In Search of Eucalyptus Oil

In Search of Eucalyptus Oil

Another run commute home from work, though this time with a greater goal than just getting in an hour on my feet and keeping it all in Zone 2. Tonight, with the head cold still kicking about and making my working day less than fun, I wanted to finish my run at a...
Above the Neck

Above the Neck

For runners there are two types of sick: below the neck, and above the neck. If you are feeling sick below the neck (chest cold, lung problems, stomach issues) it is usually best to give running a rest for the day. On the other hand, if the only problems are above the...
Town and Tube

Town and Tube

The first ultra length run of the year is in the books. It was a long day – the longest day running in terms of both time and distance for me – but a satisfying one in the end. The loops weren’t always easy and of course my feet hurt, but no one...
50 Days

50 Days

This is taper week ahead of the Town and Tube but, even in taper week, I’m still getting out every day. In fact, today marks the fiftieth consecutive day I’ve got out and run – I haven’t missed a day since starting this training block after...
Tapering

Tapering

So this is taper week with a twist. I have a big run coming up this Saturday so I want to make sure I am ready and raring to go. This means tapering in the days before and, indeed, I’ve been doing this for the last week already. After running my last high volume...
Not What I Needed

Not What I Needed

On Saturday – just six days from now – I am running the first ultra Fat Ass of my year. I’ll be spending the day putting 100 kilometers on the board and seeing how my No Sugar, No Grain (NSNG) diet holds up over the course of a day on my feet....