Back in the saddle

IN WHICH WE GET SOME EXERCISE THAT DOESN’T INVOLVE RUNNING, RUN OUT OF WOOD AT JUST ABOUT THE RIGHT TIME, AND HAVE A TIMELY REMINDER ABOUT THE LAMENTABLE LEVELS OF SAFETY FOR CYCLISTS ON THE ROAD… AND MAKE YET ANOTHER IMPULSIVE PURCHASE I treated our wood-burning stove to some TLC yesterday. I took the doors … More Back in the saddle

The 50@50

Yesterday was a long day. Any day when you get up early and try to run 50k straight is probably going to constitute a long day. The night before was the classic preparation and gear check. Or in my case, multiple gear checks. But here’s the odd thing. If it’s not on the list you … More The 50@50

Give us the tools…

We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job. Winston Churchill 9th February, 1941 Okay, a quote from Churchill is perhaps an odd way to start … More Give us the tools…

Damn good

Time rolls on N’ that’s as it should be Here and gone Seems to move so quickly ‘Damn Good’ Dave Lee Roth The training has been okay this week. Plenty of miles on the clock. Probably at the limit now, or certainly, I am getting some messages from the legs to say we’ve had enough. I’ll … More Damn good

The Grand Tour

IN WHICH WE HAVE THE FIRST SNOWS OF 2017, GET BACK TO SOMETHING APPROACHING NORMAL AS REGARDS TRAINING, AND CONTINUE THE DIY FITNESS REGIME WITH SOME, EH, HOME DIY… It doesn’t really snow much here in Ireland. We were at a little bump the other day (what is technically called an RTC, or road traffic collision) … More The Grand Tour

A poxy start

The new year has started where the old one left off: with not quite sparkling health. Both the gym and the running have suffered. I have managed two runs this year, neither of any great quality. Still. Luxury problems. I know it’s a mantra I have trotted out a few times here, but dosing up … More A poxy start