Tag Archives: running

July’s Best Efforts…

July has been a wonderful month for health, fitness and wellbeing. One of the main things this month was putting the static apnea on hold and switching to just breath watch meditating to see how that would be.  I’m now meditating twice a day for for 5 and 15 minutes each time and really enjoying read more »

First Olympic Distance Triathlon…

So after my few lazy days today was the big one. My first attempt at the full triathlon. The swim was horrible with awful south westerly swells making everything a lot harder… That’s 9 minutes longer than my last 1500m swim and that swim was after a 10.5km skate, so that’s nearly 25% extra effort read more »

Reasons To Cycle Early – My First Polecat…

People usually look at me like i’m quite mad when they find out that i go out cycling between 4.30 and 5.00 am. The main reason i do this is because there’s hardly any mettle monsters on the roads. Not only is this safer, but also a hell of a lot less stressful and also read more »

Eat and Run (book review)…

Or to give it its full title… ‘Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness’. This is a great book by Scott Jurek one of ultra’s greatest ever competitors. Like ‘Finding Ultra’ by Rich Roll, this book doesn’t go into training for ultras or anything like that, it just chronicles Scott’s journey from childhood read more »

Run Wild (book review)…

Before we go any further, i do need to state that there are a couple of mentions of Jimmy Saville in the book, a keen city marathon runner, which obviously some people may find too distressing. The book was written just before the truth came out and i think it’s fair to say that these read more »

Finding Ultra (book review)…

Or to give it its full title… ‘Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself’. I came across Rich Roll and his exploits through my wanderings around the internet looking at all things triathlon and ultra athletics, which is my current ‘thing’ in case no one’s been keeping read more »

Did I Really Do That Run? Strava…

The Beeb have put up a good article on websites like Strava and how they’re impacting on people’s health and fitness… ‘Sport for the social media and smart phone generation’. From the article… We have all heard the philosophical head-scratcher about whether a tree falling over in the forest makes a sound if there is read more »