Running

January Training Update

January feels healthy. I'm having fun pounding pavements after a December which was decidedly more mince pies than blue skies. That said, the weather has meant more treadmill runs than I'd like, but that's good for intervals and those runs where I'm trying to nail...

Great Manchester Run

Kicking off 2018 with a training plan for the next race - the Great Manchester Run, which is half-marathon or 10k. I'll be doing the 10k and including lots of the shorter recovery runs in Bramall Park (pictured in the cover image above - not...

100 Miles in January

OK, strictly speaking, it was 99.3 over 19 runs. My target was 100 miles for the month, but who's counting? It's also felt pretty tough, even to cover this mileage at an average pace of 8'17" over the month. That's reflected in my average heart...

Apple Watch

Just bought myself an Apple Watch. Resisted when the first series was released for the fundamental reason that it had no GPS. I found it such a major omission from what appeared to be a great product that I couldn't understand what they were thinking...

New Treadmill

Not the biggest fan of treadmill running (who is?), but keen to keep consistency with hill repeats and intervals and let's face it, in grey, miserable, rainy Manchester a treadmill makes sense. Didn't take too long to assemble the Proform Premier 1300 and I gave it...

Sub 90 Great North Run

This is me at the start of the 2016 Great North Run. It's a half marathon I've run more times than I care to remember and in 2016 it formed part of my training for the New York Marathon. This year, it's my primary focus. My...