Documenting my journey to running my first 100 mile race

Category Motivation

Defining my limit

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“Let me tell you what I wish I’d known When I was young and dreamed of glory You have no control Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?” Hamilton musical My adventure was not supposed to end this way…. Continue Reading →

Maintaining motivation when moving the goalposts

I found out this week that my target race, the Dragon 100, has been postponed. It has catalysed a whole series of emotions over the last few days. My initial reaction was huge disappointment and frustration that I would have… Continue Reading →

Injury clinic: Achilles tenidonpathy

Back in August I sustained the injury that completely derailed my training. Up until that point I was potentially fitter than I have ever been in my life. Certainly my VO2 max was the highest I’ve ever recorded it (61),… Continue Reading →

Ultra-running is inherently selfish – but don’t let that put you off!

When I talk to people about running 100 miles it is perhaps inevitable that their first reaction is to consider the length of the race itself. Often people will try to quantify the distance to get their heads around it… Continue Reading →

Handling the urge to quit

As I mentioned in an early blog (Why do I want to run a hundred miles?), one of the main reasons I sign up to do these sorts of events is to test how far I can push my mind… Continue Reading →

Why do I want to run a hundred miles?

Come to think of it, that’s not really the right question. I don’t want to run a hundred miles. I can’t imagine anyone actually wants to run that far. But I’m choosing to. It’s going to be hard work. I… Continue Reading →

About me

Let’s start with what I’m not: I’m not an obsessive runner I’m certainly not an elite athlete… So no sponsorship comes my way Oh, and I don’t have a lot of spare time to train I am, however, hugely passionate… Continue Reading →

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