Countdown: Town and Tube

Countdown: Town and Tube

So this time tomorrow morning I’ll be running the first loop of the sixteen loops of the Town and Tube fat ass ultra. If all goes to plan then I’ll stop running a little less than 16 hours later with one hundred kilometers banked and the first ultra run of...
NSNG and Ultrarunning

NSNG and Ultrarunning

Since returning from Christmas in Picardie and beginning this current block of training leading up to the Town and Tube in just two days time I have been sticking to a strict No Sugar, No Grain (NSNG) diet. After a couple of rough days and a week or more of running...
Planning and Planks

Planning and Planks

In these last three days before the Town and TubeĀ 100K Fat Ass I’m taking some time off my feet and getting myself prepared for the first ultra run of the year. It makes a change not to be out and running at 5am after fifty consecutive days of runningĀ since...
Core Exercises: Week 2

Core Exercises: Week 2

The second week of daily core exercises is complete and I am still meeting my daily goals. You’ll recall – or you might if you caught the blog post a week ago – that I have set myself the target of being able to complete 200 crunches and four...
Core Exercises: Week 1

Core Exercises: Week 1

At the end of January I set myself a couple of goals in my training for the month to come. Not being one to jump into a whole lot of different things all at once, I focused on continuing the good work I was already doing and adding in some additional exercises to...
Holiday Ultrarunning Reading

Holiday Ultrarunning Reading

Over the last week or so I have had the time (when traveling, in between family meals, and after Jamie is in bed) to get stuck into a few new books about ultrarunning. When I say “new” I mean new to me, of course. A couple of these have been around for...