Went for my first run yesterday, after a week of being completely wiped out by the flu. It was hard! Especially with my lungs and sinuses being full of gunk. I do feel a lot better today though and I think I’m going restart my 5 week training plan and give it another go from […]
Attack of the Dreaded Lurgy Everything was going well with training – I was gradually losing weight and starting to feel my fitness improving and then disaster struck in the form of a nasty flu type bug, that started to effect me on Friday. I stupidly still went out for the traditional beers after work […]
Should you run when you are ill? Woke up this morning feeling a bit rough and nearly decided to call in sick. After 15 minutes extra time in bed, I finally managed to drag myself into the shower and then downstairs for breakfast and a strong black coffee. By the time I needed to leave, […]
You might think this sounds like a a sure fire method for getting Roci, our cat, to crap in my shoes but it’s actually the best method I’ve found for drying my soaked trail shoes. It’s pure genius – silica kitty litter is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, gets rid of nasty smells and due to it’s ability […]
5 Week Training Plan Please post comments if you think I should change anything or if anything is unclear.
Photo Gallery Sorry they’re a bit blurry – I was shooting through a waterproof case that steamed up half way through. Early(ish) Morning Start At 8:00 the alarm sounded to tell me to leave my semi-hangover in bed and get up to meet Rob down at the Plaza in our village, Santolaya de Cabranes. I […]
Hell’s Ridge Planned Route Can’t wait for tomorrow’s trip up into the mountains behind Infiesto! Rob and I are planning on running up to the Sierra del Infierno (Hell’s Ridge) which despite it’s ominous name looks like a great run. The Route The route starts at a car park in a spot used by locals for […]
Everything going well so far, the since starting the training plan on Monday. Today’s hill session felt particularly good – A nice hilly route, going hard up, fast down and easy on the flat, letting my heart rate get back down to 130 bpm. Maxed out at 178 bpm on the steepest bit! Calves feeling […]
A regularly updated YouTube playlist of Salomon’s ultra trail runner, extreme skier and my current role-model (even if I’m 17 years older!), Kilian Jornet. Kílian Jornet Burgada (born October 27, 1987) is a Spanish ski mountaineer, long-distance runner, mountain biker and duathlete (mountain running and mountain biking). He is a three time champion of the […]
Good to be back in Asturias again! These are some photos of my first proper training run today which was a 40 minute slow (7min 45sec/km average pace) run over 5.33 km and 227m of climb, in the hills and woods behind Santolaya de Cabranes. I didn’t really push it too hard as I’m still […]
Great run today up to Knowl Hill with Podge and his friend Pem. We all took it fairly easy due to overdoing it on red wine the night before! The 10 km route took us 1 hour 40 minutes, with lots of stops to get the tricky navigation right. We followed the Knowl Hill Fell race, […]
View Cadair Idris in a larger map This is the route for Tuesday’s New Year’s day trot up Cadair Idris. Unfortunately due to strong winds (60 mph+) and poor visibility, we decided to turn around and come back down.