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I’ve been writing about running for quite some time now and if you are struggling to find something to grab you, how about starting here with this selection of my most popular running, swimming and triathlon posts.

Janathon Day 1 Running on Fumes

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I always kick Janathon off with a post-midnight run. I enjoy the cool night breeze and the fusty haze from thousands of celebratory fireworks and the smug satisfaction as I publish my Day 1 Janathon post before going to bed. Last night, as I wobbled away from the party at 3am, barely managing to tie [...]

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12 Weeks to a Sleek Body with The Fat Burn Revolution

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I’ve known Julia Buckley for a few years now, through the running and blogging ether. Earlier this year I decided to join in the second phase of her Fat Burn Revolution pilot scheme. The original pilot was designed to test a program that she was planning to bring to a wider audience through the publication [...]

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Running with the Forerunner 620

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Boxing Day is a day for soggy running, or at least it has proved to be for the last 2 years running. It is also becoming a traditional day for trying out new running gadgets. This year I was spoiled with the Forerunner 620, the latest and most advanced GPS running watch from Garmin with [...]

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How to make a Cool Impossible Slant Board

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This blog post shows you how to build your own slant board so you can follow the core strength routine featured in Eric Orton's new book, The Cool Impossible. Eric is the coach from Born to Run, so he knows a thing or two about running efficiency and injury proofing the body. He uses the [...]

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Convict Conditioning 2 Review

Convict Conditioning 2

Paul "Coach" Wade is back with a second instalment of his impressive body weight calisthenics routine, Convict Conditioning 2 - from the depths of San Quentin prison I've previously reviewed the original Convict Conditioning and I'm still working my way slowly through the progressions to the Big Six strength moves. I'm by no means adept at calisthenics [...]

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The Paleo Diet and Mindful Eating for Weightloss

As a large runner I spend quite a lot of time focusing on food and diet. My aim is to establish a diet that makes it easy for me to maintain an acceptable weight, feel satisfied and still provides sufficient levels of energy for me to live my life with abandon. My dietary program has [...]

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There have been times over the last few years when I thought my running days were over. I’ve been so crippled by the pain of plantar fasciitis that I’ve had to use hiking poles to get into work and at it’s worst I’ve resorted to moving around the house on my hands and knees. Plantar [...]

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Practically a Proper Runner

Two years after starting the course at the Running School, I am finally in a position to share the results. I had my last session on Monday and while I expected to nip in, take a quick video and escape, I was actually taken through a gruelling interval session honing my posture while sprinting up [...]

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London 2 Brighton Challenge: The Debrief

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In running events I very quickly find myself in an enforced solitude, I start in the pack but within yards of the start the group have spread thin and my mind is free to wander. As a reformed antisocial loner I'm quite a fan of solitude. With mass participation walking events you have the same [...]

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Operation Surgical Spirit

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This weekend was going to be epic. Mileage to the max plus a curry with Rach. We ticked the curry off no bother, which just left the miles to deal with themselves. The plan was for Lynn to drop me close to the start of the Grantham canal which happens to be in Nottingham, she'd [...]

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