How was your weekend running?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/26/how-was-your-weekend-running

Every got the feeling a race just doesn’t really like you? As always, share your totally unfounded paranoia, self-pity and recipes for doughnuts below the line. Oh, and maybe a bit about running too

I really love Berlin, but I’m beginning to think it doesn’t like me much. It seems determined to break my heart – or my legs. Having trained as hard as I think I could, avoided injuries, been in what seemed like great shape – it all went wrong.

Earlier last week I s…

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/26/how-was-your-weekend-running

Every got the feeling a race just doesn’t really like you? As always, share your totally unfounded paranoia, self-pity and recipes for doughnuts below the line. Oh, and maybe a bit about running too

I really love Berlin, but I’m beginning to think it doesn’t like me much. It seems determined to break my heart – or my legs. Having trained as hard as I think I could, avoided injuries, been in what seemed like great shape – it all went wrong.

Earlier last week I s…

The highs and lows of my first 24-hour race

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How ultra-endurance running around a track in Tooting Bec offered a fresh perspective on happiness, humanity and the power of cake

Happiness is a fickle thing: ever-changing, rarely predictable. I was reminded of this a few days ago, when an unlikely instruction made me just about as happy as I’ve ever been in my life. That instruction was: “Stop running!”

For the past 24 hours, you see, my entire existence had been based on completing laps of a 400m track. T…

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/21/the-highs-and-lows-of-my-first-24-hour-race

How ultra-endurance running around a track in Tooting Bec offered a fresh perspective on happiness, humanity and the power of cake

Happiness is a fickle thing: ever-changing, rarely predictable. I was reminded of this a few days ago, when an unlikely instruction made me just about as happy as I’ve ever been in my life. That instruction was: “Stop running!”

For the past 24 hours, you see, my entire existence had been based on completing laps of a 400m track. T…

How was your weekend running?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/19/how-was-your-weekend-running

Maranoia is one thing, living in a house of germs is another. Please wash your hands with plenty of soap and hot water before venturing below the line to tell me your weekend running exploits

So. six days until Berlin marathon. It’s all been going well: good track sessions in training, no injuries (touch wood) and on Saturday I got a 5k PB at Fulham Palace parkrun (18m 42sec and before you ask – yes it is fine and normal and perfectly usual to do a 5k race a week before a …

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/19/how-was-your-weekend-running

Maranoia is one thing, living in a house of germs is another. Please wash your hands with plenty of soap and hot water before venturing below the line to tell me your weekend running exploits

So. six days until Berlin marathon. It’s all been going well: good track sessions in training, no injuries (touch wood) and on Saturday I got a 5k PB at Fulham Palace parkrun (18m 42sec and before you ask – yes it is fine and normal and perfectly usual to do a 5k race a week before a …

Week 9, 99 min half: Getting faster

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I’ve lived in London for 12 years now. And like most people who live here I have moments of loving it and being frustrated with the city.

In those 12 years I’ve lived in most postcodes and zones from 1 to 3. It’s a big place, but running and cycling around it makes it feel much smaller as all the dots get joined up.

On Monday night I ran to the track where I was coaching. I do this journey by bike usually but my run had been put off until there was …

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I’ve lived in London for 12 years now. And like most people who live here I have moments of loving it and being frustrated with the city.

In those 12 years I’ve lived in most postcodes and zones from 1 to 3. It’s a big place, but running and cycling around it makes it feel much smaller as all the dots get joined up.

On Monday night I ran to the track where I was coaching. I do this journey by bike usually but my run had been put off until there was …

Episode 18: Running and pregnancy

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kate-lewis-2A few weeks ago I took a walk round Wimbledon Common with Kate Lewis and her son Bertie. While Bertie slept, Kate and I talked about running during and after pregnancy.

She shared her experience of running through her two pregnancies and returning to running after birth.

I mention a US…

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kate-lewis-2A few weeks ago I took a walk round Wimbledon Common with Kate Lewis and her son Bertie. While Bertie slept, Kate and I talked about running during and after pregnancy.

She shared her experience of running through her two pregnancies and returning to running after birth.

I mention a US…

It’s a Long Story

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“I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this.”

Those were the final words delivered from my mouth to the PCT at the end of my 50 mile jaunt around three of Oregon’s largest volcanoes.

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“I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this. I fucking hate this.”

Those were the final words delivered from my mouth to the PCT at the end of my 50 mile jaunt around three of Oregon’s largest volcanoes.

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In defense of treadmills

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I’ve used the treadmill quite a bit this year. I know a lot of people hate running on treadmills, and I was formerly in Team Treadmill Haters. But not anymore.

While a run outside, somewhere scenic would always be my number one choice, sometimes the treadmill is the more realistic option for me. This past week has been HOT in London. We’re talking 30C. That’s not outdoor running weather, especially when you have speedwork to do.

Obviously there&#821…

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I’ve used the treadmill quite a bit this year. I know a lot of people hate running on treadmills, and I was formerly in Team Treadmill Haters. But not anymore.

While a run outside, somewhere scenic would always be my number one choice, sometimes the treadmill is the more realistic option for me. This past week has been HOT in London. We’re talking 30C. That’s not outdoor running weather, especially when you have speedwork to do.

Obviously there&#821…

Parallel London: an inclusive running festival like no other

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/14/parallel-london-an-inclusive-running-festival-like-no-other

Thanks to this fantastic event, my disabled daughter, Daisy, had a proper taste of competitive running. The only problem? It wasn’t fast enough for her …

I may not be the fastest runner in town. I’m never going to win any podium places, but for me it’s about so much more than silverware. It’s about keeping fit (obviously) but also about being a role model to my children – and showing that exercise need not be a chore.

Growing up in south Wales I would ofte…

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/14/parallel-london-an-inclusive-running-festival-like-no-other

Thanks to this fantastic event, my disabled daughter, Daisy, had a proper taste of competitive running. The only problem? It wasn’t fast enough for her …

I may not be the fastest runner in town. I’m never going to win any podium places, but for me it’s about so much more than silverware. It’s about keeping fit (obviously) but also about being a role model to my children – and showing that exercise need not be a chore.

Growing up in south Wales I would ofte…

How was your weekend running?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/12/how-was-your-weekend-running

I’m back from a month off including a lovely week training – and relaxing – at Club La Santa. As always, I want to hear your weekend’s triumphs and woes. Share your stories below the line

Hello everyone! I’m back. And my, that four weeks went very very quickly. In them, I ran a lot of miles, saw an amazing race, ran about five million laps of various tracks and had a fantastic week training and holiday-ing at Club La Santa in Lanzarote.

If you’ve ever fancied…

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/the-running-blog/2016/sep/12/how-was-your-weekend-running

I’m back from a month off including a lovely week training – and relaxing – at Club La Santa. As always, I want to hear your weekend’s triumphs and woes. Share your stories below the line

Hello everyone! I’m back. And my, that four weeks went very very quickly. In them, I ran a lot of miles, saw an amazing race, ran about five million laps of various tracks and had a fantastic week training and holiday-ing at Club La Santa in Lanzarote.

If you’ve ever fancied…

99 min half, week 8: Nearly there

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There will always be an excuse not to do something. I really didn’t want to run yesterday. I was hungover, I was tired, I’d got a train back from a wedding, a late night of drinking and dancing the night before and I wanted to sit on the sofa and do nothing.

It took me a full half an hour of laying on the floor with my running shorts in my hand before I was wearing those shorts.

I didn’t think the run would go well. I may as well wait until the next…

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There will always be an excuse not to do something. I really didn’t want to run yesterday. I was hungover, I was tired, I’d got a train back from a wedding, a late night of drinking and dancing the night before and I wanted to sit on the sofa and do nothing.

It took me a full half an hour of laying on the floor with my running shorts in my hand before I was wearing those shorts.

I didn’t think the run would go well. I may as well wait until the next…