Lockdown life is dragging andf I was missing races and buddies so I decided to set myself a little challenge….
You don’t have to go far for an adventure. It can be your every day long run, just re-framed…
I may be nearly two months late setting 2020 goals but I intend to have the most productive year yet. 10 big goals for one big year.
The human body is a clever machine. It can function on very little, it can adapt and it can rebalance. That’s why I have learned to love and appreciate mine exactly as it is.
Running and racing isn’t just based on physical prowess, much of the challenge is the mental game and your game plan to battle those naughty little voices that shake your confidence both before and during a race.
That feeling of hopelessness when a race you’re in just isn’t going your way. Do you embrace it and see how tough you are or do you cut your losses and call it a day?
Huge vistas of open ocean, rolling coast path, mega steep climbs and epic forest were the greeting from the Maverick X Series opener in Exmoor. The most beautiful race on the Maverick calendar for sure.
Every running magazine, coach, seasoned runner and their dog know that running your easy days truly easy is the way to go but this is the biggest thing I struggle with.
Doing a race route recce is a brand new concept to me. It’s a sensible thing to do when a route might be challenging and can make sure you know a little more of what to expect on race day.
Months of preparation building mileage and time out on the trail, practising nutrition and working on strategies to mentally and physically tackle something that felt like a huge challenge.