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Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 3

After more than 500k and 15,000m of ascent, I thought it was about time that I finally reviewed the shoes that have become so much a part of me, and smell every bit as worn as they look, that I can barely think about replacing them. 980 more words


Work-it-out Wednesday: hill repeats

Happy hump day hierophants!

I hope that your work-week is going well. Have you been interpreting any sacred mysteries or esoteric principles lately? My Wednesday was an uphill battle beginning to end. 721 more words

Let’s talk about hills

Hills are a runner’s friend.

What are the benefits of hill running?

  • They build stamina
  • They build strength and endurance
  • The help with overall fitness…
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Oh no Jo Pavey one week injury the next!

3 weeks to the Big RUN….

I thought I was really good at stretching but after a lecture from my Physio it seems I have been missing my glutes which has resulted my SI joint becoming very stiff causing pain in my hamstring and side of my knee. 147 more words


In general, I am always wary of advising a runner to make any changes in their running form – everyone’s body is different and what works for one may not work for another (perhaps I will write a post on this a bit later).   1,707 more words


Achill (es) Healing

We are holidaying at the moment. Achill island in Co. Mayo. Running on holidays is such a commitment.  Agreed?? And it was a little bit moist. 217 more words


The treadmill workout that won't make you wish for a power outage

At one time I actually contemplated sitting in the steam room until I passed out unconscious and drooling to get out of having to get on the treadmill at the gym.   257 more words