I had a very special teacher for A Level History who used to say to us 'it's amazing what you can get done in two weeks'. These are words to live by, I've found. Two weeks ago we were hot off the plane from Tokyo and I'd got a half marathon booked. I was knackered, jet … Continue reading Two Week’s Notice
I ran a funny little race today. And I had a lovely time. We got back from a very successful trip to Japan on Friday, where we had been so that Mr. Duff could tick another major off the list by running the Tokyo marathon. More on that soon. In my infinite optimism I had … Continue reading Running Community Spirit
Part 2 – Taking Care of Yourself Last time we covered the basics of getting yourself a support network and finding a suitable plan. Today we're going to talk about how to make sure you look after yourself when you're training for a marathon. Time & Motion Training for a marathon takes up a massive … Continue reading The Normal’s Guide to Marathon Training – Part 2
Part 1 – The Basics & the Plan Around this time of year it’s usual to start seeing an increase in runners on the streets, not to mention the sudden upswing in emails and Facebook posts asking for sponsorship – all because of the Spring marathon season. Maybe you’re training for your first marathon at … Continue reading The Normal’s Guide to Marathon Training – Part 1
We are currently about 9 weeks out from the London Marathon. I'm at the tail end of week 7 of my plan. And I am still largely in one piece. So what's been happening? Well, no news is pretty much good news! Largely my training has been going according to plan. This time around I am … Continue reading The Power of the Running Buddy – London Chronicles 2
Coram is probably the best known charity you’ve never heard of. Heard of the Foundling Hospital in London? That’s the one. As I’ve mentioned, in April I am running the London Marathon for Coram. As one of my company’s corporate charities they often come along and give us a presentation at our work functions. Last … Continue reading #ReasonToRun – Why Coram?
Heading out to work this morning for the first day back after the festive break. The weather had taken a turn for what it’s supposed to do over Christmas but always seems to come a bit later, just to make going back to the office that bit more exciting. Ice encasing the porch door, frost glistening … Continue reading Rare Sighting…