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Cold hands, sore arms

It’s the end of week one of the hundred push-up challenge and time for an update. The good news is that I completed everything I was supposed to, so currently on track with it.  If you’re not aware, the hundred push-up challenge is a six week incremental training programme, which should prepare you to complete… Continue Reading →

Train in vain

Many of my posts mention the weather. In Britain, talking about the weather is pretty much a given, so we shouldn’t be too surprised with this. I talk about the weather because it’s the main thing I can’t control when planning what workouts I’ll do in the week. Since setting up my site I’ve written… Continue Reading →

(Not) Being pushy, an update

I wrote on Friday about the hundred push-up challenge I’d decided to start. Today was day one of the challenge for me so I wanted to give a quick update for the others who have also said they’d take this on with me. The challenge has three workouts each week, my plan is to do… Continue Reading →

Edit where edit is due

This week I wrote a post about tempo runs as I was enthused by that training method and the benefits I got from it. I thought I may have written about tempo runs before so not wanting to churn out old stock, well before pen met paper (or rather, fingerprint met microscopically thin laptop keyboard),… Continue Reading →

Being pushy again

Push-ups or press-ups? I’d call them press-ups, but overall I think I’m in a massive minority worldwide. Let’s call them push-ups for now and not fret too much over the old potato-potato argument.  Why are we talking push-ups? Many years ago I became aware of the hundred push-ups challenge, a program spanning six weeks that… Continue Reading →

Tempo tableau

Autumn is clearly in her final knockings, with leaves torn from trees and mulched into a paste on the pavement; wind whipping up from nowhere to blow all the bins over on bin day; the sun, visible for a few minutes while you hastily get your running kit on, and then disappearing behind thick clouds… Continue Reading →

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