If you are a seasoned runner with a number of races behind your back, my guess is that you have probably found yourself in situations when you were ready to throw in the towel mid-race. I am quite familiar with the sensation of “hitting the wall” or “bonking”, as some runners like to call it: you know, when your legs are feeling as if they are made of cement, your stomach getting funny and losing your mental focus. For most of us, quitting is not an option when our faces slam up against that invisible concrete slab. We runners like to…

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I am one of those runners who has the tendency to get too comfortable with her running from time to time. Therefore I always try to turn one of my weekly runs into a speedier session to push myself a bit harder than usual. This certainly adds a bit more spice and variety into my running. And not only that – doing ‘single speed’ running all the time will keep you from getting stronger and better, it may also increase the risk of injury. Remember that our bodies need variety! In this post I am sharing a collection of my…

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Apart from running, the only other thing that excites me is science fiction and space sagas – others may not admit to it, but I am not ashamed to say I have been through all episodes of Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. I am currently indulging myself watching the latest series of Star Trek called Discovery. The moment I first fell in love with the new series was when I noticed that the corridors of the Discovery spaceship are filled with joggers night and day! How cool is that? In fact, the main character, Michael Burnham seemed to…

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We runners know that our sport is more than just putting one foot in front of the other… These days there is a vast array of different gadgets, gizmos, equipment and kit that can help take our running to the next level, or at least make it an enjoyable and  fuss-free experience. I thought I would share in this blog post 10 essential things that I can’t do without as a runner! 1. Asics Cumulus Shoes Having been a runner for a good number of years, I have tried various different running shoe brands. The one that really feels like it was made with my feet in…

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In case you didn’t know, Veganuary is a charity, inspiring people to try vegan for January and throughout the rest of the year. Veganism as a lifestyle trend is attracting a lot of attention here in the UK – in comparison with 59,000 people signing up for this challenge last year, this year the numbers are well over 160,000 at the time of writing this article. Terri Walsh, who is a world champion in pole, is one of Veganuary’s ambassadors in 2018 I have been very interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle for a while but without committing to be…

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