Life, Travel

Riding to Delamere Forest

I think I will sleep well tonight. I have that all over physical tiredness that isn’t painful at all. It is just settling in around my shoulders like a heavy blanket. It’s no surprise really. I was turning those wheels around for over 56 miles today. A great day's work How on earth did I… Continue reading Riding to Delamere Forest

Running

10K Training: Wk 1 – Keep the Chocolate Coming

I’ve just had the best choccy milk ever. Not one of your fancy lardy shop bought numbers but one that Anne made me, melting plain chocolate powder in a bit of hot water before adding the cold milk, when I called to say I was five minutes away. Simple as. But, coming in after a… Continue reading 10K Training: Wk 1 – Keep the Chocolate Coming

Running

Wirral Multi-Terrain – Arrowe Park

What is one of the cardinal rules of running a long-distance race? Don’t go off too fast too soon. What did I do yesterday evening in the final Wirral Multi-Terrain event? Go off like a galloping heffalump, huffing and puffing before I got round the first corner. Gathering runners and clouds But it’s so exciting!… Continue reading Wirral Multi-Terrain – Arrowe Park

Life, Travel

Thursday Cycle Ride: A Wet One

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or should that be ‘what doesn’t drown you …’? Well, to be fair, we were due an opening in the heavens after all the clement days we’ve had on the cycle rides, and the runs that I’ve been on. I can’t remember the last time I came home… Continue reading Thursday Cycle Ride: A Wet One

Running

Short Term Goals – Training Plans

I am going to attempt to follow a training plan. Now you might have assumed that that’s something I do all the time with all the races I partake in. Errr…no. What I normally do, is just go out and run, sporadically, doing my best to slowly get within the ballpark figure of the distance… Continue reading Short Term Goals – Training Plans