This weekend has been a scorcher in the UK. We Brits can’t cope with heat to put it lightly. Regardless of that and the fact that only a week before I had run 65k in 24 hours, I had signed up for a 10k. If I’m honest I hadn’t planned to write about this race, … Continue reading Running Together – Support One Another
The Marathon is 26.2 miles. Each mile has turning points that can stop your race or define it. It is a collection of thousands of people striving; to finish, to break a record or to best themselves. It has taken me some time to gather my thoughts together following the London Marathon, all down to what … Continue reading Marathons Come Down to Moments
Two weekends on the bounce I ran races. The Athens Marathon followed by the Conwy Half Marathon. This meant that not only was I incredibly knackered and wobbly after that week but also it gave me the idea of comparing my experiences with running 13.1 vs 26.2. It also lets me off the hook for … Continue reading The differences between a Half Marathon and a Marathon. Apart from the obvious.
As soon as mile one was done I felt it. Pain. A spiking collection of embers licking at the muscles in my left ankle. I thought my race was done before I had even lost sight of the start line. Luckily, as I pushed up the second of countless hills the pain rescinded to just … Continue reading Like a Bridge over Troubled Running – San Francisco Marathon Part Two
Previously on The Morning Coffee Run…. No Plan, Increasing Heat, Little Sleep and the small matter of the Copenhagen Marathon to run. It wasn’t until mile six that I realised I had made a horrible mistake pushing my pace up. It wasn’t the tiredness or my body groaning under the mismanaged miles but the sun … Continue reading INTERNATIONAL MARATHON MAN – PART TWO
I have been writing a diary of sorts since the start of this year to ‘document’ my running. How it made me feel, my shifting motivations and the random things that pop up while I’m running. I looked at it while on my flight to Copenhagen for my second marathon and realised I had written … Continue reading International Marathon Man – Part One