Dec 7, 2015

I have a slight calf strain at the moment. I guess the 100 km I ran last week in training – the second week after a tough ultra race – was a little too much. It’s nothing to worry about, as I’ve had similar issues on innumerable occasions in the past, but it does signal a need to take it a little easier for the next while. I was still able to get through 12 km this morning, but I have to run quite slowly. No fast runs for a few weeks.

If you’re thinking of what to buy a friend or relative for Christmas, don’t forget the option of my book. You can access a hard copy via


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The photo below was taken by Tony Mangan during the Icarus 12 hour race. This was around half way, and I was still feeling pretty good at that stage. I had a cup of water (like the one in my hand) just about every lap. I certainly didn’t become dehydrated.


Icarus 12 Hour