Spring Marathon Training – Week 5

After last week’s drop back week I really wanted to get a good long run in, to test whether I would do any better at it. I’m aware that I’m running more miles than Ben would advocate at this stage, but a) I haven’t been able to do any strength or cycling these past two… Continue reading Spring Marathon Training – Week 5


Spring Marathon Training – Week 1

Saturday afternoonI have been in a slight quandary for the last ten seconds wondering whether to rinse the mud off my clothing, or to get the first part of this week’s summary written up. The reason it’s an issue is that I’m off out again to watch Liverpool in the FA Cup, so I’ve barely… Continue reading Spring Marathon Training – Week 1


Working – Robert A. Caro

This is one of the books I got for Christmas and it’s been a very quick read for me surprisingly, as I’m not a very fast reader, and this guy normally writes enormous books. Anne’s eldest gave it to me after he went through most of the tomes of Caro’s major work, The Years of… Continue reading Working – Robert A. Caro

Life, Running

Reflections and Resolutions

Photo by Emre Can Acer on I’m sitting inside our bedroom watching the back garden world through our window. A pigeon lands and bounces up and down a few times on the slender branch of a neighbour’s whomping willow. I can’t see the rain falling but I can see the puddles being attacked with… Continue reading Reflections and Resolutions