Tag: Running

September 26, 2015

Park Runs UK – Being a Marshall

Park Runs UK! Today for the very first time I had a chance to be a marshall at a Park Runs UK event in South Oxhey. It was a very rewarding experience for me as I have never actually watched a running event from the perspective of a spectator, not to mention from a perspective of a marshall. It is great to watch as others […]

September 8, 2015

Revisit Your Childhood Idols

Revisit Your Childhood Idols! Do you remember the day you watched that special game or race? The day your idol shined, was unbeatable. The time you decided you want to be like them. You would spend days, weeks, months, even years dreaming that dream, practicing, training. And then, you grew up. That dream faded, became more distant. Well, why not revisit your childhood idols. With […]

September 4, 2015

Time Off From Running

Taking Time Off From Running! I never thought it would ever come to this but I am actually taking time off from running! How could this be? I have been running for nearly 3 years now and have never taken time off from running. Yes, I have had a couple of days off. I have always considered 3 days off to be the maximum anyone […]

August 15, 2015

Featured Runner of the Week – Emil Zátopek

Emil Zátopek! To start of the series of Featured Runner of the Week, I chose to look back to a runner from recent history. It seems fitting to pick Emil Zátopek as he exemplified all the great qualities not only as a runner but as a human being! Adored by crowds and fellow competitors alike, Zátopek, with his very awkward technique accomplished what no other […]

July 25, 2015

Running Goals

Running Goals – Have You Set Yours? I’ve been running for some time now. Now and then, I set myself some sort of a goal. Sometimes I hit it, other times I don’t. Usually these are time goals set for a specific race. But I’ve never set myself specific short and long term goals related to my running. Alright, so I have started running to […]

July 7, 2015

30 Days To 50k

50k in 30 Days! That’s right, I have 30 days to get ready for my 50km run. How have I been preparing for it? The truth is, very poorly. Yes, I have been running (although I have been actually running less in the past month), however, I am far from where I want to be. 30 days to 50k – how much of a difference […]

April 7, 2015

How To Get More Energy

How To Get More Energy! “How to get more energy,” this was my initial thought. A thought that was born at an Anthony Robbins event. Why? Because after 5 hours of climbing an emotional high, I realised that I was physically drained. What’s worse, even though these 5 hours were semi active, you could hardly class it as a physical event. Have you come home […]

February 3, 2015

How To Start To Run – Step 1 – The Decision

How To Start To Run! Are you looking to make running a habit? I will not go into here about the benefits of running on your health, physical fitness and self esteem. All I want to establish is whether you are willing to commit to running? It will take some dedication and patience at the start but once you get the hang of it, you […]

December 4, 2014

How To Run Far – My 50k Running Experience

How To Run Far! I started off with a half marathon. That was the first event I trained for when I began my running adventure at the age of 35. Running came about by chance. It was a means to gain more energy in everyday life. As I got going, I realised that in order to keep this activity alive, some goals more relevant to […]

October 13, 2014

How Can I Improve My Marathon Pace

Can I Improve My Marathon Pace? A simple question I asked myself, to which I already know the answer – of course I can. The real question is HOW. What is the best way to improve marathon time? Usually, I write about events after they already took place. This time, I decided to write about my preparations as they happen, to share my thought process […]