As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a huge fan of the London marathon. I really think that it is the best of its type in the world and as much as I love the New York marathon and the Berlin race and the Paris marathon, London is where my heart is. [...]
Where do you get your motivation from? Do you have a seemingly endless source of internal fire that you can call upon to get you up and out for that threshold session or tempo run on a cold, dark morning in the rain? If you do, then you are a rich man or woman indeed. [...]
I have recently been reading a book, called Kings of the Road, by Cameron Stracher, about the golden period of marathon running in the US, around the late-1970s and early ‘80s. This period followed on from the publication of Jim Fixx’s book The Complete Book of Running, and witnessed Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and later Alberto [...]
For many people music and running are a winning combination: they go together like rhubarb and custard or tea and biscuits or running and pretty much any food that is in the fridge… so what do you think about races that ban personal music players? This post was inspired by something I saw as I [...]
I have a theory that if you want to run a fast time in a race, then you really should find a race with as many other fast runners as possible. I am just reading the new book by Malcolm Gladwell, called David and Goliath and in that he talks about the idea that very [...]
After the success of the Berlin marathon to facilitate another marathon world record, I started thinking about what it would take to create a race with the sole intention of making it the Greatest Race in the World – the GRW. The greatest marathon course possible In the case of the Berlin marathon, I think [...]
In Buddhist philosophy, there is extensive writing about the importance of living in the present moment; the idea that what we have done (or not done) in the past dictates our present situation and what we do now will dictate our future situation. Through Buddhism, one learns that it is essential to be fully aware [...]
I love seeing people doing something as well as they can and that can be absolutely anything at all. Watching someone who is working towards mastering something and being the best that they can at it, is my favourite thing in the world. That is not to say that I always like what I see, [...]
I am a believer in training programmes. That is mainly because I know that I am quite a lazy person and unless I have a training programme, I will often struggle to get out and run, especially for the tougher sessions in the week. That is why, once I started trying to find out how [...]
I love running – doing it, thinking about it, working with companies involved in it, watching it. What I hate is the increasingly obvious problem we have with doping. I have chosen my words carefully here – increasingly obvious vs. increasing – because I don’t know that doping has not always been rife, it is [...]
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