Photo by Inge Maria on Unsplash I wouldn’t say that I’m a fair-weather runner, but with a treadmill easily accessible to me I do, fairly frequently, ditch my road runs for treadmill sessions when the weather is grim. Recently the weather has indeed been particularly grim, and although I still believe there are benefits to running on the… Continue reading Running Wet, Running Hungry, and Running for Soup.
Photo by Will Fuller on Unsplash When I went out on Wednesday morning for an 8-mile run I thought that winter had well and truly arrived. Yet, October isn’t quite over and done with yet though, and if I'm being brutally honest with my cowardly self, it wasn't even that cold. If I can’t stomach that level of… Continue reading Running Cold, Chicago Inspired, and a Grand Prix.
Planning Success. I’m not usually one for plans. Much of that attitude is due to the nature of my work – things change last minute, and I take on a lot of overtime, so planning too much means plans being ruined, too much. It’s disheartening, so why bother? As I continue to push forward with… Continue reading The Best Laid Plans, a Seriously Long Run, and an Early Morning Experience.
Mixing It Up Throughout July I am running every day. Usually I stick to a six session a week schedule, doubling up once a week to give me two full rest days, but for three more weeks my recovery days are actually a-couple-of-easy-miles days. So far, it’s not been so tough, but because of the… Continue reading Rowing to a PB, the Benefits of Big Tunes, and Secret Running.
Hot on the Heels I like running in the heat, but there’s no denying it can be difficult. You sweat buckets, and the sun can feel as if it is draining you of vital energy, but with appropriate hydration I’d take a warm weather run to a dreary jog, or winter walkabout, any day. And… Continue reading The Heat, Streaking, and a Serpent.