Commencing Resistance Training…

I purchased this the other day, in preparation for this little run from Lands End to John O’ Groats I have planned for Sport Relief.

Backpack I'll be using for LEJOG run.

Backpack I’ll be using for LEJOG run.

I’d say I’m ready for the distances I need to cover; I’ve done enough marathons, ultras and hills I’d need to feel confident of that side of things.

Next up, I should probably get conditioning myself for the resistance of running with a massive backpack on my back.

Country to Capital Ultra

First competition of 2014, and it was a good one! This was an unmarked, 45 mile course; taking you from Wendover, to Little Venice in London.

Shoulder of Mutton pub for the start.

Shoulder of Mutton pub for the start.

The timing of this race could not have been better, as it allowed for a festive and moderately intoxicated Christmas; then back to business in the New Year. I tend to NEED these events up there in the horizon, to act as beacons to a constant reminder not to slip into past lifestyle habits again. I think last Christmas continued until end of February… This gave me a good, solid week of detox and heavy training, to get myself back into fitness in time.

New Trainers?

Brand new!

Brand new!

This is a story of how I bought some new trainers. I got some Adidas Duramo TR 5’s on sale, as I was on a bit of a tight budget. I’ll start by doing a bit of a review of the shoes: They’re alright; they are breathable, reasonably lightweight, they feel comfortable and for the money, excellent value. Now that’s out of the way, what was I talking about? Oh yeah…

New, ish...

New, ish…

As a runner and trail runner; I’m talking about that little window you get between having brand new trainers, to them just being… Your trainers. Usually this is about 15 minutes; 20 if you’re careful.