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The frightening consequences of inactivity

This article was inspired by my decision to enter another race, and planning my training schedule leading up to it. We are currently hearing that “sitting is the new smoking”. Sitting is even being classified as a “disease”, and physical … Continue reading

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The Hardest Half

“It’s all perfectly runnable.”… or so I was told in the pre-race briefing. And I’m sure it would have been – right up until the time that the Indian tectonic plate smashed into the Eurasian plate 50 million years ago … Continue reading

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Recovery, Running and Visa Applications

I used to like filling in forms. What could be more satisfying than taking a blank document and experiencing the joy of completing it to someone else’s exacting standards? Does this make me odd? Maybe you’re just not with me … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Power of Exercise

I knew I was onto something last month when my personal trainer asked me if I ever get stiff and sore after the punishing workouts he gives me every week. My answer was that I usually don’t. He then wanted … Continue reading

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Consistency is the Key

Did anyone else notice that the gym car park was busier than normal last month? It’s no surprise – it was January, and all those who had made New Year’s resolutions were out in force. The gym itself also seemed … Continue reading

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