hence the face […]

rather be

rather be

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-M1AtrxztU&w=560&rel=0] so nothing basically happened yesterday – it was a rest day 🙂 in non-running terms though, some more donations came in on the london marathon fundraising page (thank you!!), Pension Transfers Direct became the latest london marathon shirt sponsor, and I finally got around to recording a “welcome” video for the web site’s “start […]

trumpets

trumpets

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOAfz0H4f00&w=560&rel=0] I was worried this morning – for some reason I really struggled to sleep overnight, and in the end only managed a total of about 3 broken hours. Worse still was the fact I had speed work on the schedule; not even something “nice” like a recovery run, or easy paced cross training… so […]

nmmfg tv episode 19

nmmfg tv episode 19

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp9yvsFUi4c&w=480&h=360] the one where nmmfg talks about the london marathon, generous people and the power of positive thinking Posted by | View Post | View Group

take me home

take me home

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvzfOyW0ZMo&w=560&rel=0] A relatively leisurely start to the day, with a trip to the gym at about 4am. Cross-training day! With “easy row or bike for 45 to 60 minutes” in the schedule, I opted for a 10k cycle AND 5k row – both activities taking a few seconds short of 25 minutes to give a […]

if i lose myself

if i lose myself

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGx0rApSk6w&w=560&rel=0] So this morning’s session was 3 x 1.6km intervals. More precisely… 1.6km warm-up 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 400m recovery 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 400m recovery 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 1.6km cool-down So how did it go? Short version – it hurt! Long […]