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Gels are quite a simple science in many ways. You want to run long. Your body can [allegedly] cope with somewhere around 17 miles before it runs out of juice but you want to go further. Gels might just be what you need. What are they? Energy gels are a liquid food supplement, often predominantly […]

I’ve got Barcelona coming up so I need to get some miles under my feet. I was determined to get out there today. At least I was until I got up this morning and realised it was raining. Raining quite hard too! Outside looked terrible, roads were flooding, not a nice day. I’ll wait until […]

I have stuff to do this evening so having been a very lazy beggar this morning had to fit a run in to an hour this afternoon. I managed 6 miles, but not just any six miles… I decided to have a little run round a place which, it is safe to say, was my […]

Having done nothing in the running stakes since my incredibly short Sunday run, I was looking forward to a long Club run. As it turns out several of the guys had done the Wokingham half on Sunday (and run some serious times too) so it ended up being a rather short one, just shy of […]

About 45k short today. I’m calling it easing myself back in. Slooooowly. It’s actually because I know the ankle still niggles after every single run but I’m also conscious that I want to get to Barcelona and run my next marathon there. Niggles and marathons don’t mix well. Today I was of course supposed to […]

I’ve had complaints. I’ve had complements. I’ve had injuries. I’ve run another marathon. I’m back! (And I promise to keep you updated this time!) Last night was the first enjoyable, virtually pain free and certainly worry free run I’ve managed in over 4 weeks. I completed the Gloucester marathon on what I knew (by 8 […]

It’s the day before the Lisbon Marathon and my ankles ache a lot. I’ve done too much between Luton a fortnight ago and today. Not too much mileage. Nor too many runs. I’ve just ran too hard each time I’ve been out and haven’t given myself time to recover. I got out this morning and […]

I arrived home late, in a terrible rush to change and head back out of the door to make it in time for the club run. When I took my sock off, I found that the nail on my left big toe had split. About a quarter of it had lifted away leaving a thin […]

This morning was a 9am Sunday run with the club and a very good turn out too. Dave, Paddy, Alan, Chris, Lawrence and I headed out for about 10 miles. The first couple of miles passed quite quickly, I felt ok, not great, but ok given a marathon just 7 days previous. After seven miles […]

I missed last week’s club run as I was working late. Glad to be back this week. There were a lot of people about this week, which was great to see and the front group was probably fifteen strong. Alan led us out and after about a mile announced we’re going to be doing some […]