I looked up on the internet all of the things that you can do when you put your ipod through a wash cycle when you have left it in your shorts. I tried nearly all of them. I put it in a bag of rice (it apparently doesn’t work if the rice is Ambrosia Creamed […]

I have been reading a book called “The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer”.  It is full of hints and tips and covers things like nutrition and hydration as well as motivation and visualization.  One of the things it mentions is negating negative comments or thoughts with the suffix “but it doesn’t matter.”  So if you are running […]

Last week was the first week of my beginner’s marathon training. I am following the walkjogrun beginner’s marathon programme which has its first long run set at 5 miles. Up until now I have followed the half-marathon programme until I have done the 5 mile long run. The programme assumes a training regime of about […]

Is this rain ever going to stop?  I know that we are not having it as bad as some (Somerset Levels?) but it just seems to be relentless.    I have to say that I don’t mind running in the rain.  I find it quite refreshing.  That is to say, I don’t mind running in […]

After trawling the internet for what to do when you have put your ipod shuffle in the wash I came up with, what I suspect is the right solution….get another. All the indications are that you should leave it to dry for at least 24 hours before turning it on. Use hairdryers, bags of rice, […]

Following last week’s run and finding out that the GPS distance is quite a bit different to that measured on Mapmyrun, I decided to do a little internet investigation. Turns out that loads of people have identified that the distance measured by GPS is not as accurate as the actual distance travelled. By the same […]

The good thing about my new GPS watch is that it has a rechargeable battery.  I know that these things drink the power like no one’s business, so the last thing I want is to be forking out a fortune on watch batteries.  The down side is that even when you are not using them, […]