There’s some irony in this post. The fact I’m talking about overtraining is because I’m currently injured due to it. Why? That’s a whole other story. But today as a sports scientist, I delved deeper in order to understand the physiological responses to Over Training, many which are more complex than you’d think. I can’t … More OverTraining- Most know what it is, but how does it truly affect our physiology?
Milestone Pod is a small device you attach to your shoe that has been created to help you analyse your running parameters. I took this device on a run, on a walk as well as a Barrys class to really test it out. Below I’ll show my findings but, also explain all the cool tech … More A Pod with all the gait metrics you could ask for?
Controversial I know but let me explain. When I say social vegan, I’m talking about every second person on Instagram telling me about their vegan breakfasts and why I should feel bad having drunk cows milk and eaten my bacon & eggs 🙄 Every second person telling me about why I should be a vegan, … More Why I’m not a fan of the ‘social’ vegan
So most of you will know each year since the death of my Dad to a brain tumour, I have looked to complete a fitness based challenge in his memory. This has been solely to raise money for Cancer research as well as the Martletts Hospice who cared for him in his final days. I … More Why I won’t be doing a charity challenge this year…
So it’s safe to say everyone in life has good days and bad days. Some people have more bad than good and it can throw everything in their life out of sync. Recently, I’ve struggled with finding good days and instead of boring you with why, I have decided to share how I am trying … More Searching for true happiness
Marathons are no joke. It’s not just 26.2 miles on race day; it’s the 300-400 odd miles you put in during training that really count. Now training for my second, I have to keep giving myself a nudge. Here are 6 marathon tips I keep on telling myself, because I did in fact learn something … More Marathon lessons I have to remind myself I learnt…
With all the losses and bad things that has happened in the world this year, (Brexit, Trump, Icons dying and the change in the shape of Toblerone) I realised that some pretty epic things also happened this year. So I decided to round em up and add some light and brightness to 2016!
So goals are set for next year, a marathon as well as two or three half marathons in place. I want to be not a only a faster runner than I have been, but a stronger one. So before I kick start my running programme in earnest, this month is solely strength based intertwined with … More December- My month of STRONG 💪🏽
I’m writing posing this question because I’ve heard it has happened to many people and want to address it. Whether it’s upon reaching a running goal such as half marathon or marathon; or being stopped in your tracks by an injury, some lose the passion! After my busy month of Amsterdam Marathon and the Iron … More Can you fall out of love with running?
These have been my life over the last 14 weeks as I train for my first ever Marathon -Amsterdam (oh and the iron man 3 weeks later 👀). From going from 13miles being my longest run ever last year, to 22 last Sunday I have had to learn what works for me! So as a … More Long runs are long!!