marathon, running

Cross Training Focus: Another Space

I'm about to dive straight into the deep end of another training season, and my biggest priority is not to overtrain or get injured- that's my biggest takeaway from training in Spring- I did way too much, and ended up paying the price on race day. I was recently lucky enough to try out Another… Continue reading Cross Training Focus: Another Space

health, marathon, Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: On rest days

I'm coming to really appreciate the importance of rest days. During my last training cycle, I had so many days when I was overtrained, undernourished and most importantly, absolutely knackered. It caused me some real problems both professionally and personally- a unique combination of grouchiness and inefficiency that only prolonged endurance training can bring. In… Continue reading Mindfulness: On rest days

food, running

The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

As I've mentioned, I'm making a few explorations into the plant-based lifestyle. For me, that also includes finding a vegan protein shake to supplement with on the rare occasions I find myself lacking in protein. Additionally, I'm lactose intolerant- so whilst I do occasionally drink whey protein, it upsets my stomach and skin. So even… Continue reading The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

Products I Love, running

Review: Jabra Sport Headphones

At the start of the year, I was lucky enough to be gifted a set of Jabra wireless headphones through my work. My company has done some branding work for GN/Jabra, and these were a corporate perk-slash-bonus present. And so, I thought I’d give them a review. Firstly, being wireless, they’re very convenient and get… Continue reading Review: Jabra Sport Headphones

running

Swimming for Runners 101

Under strict instructions from my sports massage therapist, I have taken up swimming. I do it with the attitude of a sullen thirteen year-old, but I do it nonetheless. Given that I am a newbie to 'proper' swimming, it's been a steep learning curve, and I thought I'd share my findings with you. General Facts… Continue reading Swimming for Runners 101