What a beautiful sunset it was last night. The weather was glorious. Getting out of London was the right idea. Arriving at the coast, taking a BBQ to the beach, a dip in the sea with friends, food, music, conversation all to above as a backdrop. Calm, relaxing and wonderful. We were the only people … Continue reading A perfect evening
A mixed week running this week, that started successfully rehabbing one injury, then provoking another. However a good end to the week with a breath academy get together, breathing session and ice bath. Friday was definitely a highlight point. Having slightly strained the top of my right thigh last week, I was taking things easy … Continue reading Threshold, speed, breathing to recover and ice baths
Nearly two years have passed since I made the decision to cut out the booze. It seems such a long time ago now and something I reflect on fairly regularly. Initially this was a response to a running injury. I’d had a long boozy Saturday, that still was affecting me the following Thursday. It was … Continue reading Cutting out the booze.
It still amazes me that there is such a gap in information / knowledge / coaching around specific breathing protocols to support you when you run. I remember reading Alex Hutchinson writing about how to mitigate freezing air when running in winter. His advice being to cover your mouth with a buff to help reduce … Continue reading Breathing & running- how one really helps the other.
It’s rare – but nice to see your name in print. I had responded to a call from Like the Wind to submit a story about a particular Strava segment that had some meaning for you. With Lockdown last year removing any and all competitive running I focussed on various personal things as I trained. … Continue reading Name in print
A wonderful week away at our new home and where our new life will begin. Only another 7 weeks full time teaching before the summer holidays and then 2 days a week (where who knows at the moment). The weather was great, warm and welcoming. In fact I’ve been amazed at just how much of … Continue reading The power of the sea and The Comfort Crisis
I started thinking about a visual representation of health some time ago. I come back to it from time to time and really need someone far more able graphically than me, to make it come to life. There’s nothing new about what goes into it and it won’t find an answer (like the bar model … Continue reading The IDO model
I’ve been mulling over the question – what have we learnt? – a lot in the last week or so. Mainly in response to COVID and viewed on both a macro societal level and a micro personal level. I’ll talk about this a lot to Jenny – with views on what appears to have / … Continue reading A good week thinking about what I’ve learnt
This is the new view less than 2 minutes from our new front door. 10 months isn’t too long to buy a new home, it felt a lot longer than it actually was. When everything seemed lost at Christmas I read back through my journal and got a great sense of perspective of how quickly … Continue reading One step closer – Breathe to Move
I spent really lovely few hours running with Adharanand Finn, Joe Kelly and 11 other runners around Hampstead Heath yesterday. Adharanand was a wonderful host – allowing Joe (an Anatomy in Motion trained running coach) to deliver some really helpful tips for movement and breathing whilst running. The group were friendly and we enjoyed running … Continue reading Running with Adharanand Finn