Last night’s run really got me thinking. Not that there was much coherent thought going on during the speedy tempo run through London’s streets, but in my emotional state after the run, new perspectives turned up about a few things that have been bouncing around in my mind recently.[[MORE]] Since moving up to a faster group about a month ago, I have felt the burn and felt that I had...
Don't dream of winning
Don’t dream of winning. Train for it. @mo_farah #makeitcount Mo’s been on my wall since the British 10K a while back, reminding me of the importance of setting goals and doing my best to reach them. I know Mo’s *actually* thinking about winning races, but for mere mortals winning means something else. To me it’s about setting goals to challenge my body, my stamina, my...
I’m not one to follow a training plan, what with my inherent aversion to authority (even if it comes from myself!). Yet, despite more or less winging it on the training plan side of things, it seems I’m doing something right.[[MORE]] I’ve stepped up (kind of half) a group at RunDemCrew and now run with the Cheetah/Elites. On Tuesday we averaged 4.36min/km over 11km. We did...
Where ever I go, a @rundemcrew running man makes me smile.
Casually meeting PAULA RADCLIFFE on Wednesday. Oh, and CARL LEWIS for good measure. *faints from excitement.*
#RUN Installation in the Olympic Park. Drew me in like a beacon, captivated by a simple word after watching some of the finest athletes in the world compete. Talk about an event to ‘Inspire a generation’.
Living in London for the last 6 years, I have seen changes and preparation take place across the city, experienced the tensions around sponsorship deals, corporate decision making, the intended legacies and community involvement. It hasn’t been beautiful in the detail, but for me the beauty of a global sports event with 204 nations represented draws ranks in the overall view. I declare...