9 Top Tips for Running Form

I’m not saying I have a secret ingredient to make you run super fast or super long. But I do have a bunch of things that have worked for me and have transformed running from something other (crazy) people did, to something I look forward to doing. Running is a solid part of my weekly…

Why everyone should do a Parkrun

If you haven’t heard about Parkrun, they are an amazing network of free, timed 5K runs held all over the world. How it works You register – for free – and are given a barcode. You print the barcode and take it with you on your run. At the end, you are given a chip…

Why you should learn about running form even if you ignore it

I read about how to run quite a lot. Almost as much as I read about how to climb and how to train for climbing. Sometimes I make adjustments to how I run based on what I’ve read, sometimes I totally ignore it. But the main reason I’m saying it’s a good thing, is that…

What Happened: Tempo Running to Improve my Pace

I did something a bit silly – I ran at midday. It was warm and although I was hydrated, it was just hard. I felt good before I set off, positive and I’d decided to try out a tempo run. I’d read about it on Pinterest the day before, and didn’t completely understand, so figured…

How running gave me a super power – well, sort of…

I ran for the first time in ten days today. It wasn’t a great run, but it wasn’t a bad one. I’m only going on what I┬áthink happened, my garmin decided to record someone else’s run I think! For starters, it thinks I ran 5 miles – I ran maybe 3 and a bit. Second,…

How I took ANOTHER ten seconds per mile off of my run

What has two thumbs and just took another ten seconds PER MILE off of her running pace? ME! I can’t quite believe it. I wasn’t even going to go for a run…here’s what happened. I’d had a good day, but I was tired. It was my girl’s birthday today and it had been a busy…

How I improved by ten seconds per mile

In one run, I took ten seconds off my per mile pace. This isn’t an epic run, it was all over in under half an hour. When I started out, it didn’t feel like it was going to be a fast run. I was hungry, I could have easily bailed out and just eaten dinner…

7 More Ways to Keep Running When You Hate It…

I ended up running in the rain yesterday. I can’t quite decide if this was a positive or negative experience. I know it was inevitable, it’s raining all the time. I made it through my route, with a consistent (dry) pace. Note: This is probably me being optimistic – the ground is so wet, even…

7 Ways to Keep Running Even When You Hate It…

I am not a fan of running. I think a lot of people say that, but I┬áreally mean it. I haven’t run for four weeks. My knee is better. I had started telling myself that I didn’t need to do any running training ahead of the Tough Mudder (TM). Because I was avoiding it… Once…