Run 37 – Yes man

Posted on 20th February 2017

Just last week I wrote a post titled less is more – you know, don’t over do it, rest when your body tells you to, say no when you’re injured and your running buds invite you to a 30km trail run in the Surrey Hills. Did I practice the words I preached? No. Did I listen to my wife as I hobbled after out the door? Of course not. Would I be hurting today if I didn’t head out for theRead More

Run 33/34/35/36 – Excuse or priority?

Posted on 16th February 2017

At the start of the year I committed to a blog post per run, but today I’m publishing one post for the last four runs completed. My excuse is simple; I’ve had a good friend from out of town visit and my time has been better spent catching up with him. Not only was I fortunate enough to have him in town for five days, but I was also managed to spend over 6 hours running 75 km with him. “There’s a fine line between commitment andRead More

Run 32 – Inverse

Posted on 9th February 2017

Can’t say I was desperate to get out the door this morning…truth is I had a few beers last night. If I want to follow the river and not come back on myself the shortest loop I can do is 10km. I only wanted to do 8km so opted to run out 4km then turn back on myself for the 4km return. For some reason running back on myself just doesn’t feel great. That said, depending on how you look atRead More

Run 31 – Less is more

Posted on 9th February 2017

Despite the legs feeling a little less strong than usual I figured a quick 10km would do me some good. It’s no secret that rest days are as important as training days, although when you’re the groove it’s easy to convince yourself that more is better. In today’s listing an observation from Munger related to investment…but should be carried across all areas of life. “Many investors find it difficult to do nothing. People seem to think there is a bonus forRead More

Run 30 – Margin of safety

Posted on 7th February 2017

I cannot lie. I almost hopped on the bus 18km into my run today with a mere 2km to go. Did I go out to fast? Not enough gas in the tank? As Munger would have put my margin for safety was too low. “Keep your margin of safety high and you’ll have greater room for mistakes. Price is what you pay and value is what you get”  Why does emotion always get in the way? Whether investing in stocks orRead More

Run 29 – The complexity killer

Posted on 6th February 2017

A crisp, misty, sunny morning in what I believe has to be one of the most superb training grounds in the UK, Richmond Park…also home to the London 2012 Olympic mens cycling 250k cycle Road Race and 630 red and fallow deer. Accordingly to the Royal Parks website the deer have been roaming in the park since 1637 and have played an important part in the park’s history. The Royal Parks website also shares information about the bi-annual cull which takes almost 200 deer lives.Read More

Run 28 – Food for thought

Posted on 5th February 2017

Yesterday I ate out four times. Pret, Itsu, Five guys and Zizzi…if you’re not familiar with UK restaurants (I feel better if we don’t call them fast food) that converts to; sandwich, sushi, burger and pizza…all in one day.WTF?   Coincidentally majority of this morning’s listening was Christopher talking about the terrible diet of westerners and how much better off we’d be if we reverted back to the basic fruit, veg, and grain diets of our earlier ancestors…I felt like heRead More

Run 27 – Is it really broken?

Posted on 3rd February 2017

An Arch bridge works by transferring the weight of the bridge and its load by the abutments at either side of the bridge. My picture today was taken from a suspension bridge, The Clifton suspension bridge that over looks the River Avon in Bristol. A suspension bridge has a deck that is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders.  Although I enjoy a good bridge I’m by no means a bridge spotter…but, in today’s listening of Born to Run  Christopher spends some time discussing theRead More

Run 26 – Chicken or the egg?

Posted on 1st February 2017

After winning gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres runs at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki this man casually decided last minute to enter the marathon event, which would be the first marathon of his life. This man, named Emil Zátopek went on to win the marathon taking his Helsinki gold medal total to three. It’s no surprise that he is widely considered to be one of the greatest runners of the 20th century. In today’s listening this questionRead More

Run 25 – Quid pro quo

Posted on 1st February 2017

Quid pro quo – something for something. We all have our reasons for running, I’m trying to put my finger on mine. I don’t think it’s about keeping fit, it’s not for the fame, I’m definitely not after a sponsorship deal…hang on…do I actually enjoy this? It took years before I truly couldn’t wait to get out the door, but I think I’m close. The more I run the more I want to run, and the more I want to runRead More