If I consider what I would do if I got a running injury my instinct would be to “push through the pain”. Perhaps reduce my volume or intensity, or both. But stopping my running altogether would be my last option. I’m a runner, after all. Therefore, I must keep running. In the past I believed … Continue reading Why and How to Plan for a Running Injury
Category: Training the Body
Suspected Stress Fractures Reduces my Training
An unexpectedly low mileage week, and an alternative plan for my training.
18 Miles to Celebrate my Birthday
The stats and images from my first week of training for the Chelmsford Marathon 2018 (and my eighth marathon), which ended with a strong 18-mile, long run on my birthday.
Reducing my Running Load
The stats and images from my ninth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully reduced my running load.
The stats and stories from my eighth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully ran longer and further.
Returning to my Running Club
The stats and stories from my seventh week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on reducing my training load.
Week of Building Endurance
The stats and stories from my sixth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on increasing my mileage.
Quality Running, Injury-Free
The stats and stories from my fifth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after staying injury-free.
Running Injury-Free Again
The stats and stories from my fourth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after a period of cross-training.
My ongoing workouts to deal with my stubborn shin injury in only my third week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Accepting a Recurring Injury
The story behind an unexpected injury that forced me to adjust my training in only my second week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Starting a New Strategy
The stats and stories from my first week training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.
Why I Now Foam Roll
Read the story of what persuaded me to purchase and use foam rollers.
Staying Patient (Week 4)
Two humbling running lessons I learnt in my last week of training for my local 10 mile race.
Building Mileage (Week 3)
Two more important running lessons I learnt in preparation for my local 10 mile race.
Reducing Training Stress (Week 2)
I learnt another two valuable lessons in my second week of my 10-mile training plan.
Two Reflections on Transitioning to Endurance Training (Week 1)
I learnt two valuable lessons in my first week of my 10-mile training plan.
Vegan Lime Smoothie
My recipe for a uniquely tart and sweet protein smoothie.
Vegan Cranberry and Kiwi Smoothie
My recipe for a delicious and nutritious protein smoothie packed full of sweet fruit.
Vegan Cacao Date Smoothie
My recipe for a smooth and filling protein smoothie, ideal to compliment
Easy Vegan Fruit Thick Shake
My recipe for a quick, easy and tasty fruit protein shake, ideal with post-run recovery.
Kale and Lemon Smoothie
A blend of fruits and vegetables that holds a little sharpness.
Why I Commit to Calf Raises
Discover the benefits of calf raises and the catalyst for me to undertake them.
My Favourite Post-Run Stretch
Discover which stretch I undertake first after a run and how I perform it.
Carrot and Apple Juice to Breathe Easier
This juice is perfect for runners to begin the day alert and refreshed.
How to Breathe to Improve your Running
Read my advice on using the rhythm of your breathing to improve your running.
Vegan Fruit and Avocado Smoothie
This tangy vegan smoothie is thick, and packed with nutrients and protein.
How Lunges Improve Your Running
Discover what muscles lunges target, how to perform them correctly and my personal records.
Vegan Super Blueberry Smoothie
This cold light concoction has a strong blueberry taste. It is nutritious with plenty of water and quality protein inside.
Vegan Cranberry and Oat Protein Smoothie
This creamy, sweet and protein-rich smoothie is a super post-run drink.
The Plank as a Mental Strengthening Exercise
Understand why you should commit to holding planks, how to do them correctly and my personal records.
Why Run Strides
Learn the definition of 'running strides', the benefits of performing them and when I undertake them.
Vegan Banana and Blackberry Protein Smoothie
This creamy smoothie is delicious, nutritious and ideal for recovery after a run.
Why I Consume Pea Protein Powder
Know why I supplement my diet with vegan protein powder and how it supports my training.
4 Reasons to Record Running Data
Discover the four essential reasons every runner should use data to record their running.
Learn why sit-ups help your running, how to perform them correctly and my personal records.
Know how press-ups support your running, how to perform them safely and my personal records.
Cherry Cacao Vegan Protein Shake
This protein shake is healthy and tastes of chocolate, yet is still vegan.
‘Comfortable Running’: Part 1
Learn how I define 'comfortable runs' and why it is essential for runners to include these into their training.