Week Three draws to a close and Autumn has finally arrived. In truth, we have had another decent Summer, and the next logical season was bound to arrive sooner or later. But without doubt, if nature is any arbiter (and she is), then the climate and all that is bound by its rules have made … More A wobbly week
It’s good to be busy. I’m sure I’m no different to most other folks out there. We just function better when we’re busy, and when we’re busy, we get energetic. Energy begets energy. Or something. It’s a variation on the old adage of ‘If you want anything done, ask a busy man to do it‘. … More A little post about running. And other stuff…
Like many runners, I try and keep up to speed with current trends in training. That’s not even an attempt at a gag, by the way. For the vast bulk of us enthusiasts and amateurs, it stands to reason we would have more than a passing interest in our hobby. And so we subscribe to … More It’s life, gym, but not as we know it…
IN WHICH WE REMIND OURSELVES, YET AGAIN, THAT MY AGEING, CREAKING BODY CAN RUN A MILLION MILES* BUT 90 MINUTES OF FIVE-A-SIDE IS TOTAL MADNESS AND MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS… Today marks the end of Week Five of the Programme, and so far, the wheels have not come off. Mind you, the long … More Eastbound
“I’m the Dude, so that’s what you call me. That or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”The DudeThe Big Lebowski There is a ten percent ‘rule’ in long distance running training. In simple terms, increase your mileage by no more than 10 percent per … More The programme provides. This dude abides.
I suspect I am no different to most casual runners; we sometimes need a little ‘hoosh’. Given that most of us are not performing in a competitive manner in our chosen sport, it’s other motivating factors that keep us going: simple fitness, the joy of exercise, the chance of a new personal best… And the … More In praise of the programme
Nobody told me there’d be days like these Nobody told me there’d be days like these Nobody told me there’d be days like these Strange days indeed – most peculiar, mama ‘Nobody Told Me’ John Lennon I haven’t really been following a programme for this long distance triathlon. It’s an odd thing how, as the … More Strange days
Nothing much to report really, which begs the question… oh, well. As the great Magnus Magnusson was wont to say, I’ve started so I’ll finish. Head colds have been hanging around the house. And most unwelcome visitors they are too. It would seem half the country is suffering, and anecdotally, it’s easy to imagine the … More Bah, humbug… but maybe gym’ll fix it!