19 Aug

14 Miler

At work this morning I sent a text to a mate to see if he wanted to come for a longish run this afternoon. He replied straight away with a firm yes. I wasn't expecting that. So fully committed we decided to do a 14 miler. Felt great right up to the 12 mile point and then the familiar draining pain kicked in and I struggled to the finish. Good to get some mileage in the old legs.



17 Aug

Dad Daughter 4 Miler

I made up every excuse in the world this morning not to go for a long run and indeed I didn’t. However I managed to conjure up something and went for a windy 4 miles with my daughter. The sand was blasting on my legs as we went down the beach and this had the positive effect of making me run faster.


14 Aug

Alwen Run

Just got back from a 7 mile run around the Alwen Reservoir with my wife Eva. It was fantastic. It’s rare that we run together because we have two young children. We have run here before and I always forget how hilly it is. Great place to run one of my favorite places to plod.

13 Aug

Reservoir Run

Alwen Reservoir & dam I’m taking the day off work tomorrow to run around this place with my wife. It’s a great 7 mile route starting at the bottom right of the reservoir and then going clockwise all the way round. Can’t wait.

11 Aug

Running and Endurance

Endurance can be defined as being able to remain active or exert you over a prolonged period of time. It is the ability of the body to withstand stress, pain and fatigue. Endurance training helps a lot in improving muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, which is of paramount importance for any runner. Success in many sports depends on endurance such as biking, swimming and running. There are many companies out there that offer a large plethora of products that can promote endurance of your body.

Muscular endurance makes your muscles able to contract in a repeated manner over a long period of time and be able to resist fatigue. When participating in a long run, muscular endurance will help ensure that your legs keep moving even when they are fatigued. It is the ability of your heart, lungs and blood vessels to keep pumping oxygen all over your body for a much longer period of movement. The importance of endurance for anyone running long distances is great and the benefits include:

Healthier Body

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Clearer Thinking

Running doesn’t just involve the physical aspect of moving the legs as your thinking is also put to test as well especially when engaging in long distance running. Running for long distances over a prolonged period of time not only causes physical fatigue but also mental fatigue as well. Experts say that endurance helps a lot with cognitive function. Endurance improves the circulation throughout the entire body and your brain benefits a lot from this.


Making it as a long distance runner also depends a lot on your confidence and how confident you are will greatly determine your success as a marathoner. When you are able to surpass your perceived limitations, you get to surprise yourself and this even makes you more confident to continue pursuing more in efforts of achieving your targets. Through endurance, the body is able to do things which you previously didn’t think were possible. The body is trained to continue pushing past exhaustion and pain and this is actually all that matters for you to succeed in long runs.

More Energy

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