On injury, identity, and life after running

A while back my left foot started hurting. A bit of pain down the outside edge. I rested, didn't run for a bit, it persisted but I started running again. Three weeks ago the pain started again but this time in my calf muscle and down to the ankle. Tight muscles, I thought, and didn't … Continue reading On injury, identity, and life after running

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Truro Half Marathon 2018 – race recap

On Sunday, I joined ~600 others and ran the Truro half marathon. I previously ran this in 2014 and was keen to see if I could improve on my last experience, when I ended up dragging myself across the finish line and not having much fun at all. This time around and all through my … Continue reading Truro Half Marathon 2018 – race recap

On exercise, and the Indian Queens Half Marathon

I’m still riding high on the endorphins from yesterday’s half marathon so I wanted to get my thoughts on paper (err, screen) before I dip back into lethargy, apathy and general sloth-dom. So in case it wasn’t clear, the Indian Queens Half Marathon went FANTASTICALLY WELL and I whizzed around the course in 20 degree … Continue reading On exercise, and the Indian Queens Half Marathon

Marathon training – less than 2 weeks to go, and tapering

My knee is unfortunately still not quite right, so my goal of reaching 20+ miles in training has gone right out of the window and instead I am focusing on shorter runs, more cross training and as much stretching and foam-rolling as possible. I managed 12 miles the week after the Super Serious Run which … Continue reading Marathon training – less than 2 weeks to go, and tapering