With my #PACE140 challenge underway and the increasing training load as I work towards the Race Across America in 2022, I'm keen to make sure I manage the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) as best I can. I'll be honest, I'm not the best at always taking time to focus on proper recovery - life is busy and often I'm off the bike straight on to something else.
For this weeks Friday Five I'm talking some of the products and techniques I use as part of my recovery routine.
This time last week I was suffering - I'd completed a workout but I hadn't got the result I wanted and that started a short downward spiral of deflation, self criticism and low mental health. I'm a perfectionist at heart and my perceived failures hurt. It's something I need to learn how to manage, so … Continue reading Dealing with a bad workout
To all the amazing staff and supports of Make-A-Wish UK, The Run the Peaks challenge has now finished. Collectively the five runners raised £2,500 for their charities of which £500 will be sent to Make-A-Wish UK at the end of September. A definite positive in a challenge that did not end the way I wanted … Continue reading An open letter to Make-A-Wish UK
With the Run the Peaks challenge ending early, it's left me with a lot of questions about what next, where to go from here and if I want to continue this journey. For me the blogging has been a cathartic, healing process - it often helps me to figure out the big mess of thoughts … Continue reading Where the hell do I go from here!?
How do you Run the Peaks? In a short blog Guy explains the itinerary and approximate timings for the challenge and how you can get involved.
We are a mere matter of days away from undertaking a genuinely extraordinary challenge - running the National Three Peaks in relay, non-stop, with the aim of beating a record that has stood for over 35 years. But how do you even go about doing such a thing? I feel privileged to have had the … Continue reading Dave Ford’s 1981 Three Peaks Challenge Diary
The original British Monopoly board game involves buying and renting certain London streets and certainly for me holds a lot of fond childhood memories. When I learned that this famous game could also be a unique running challenge, to see how many London Monopoly streets and stations you can visit, I knew I wanted to … Continue reading London Monopoly Run
Seeing Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour last night, I was interested to hear him talking about the context for him cycling and why he does what he does. Much of what he talked about gelled with me – a lack of interest in racing someone else on his shoulder, but more … Continue reading Why solo?
Its time to raise some more cash, help get more wishes granted and take on an amazing challenge, which is why at the end of May I will be cycling the Welsh Three Peaks, solo, with the aim of breaking the current record. What is the Welsh Three Peaks? Most of us have heard of … Continue reading What is the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?