Browsing All posts tagged under »Ultramarathon«

Nuggets for novices

July 2, 2013

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I was asked recently whether I had any golden rules for being an ultra runner … what nuggets of advice I would share with novices … or indeed, any runner, as even when you’ve done a ton of races, you’re constantly learning new things, about kit, about training, about what works and what doesn’t, about […]

Seeking balance

April 22, 2013

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I recently put digit to keyboard to contribute to a book being written in the UK about ultra running.  The author sent me a list of categories and I was to choose a couple and write my views on them. This I did … it was an enjoyable exercise to say the least as despite […]

Haribo & h2o

April 20, 2013

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I recently put digit to keyboard to contribute to a book being written in the UK about ultra running.  The author sent me a list of categories and I was to choose a couple and write my views on them. This I did … it was an enjoyable exercise to say the least, as despite […]

Meaning & motivation

January 30, 2013

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“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche I listened to a thought-provoking discussion the other day about what we need to take to our races. Gels and gear aside, a vital thing to remember was your why … your reason for running.  When the going gets tough, everyone […]

Running, wheels & pink slips

January 9, 2013

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I ran this morning on my favourite urban sand tracks and soaked up the words in the final few chapters of Dean Karnazes’s book ’50/50 … Secrets I learnt running 50 Marathons in 50 Days.’ Dean Karnazes is an American ultramarathon runner, author and once named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people […]

Blackjack

October 24, 2012

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I listened yesterday to an interview on TRN with a super cool chick called Jamie Walker. She’s a US-based ultra runner, coach and all-round rock star who recently attempted her first 100 miler. My biggest takeaway was this: a big race is only partly about the running.  There are so many other things to consider […]

Debbie & divorce

April 4, 2012

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I ran the first few miles of last weeks G2E with a fab girl I met called Debbie.  Her husband was also running … he too an ultra runner and we had a joke about the benefits of being married to another runner. Timely then that a hilarious article in a UK paper yesterday discussed […]

Passion, pavements & prose

September 1, 2011

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This afternoon I sat in the glorious London sunshine with my mum having lunch. We got to talking about various long-distance running events on the Tori-agenda to which she said I should perhaps try to avoid going down the ultra route and stick instead with marathons in order to preserve my knees and just protect, in […]