It was a couple of weeks back that I completed the Wormerland Sprint Triathlon, my first of 2017. I had originally planned a different triathlon that day which was then cancelled, leaving me quite disappointed. Luckily I found another on the same day and the same distance, and that was also not so far […]
I started running back in 2004 (or was it 2003?). I started exactly how I now recommend runners should start. With a simple programme where for the first week you run 1 minute, walk 1 minute x 10. Strangely my memories of this was doing it in the dark and I had no idea […]
The start of the triathlon season has taught me the act of being patient. Reflecting on last year I often found myself constantly low of energy because I started the season too soon after I had run a marathon and there were a lot of things going on in my life. I therefore decided to […]
As you will no doubt have realised if you follow me, I am always trying to encourage people to sit less. Today I take the challenge to get off your butts.
We are designed to be hunters and gatherers but there has been a relatively recent change in human behaviour. We now sit more, we are […]
Since changing the direction of my services from quite a generic Personal Training Service to focusing more and more on movement I have found myself in the enviable position of having a job I love more and more.
More than 2 years ago I qualified as a Biomechanics Coach and this has been a real […]
Having trained really hard for Boston Marathon I really believed my training would allow for me to beat my personal best from 2014 of 3:27 – unfortunately the weather had a different view.
We started race day early and the hotel really got behind it by providing an early breakfast. We were told to make sure […]
I have hit my favourite time of marathon training – the taper. And given I work for House of Running I am also surrounded by others who are just two or three weeks away from their marathons. Personally I am quite shattered so it is important I do this well.
What is the taper and […]
I have a real interest in the psychology of pain and have written a couple of blogs about it (check them out here and here). Last week I had my own brush with pain psychology that I want to share with you.
At the time I was 6 weeks out from running the Boston marathon and […]
It wasn’t my intention to write a specific blog on the Schoorl Half marathon. However, I was so pleased about how it went that I thought it deserved its own spot in my blog.
This race was planned in the agenda quite a few months ago. Because I had only done a few weeks of […]
Earlier this month Boston Marathon were showing on Facebook and Instagram that they had already painted the finish line. At the moment I don’t feel the finish line is quite in sight. But training is definitely going well and has included a cross country.
As the year changed to 2017 my training took a turn […]