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 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
I recently re-read something I wrote at the time Kipchoge broke 2 hours for the marathon. It still made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up so wanted to share here: So what would it take to run a marathon in under 2 hours? Pacemakers, shoes, mindset, training, investment and one incredible … Continue reading Eliud Kipchoge – Sub 2
The second exciting thing for me is taking on a new running coach Andrew Bumbalough (https://www.highgearrunning.com/) who I found listening to the Morning Shakeout podcast. We had a good initial meeting and I’m hopeful that he’ll work alongside Dom well to help get me to a really strong place for the London Marathon in October. … Continue reading Exercised – Daniel Lieberman & coaching
I’ve had this on my mind a lot over the last couple of weeks. Ever since I went to see Helen Hall I’ve struggled to run properly. Initially my foot strike felt flat, awkward and rear-foot first. My achilles really hurt – to such an extent I couldn’t run and needed to take time off, … Continue reading Why we run, why I run?
Having pinged both achilles (again) on Saturday and then more so on Monday – leading to soreness that made running only possible at a slow shuffle – I knew that the best thing to do was take a big step back, look at how I’ve trained recently, what’s missing and what needs to change. It … Continue reading Rest, change, recover.
I spent a great (if not overwhelming) afternoon with the wonderful Helen Hall. Generous with her time and wisdom I learnt a great deal, a lot fo which I am still processing – both as there was so much to take in and a lot of it neurological, leaving my brain feeling confused as it … Continue reading The wonderful Helen Hall
Having been running injury free (in terms of mechanics and muscles) since I begun my recent half marathon block, and making good progress it was frustrating to injure my one / some of my hamstring muscle group on Thursday. Exactly why it screamed at me could be a number of things – overload from too … Continue reading Listening to pain & learning about the breathing mechanism
I’ve finished this book, this week and considered some of the areas it discusses whilst running. The two that I have been trying to understand better are meta cognition (the idea of thinking about thinking) and perceived effort. The first I have tried on a couple of occasions this week, when running round Regents Park. … Continue reading How we think, when we move
There are so many wonderful pieces of advice / wisdom within this book I’ve started folding pages when I read something that resonates. The first page I did this to was in response to a combination of Victor Frankl and Edith Eger: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of … Continue reading We can always choose how we respond