A Brit’s Change of State

A Brit’s Change of State

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn I’m now three months into living in my second United State of America – Kansas. My first, Ohio, was of course my entry point into living in the USA. There I dealt with the general stuff like chocolate and turning on red lights, now I...
Focus on what you can control.

Focus on what you can control.

Sometimes it takes a while for your feelings to catch up with your brain. The 2020 Boston Marathon is now six weeks away.  I’m 12 weeks and over 500 miles into training for it. I did a 12 week training plan before that, just to prepare for the training. Just before...
Training Week 1

Training Week 1

  Quick introduction to my training plan: As I go through the weeks I’ll be sharing more about this – with input from my coach, but basically my plan is for 18 weeks.  I’ve picked the version of it that peaks at a 55 mile week.  Structurally my...
Getting Match Fit

Getting Match Fit

As mentioned, my first attempt at a Boston Qualifying Flying Pig was in 2018. That attempt ended week 10 with a nasty and relentless stabbing pain on the outside of my left calf and foot. When this first came on, I ignored it for a while. Then, when I few days later I...
This Pig Might Fly:  Why?

This Pig Might Fly: Why?

I started running in my late teens, nearly 30 years ago. For most of those years, I just ran with no plans and no big goals. I ran the same amount at the same pace. I did a few 5Ks, 10Ks half marathons and one full one back in the days when there were no GPS watches...