Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond


Leave a comment

Aspartame and caffeine: KICKED!!

When I last posted on this topic (16 November), with the same heading but ending with a question mark, it had been a whole month since I last ingested caffeine and aspartame or any other sweetener. Continue reading

Advertisements


Leave a comment

First race of the year: done

January has been about getting the muscles, tendons and capillaries engaged again after a long spell off from regular training. Today’s Caythorpe Dash half marathon seemed like a good idea when I entered it just after Christmas, a test of the first month’s “Welcome back!” training plan. I would spend January with 30 miles-plus per week of running and thrice weekly gym schedules to get me fit for this half. Continue reading