New post at The Running Bug, ‘What Do You Do When The Other Bug Strikes?‘. I’m not talking about fighting between Running Bug members. I’m talking about the flu bug, the sickness bug or any other kind of illness. It’s bad enough when it strikes at all but, surely, the most inopportune sickness is that which more
Just heard from Merrell that a pair of their Trail Gloves are on their way to me for review. Thanks Merrell, look forward to hitting the trails in those soon. The Merrell range is available from http://www.fitnessfootwear.com/
New post at The Running Bug, ‘Why Speed?‘. Why speed? Not a post about road safety but, in fact, about the ‘need for speed’ when it comes to running. Speed training is something that I have failed to embrace and, indeed, shied away from. Until now. Back in the days when I realised that it more
After a few longs runs in the Salomon XT Wings 5 SS12 backpack, I have written up a review that compares the pack to another favourite of mine, The North Face Enduro 13. More information
I finally upgraded my complimentary University of Aberdeen off peak staff membership to a full membership yesterday and headed into the gym after work for a 2.5 hour session that left me running on empty. I have had particularly tight calf muscles this past week, possibly on account of the hill and speed work that more
Just received a direct message from @MerrellUK on Twitter to let me know that they are sending me some Merrells to review. Awesome, looking forward to reviewing whatever they send me. The Merrell range is available from http://www.fitnessfootwear.com/ Thanks Merrell!
I am looking forward to testing out the new Salomon XT Wings 5 backpack over the next few long slow runs. It’s very similar to my favoured North Face Enduro 13 backpack in that it is bladder friendly with 2 easily accessible bottle holders. Full review to follow shortly.
New post on The Running Bug, ‘Milestones and Losing My Mojo‘. I haven’t posted here on The Running Bug since back on the 20th March. The reason for my absence was an extended leave of absence to mark one of my own milestones – hitting the big 4-0. I couldn’t have ‘timed’ my 40th better. more
After a week off to celebrate hitting the big 4-0 it’s back to reality but I can’t really complain. Setting off a day earlier than originally planned, we had an overnight stop-off in Kenmore before motoring up to Aviemore via Ben Lawers and Pitlochry. A week of walks and runs then followed before we eventually more