The gain without the pain

The gain without the pain

TO become a better runner, you have to train to overload, pushing yourself to run faster for longer. I understand the concept, I just wish it didn’t have to hurt quite so much. Because it does hurt. It hurts a lot. Take…

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Nothing like a hill session to blast away the bank-holiday blues

Nothing like a hill session to blast …

It’s August bank holiday, which means it’s raining. In fact, it’s been raining all day. We’d planned to go cycling but didn’t really fancy it in the wet weather. Instead we curled up on the sofa watching Columbo, and munching our…

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Timing it right

Timing it right

Finding the time to train can be difficult. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Juggling work, family, horses, writing and studying has sometimes meant that I didn’t have time for a run. When I set my PB…

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