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

Playlists, running

The Power Up Playlist 2.0

Following the positive feedback on The Power Up Playlist, I decided to make another one. I should also say that this was inspired in part by Inverted Sneakers' What I'm Working Out to Wednesday- thanks girl! Whilst last month's was dominated by rap, the theme of this month appears to be The Remix. I credit… Continue reading The Power Up Playlist 2.0

health, Playlists, running

The Power Up Playlist 1.0

I may not be doing a lot of running lately, but I am still lifting, cycling and dragging my ass to the swimming pool at stupid o'clock in the morning. For all of these activities, I need a pretty decent Power Up Playlist. It's also very useful for general motivation- exciting things are happening in my… Continue reading The Power Up Playlist 1.0