Continuing in my series of the World Marathon Majors, the next one for me to do (and the first one this year) is Tokyo. The course profile – fast and flat with the first 5k downhill. I found a great VR recap of last years running: The whole thing is over 3.5 hours long, but … Continue reading Tokyo Marathon Flyby
I had a great night last Friday. One of the guys I coach was running in the Friday Night Under the Lights 5k races at Battersea Park. 4 mens races & 1 women’s elite race made for fast racing (mens race was won in 14:07 by Tom Keen, womens in 15:48 by Revee Walcott Nolan. … Continue reading Friday Night Under the Lights
I do hope I’m not tempting fate writing about this (although how much tempting fate is our subconscious bias, influencing behaviour leading to the exact outcome we want to avoid I’m unsure about) but to date my road to Boston has been smooth. Hotel for Boston is booked, next flights and somewhere post run to … Continue reading Onwards to Boston
I received a round robin email a couple of weeks ago that had links to 2 new breathwork studies that have just been released. One a meta study (so pulling together of lots of other studies) which I’ll come back to another time. The second was a jointly authored paper by several people, including Andrew … Continue reading New Breathwork studies
I’ve just finished reading Chill – The cold water swimming cure by Mark Harper. It was a book recommended to me by a fellow Oxygen Advantage coach. I was curious about learning so much more around the physiological and mental health benefits of cold water swimming, for both my own benefit and adding to my … Continue reading Chill – The cold water swim cure by Mark Harper MD
I bought this book last week as I wanted the information about Himalayan 61 point meditation. I came across the practice on the Insight timer meditation app and found it to be invaluable at calming my body (and also mind). I also really enjoyed the end of the practice which allows the whole body to … Continue reading Recovery – alternatives that work?
I’ve been mulling over the metaphor of life as a train recently – for maybe the last 4 months or so. I’m not sure what prompted it, but it came to me one day that the journey of life is like getting on and off a train, at various stops, on the way up a … Continue reading Life is like being on a train, going up a mountain.
It’s that time of year when I reflect on what has happened and plan forward for what is to come. I’ve started doing this in a more structured fashion over the last couple of years and found it helpful in terms of where I want to be from a zoomed out perspective. This then informs … Continue reading A New Year
I’ve had the pleasure of pacing for Tracksmith the last 3 weeks. The Turkeytrot celebrating Thanksgiving the two Saturdays past and two progressively longer runs last Sunday and this. I’m always reminded how much I enjoy running with other people whenever I do these things. I’ve been pacing a 9 minute mile group, a really … Continue reading Pacing Tracksmith Long runs
I’ve been playing around with different breath techniques to use with the Juniors I coach on Tuesdays as I wanted to find a good balance with introducing children to breathwork in an appropriate, safe, fun and useful fashion. I’ve settled on the following – which has been going well and the children have been taking … Continue reading Children, running & breathing