With my #PACE140 challenge underway and the increasing training load as I work towards the Race Across America in 2022, I’m keen to make sure I manage the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) as best I can. I’ll be honest, I’m not the best at always taking time to focus on proper recovery – life is busy and often I’m off the bike straight on to something else.
For this weeks Friday Five I’m talking some of the products and techniques I use as part of my recovery routine.
This time last week I was suffering – I’d completed a workout but I hadn’t got the result I wanted and that started a short downward spiral of deflation, self criticism and low mental health. I’m a perfectionist at heart and my perceived failures hurt. It’s something I need to learn how to manage, soContinue reading “Dealing with a bad workout”
To all the amazing staff and supports of Make-A-Wish UK, The Run the Peaks challenge has now finished. Collectively the five runners raised £2,500 for their charities of which £500 will be sent to Make-A-Wish UK at the end of September. A definite positive in a challenge that did not end the way I wantedContinue reading “An open letter to Make-A-Wish UK”
With the Run the Peaks challenge ending early, it’s left me with a lot of questions about what next, where to go from here and if I want to continue this journey. For me the blogging has been a cathartic, healing process – it often helps me to figure out the big mess of thoughtsContinue reading “Where the hell do I go from here!?”
How do you Run the Peaks? In a short blog Guy explains the itinerary and approximate timings for the challenge and how you can get involved.
We are a mere matter of days away from undertaking a genuinely extraordinary challenge – running the National Three Peaks in relay, non-stop, with the aim of beating a record that has stood for over 35 years. But how do you even go about doing such a thing? I feel privileged to have had theContinue reading “Dave Ford’s 1981 Three Peaks Challenge Diary”
The original British Monopoly board game involves buying and renting certain London streets and certainly for me holds a lot of fond childhood memories. When I learned that this famous game could also be a unique running challenge, to see how many London Monopoly streets and stations you can visit, I knew I wanted toContinue reading “London Monopoly Run”
Seeing Mark Beaumont’s ‘Around the world in 80 days’ tour last night, I was interested to hear him talking about the context for him cycling and why he does what he does. Much of what he talked about gelled with me – a lack of interest in racing someone else on his shoulder, but moreContinue reading “Why solo?”
Its time to raise some more cash, help get more wishes granted and take on an amazing challenge, which is why at the end of May I will be cycling the Welsh Three Peaks, solo, with the aim of breaking the current record. What is the Welsh Three Peaks? Most of us have heard ofContinue reading “What is the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge?”