IMG_20160115_122311This is the blog of an ordinary family man, who had to work very hard for success in bike racing, and is now trying to become a distance runner within twelve months of taking those first few steps in running shoes.

I love the outdoors, and I particularly enjoy discovering new places under my own steam. Over the years I spent cycling, I have learned a good deal about how my  mind and body work, but I would be the first to say that we are all different. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa. What worked for me in cycling may not work in running. Try different ideas for your running and see, then gradually develop your own method of gaining and maintaining personal fitness .

I am trying to use what I learned through cycling to help me become a distance runner. Why do I want to become a runner? Probably something to do with the fact my days of winning bike races have gone. I need a target, a goal that I can work towards in order to give my life extra meaning.

If successful 2016, my first full year of running, will see me complete two off-road marathons, a forty mile trail run, a seventy mile ultra trail and the “Fan Dance”. I have set my targets high, so that if I do fall short, I should still achieve at a reasonable level.