into the schedule. This'll give me a good idea of my progress, and I'll hopefully be able to judge the likelihood of reaching my goal. Who knows, I could even crack it on this attempt (ruining this blog and annoying my editor Alice)!When I got back into running
Tired of runners giving you excuses and disclaimers about why they've missed their target time or haven't broken a PB? Stop reading now. I recently ran the Standard Chartered Great City Race. This 5K race was supposed to be my practice event, to give me a good indication of how I...
Post chest infection, everything is back on track this week. Despite the rain, training is back in full flow and there are now about seven of us in the office attending a weekly sprints session on Tuesdays. Even though I did go a bit white towards the end of the last session, I c...
very high in the Barnard camp. Speed session this week (post illness): 3x200m with 30sec rest – 3 minute break (repeat 3 times)
One of the many advantages of office life at TW is the staff. In the building, I have access to a plethora of ultra-runners, coaches and experienced athletes, all ready to give up their lunch breaks. Through lunchtime running clubs, I've managed (over the course of about 6 months...
The ITU Dextro Energy Hyde Park Triathlon crept up on me. No sooner had I started training than I found myself in the grand stand at Hyde Park watching Helen Jenkins romp home to victory, a few hours before the relay teams would set off.This was my first experience of triathlon. ...
With one week left until my running leg of the Hyde Park Triathlon, I visited Bupa's London branch for a fitness assessment. The aim? To find out if I've got the potential to run a sub 20-minute 5K at my current level of fitness and if not, then how I can get there. That's not an...
James Barnard is Multimedia Designer at Runner's World, and blogs about running as Sir Jogalot (www.sirjogalot.com). He paced the 11-minute mile group at this year's Virgin London Marathon - the following is an excerpt from his blog.Two words sum up
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