Hi to everyone reading this,
Not really being into blogs, I came across John Kynaston's Ultra blog a few weeks ago when searching for information on the Hardmoors Ultra Trail Race. I found his blog really interesting. I thought it was really great how he was sharing his experiences to help others learn from the racing and training he had done.
Then last Saturday as we travelled to the start of the Hardmoors 55 on the top deck of the coach, John, other runners and myself shared experiences of previous races and our different approaches to training.
As I had a look on John's blog to see what he had to say about last weekend's Hardmoors 55 race in rather demanding conditions (A great race report!) I realised that with 32+ years of running, totalling over 35,000 miles, I in fact had accumulated many many running experiences and I started to think maybe I should share what I have learnt. Then I saw a link at the top right of John's blog "Create Blog". That was ten minutes ago and now I am writing my first post!
Will anyone read it? How do people know it is there? How often are you meant to add to it?
Enough questions, lets just give this blog thing a try.
So to all of you out there reading this, welcome to my blog. I hope you find some of my "words of wisdom", or probably as more appropriately titled "Millsy's Memories and Mutterings", thoughtful, helpful, enjoyable, interesting, and hopeful worth your time you spend reading them.
To sign off from my first ever post. My first quote to hopefully initiate a thought and some reflection. Not my words, but from a really good book I have recently read.
"For years I had assumed that my failure to run better was down to a combination of injuries and not training hard enough; but I started to wonder if it was my own self-image that was holding me back."
Charlie Spedding (2010), page 75. From Last to First. CS Books: Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
All the best with your training,