Whilst I am recovering from the Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, I am trying to educate myself about how running specific injuries occur, why, and what I can do about them if (or more like when) sh*t happens. I believe it is inevitable to come down with some kind of injury or niggle at some point if anyone is seriously into running, however the good news is that by recognising our weak points and proactively working on these areas, we can (with more or less succcess) injury proof ourselves or speed up recovery time if we find ourselves sidelined. In most cases, it comes down on…

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It is one of those blog posts that I am finding very difficult to write. In fact, it has taken me a couple of weeks to get to this stage. The Valencia Marathon itself deserves a separate blog post in its own right, I am now trying to focus on what came after the most-awaited event in 2014 and how I have been trying to survive and maintain my sanity in the past 5-6 weeks. I am a different person now. A tired and desperate shell that needs to be filled with purpose, hope, and renewed strength to go on…

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The memories of my visit to Hungary and the great time I ran at the Budapest half have kept me going for the past couple of weeks. I can’t say these have been happy weeks at work. We entered a very tough period whereby my stress levels have gone out of the roof and I find myself working lots of evenings at home and a couple of hours at the weekends to stay afloat somehow. It is just the worst time of the year when everything seems to be happening at the same time for HR, and this is especially…

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The reason the half marathon has become my favourite distance is because it is a two-fold challenge: the distance needs to be conquered (it is long enough so that there is always a degree of unpredicatbility how things will play out no matter what you put in) and then there is the challenge of dictating a not so convenient pace for nearly two hours, which is quite taxing aerobically. It is a distance that a lot of people can conquer but only a few can run really well. Mo Farah has come an all-time close to running the Great North…

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Time for a new post! I have been experiencing some really good improvements in my running and just wanted to dedicate this post to reflect on some of the things I believe have supercharged my training. I feel like I have been reborn and am not the same person as a year ago. I have never felt more confident and closer to achieving my long coveted goals. I hope this post will help some people who are looking for some inspiration. So what is different? I believe the following ingredients have boosted my recipe for success:- 1. I drink much more…

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