2016 training summary

Quite unbelievably, this blog has now been running for over 3 years, and the little stats page tells me that people are still reading it (well at least opening the page and getting through the first paragraph or so before going back to browsing Facebook). At the end of each year I've done a little … Continue reading 2016 training summary

The alternative Barcelona Marathon – by Paul Brown

My contribution to this self-indulgent orgy of running is not like other posts. This seems about right because in a lot of meaningful ways I am not like other runners: I carry significantly more mass than most; I do not bore friends with talk of negative splits, over-pronation and cadence; and I did not fail … Continue reading The alternative Barcelona Marathon – by Paul Brown

Barcelona marathon 2016 – 13/03/2016

Katie has already joked that writing this has probably taken longer than actually running the marathon - I don't think she's wrong. Settle in, grab a cup of tea or a beer, and find out if I finally managed to run in marathon in under 3 hours.. -------------------------- The sub 3 hour marathon. Many runners have this … Continue reading Barcelona marathon 2016 – 13/03/2016

Barcelona Marathon – Pre Race

I can’t believe it’s just a few days until 20,000 of us will be lining up for the start of the Barcelona marathon. I’ve been training hard for 16 weeks, and hopefully on Sunday all the early morning long runs and hard interval sessions around the infamous St. Georges Park in Wandsworth (running isn’t exactly … Continue reading Barcelona Marathon – Pre Race