• You are not an avocado

    You are not an avocado

    In addition to taxes and death, if you train to participate in races / sporting events (at whatever level) you will have the additional certainties of sickness (or injury) as well as a taper of some description. Rationale, you and I both know that fitness does not disappear over night. But putting aside our rational…

  • Worry About What You Can Control

    Worry About What You Can Control

    Focus on the variables you can control. Whist this is tried and tested advice, should we just ignore the uncontrollable factors? Better is understand the opportunities some of these factors offer and then take advantage to improve our plans.

  • Why Strava will derail your training

    Why Strava will derail your training

    We all love Strava right? And I include myself in that. Over the years they have developed the platform, made it ever more sticky and really understood gamification. The net result being that it is a truly engaging user experience, it drives massive loyalty and has quite clearly established itself as the social media platform…

  • Want to improve your 5k time?

    Want to improve your 5k time?

    There is something special about your 5k personal best time, and tends to be the one number that most runners know. Perhaps it is because it is more attainable than focusing on marathon PB’s, maybe it’s because for many runners their journey started with Couch 2 5k, or perhaps it’s all about the mushroom growth…

  • Running in the heat and how it might affect you.

    Running in the heat and how it might affect you.

    It’s set to get hot out there. Here are some practical ideas about how to cope with running in the sun and how heat affects our performance…

  • Pitsford 10k

    A fresh Sunday morning in Northamptonshire! And our running with my running club Olney Runners. The club organised a 10k race (basically one lap of the reservoir) for club members, their friends & family. But this year also opened it up to other local running clubs. What makes this such event is that all proceeds,…

  • Zwift bites back with new partnership

    I am no fan of Zwift… As anyone that either reads this blog or follows my Facebook page will know only too well by now! However even I have to concede that their recent announcement; a partnership with British Cycling, does take the debate in a completely different direction. As as an ex-digital strategist, I…