Hot Tub, Galleries, first HM of the year and a special tribute and thanks.

Happy new week folks. The Tub and relaxing And so the recovery begins, and what best place to enjoy post race relaxation but with a day off work and in the hot tub. As the focus now turns to next weekend and the tough HillBilly 10k Race! Did anyone mention the fantastic buffet that awaits [...]


Running ‘naked’ in snow, Six Nations victory and another 10k booked 💪

Good morning all. Another lovely winters day here in the west of Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 and a great week for training, with my first Half Marathon due next weekend - and it's going to be a toughie! Run With The Wind Half Marathon Training has been overshadowed with the recovery from last year and the fear [...]

Rest, Lau-Land, Rest, Shanks’ Pony and RUN…😊

A mixed week of training and recovery, with a fab midweek run with the club. This came at a price as I had to withdraw from ParkRun and The Masters Cross-Country event held locally at Dean Castle Country Park. Had a niggle behind my knee which just needed some rest and massage. Was right with [...]

Over – reaching, RPE, and great music 🎵

A mixed week of training and emotions, slowly but surely getting back into the basic phase of my periodisation plan. During these past few months recovery has went well with a few new routes encountered but also fun to revisit local paths and trails which were used over the last few years. Over-reaching Last weekend [...]

“Best Laid Schemes o’ mice and men, gang aft aglay”

'To a Mouse' - Robert Burns, November 1786. As we gather to celebrate the life of our very own bard, this quote resonates with how my last week has spiralled out. Last year at Eglinton ParkRun, celebrating our 'Rabbie Burns' theme event - running in a kilt takes some used too! 'Plans can be made [...]

New Training Plan, FIIT guidelines and 90s Music 🎧

Happy Sunday all. What a great week and weekend following the madness of the New Year and hearing all about new training plans and everyone's goals for the forthcoming year ahead. Starting with the Great Edinburgh Winter Run which is a 5k event around Arthur's Seat. Fantastic for the professional athletes to get some challenging [...]

Training plan, winter running and setting a goal.

Happy Monday all, Hope everyone had a great new year and those goals are well and truly underway. For me my new training programme is taking shape and will be finalised this week - as Physio and Strength training continues. Long term goal this season is the Strathaven Half Marathon 'Run With The Wind' which [...]