How (not) to run a marathon in 5 weeks

For almost everyone, the idea that you could go from not running at all to running a marathon (and surviving) in less than 6 weeks, seems bound to lead to serious injury. They have a point.

This is the blog post that started this whole thing off, on an impulse I somehow found that I had entered to run the Copenhagen Marathon with no training, no experience and less than six weeks to squeeze whatever training I could manage into whatever spare time I had, which wasn’t much..

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Back to black

As I mentioned before, I'm not obsessive when it comes to weight but having made one goal (that of fitting back in to my wedding dress on my 10th wedding anniversary this year), I'm keen to go for another -... Continue Reading →

Natural Cycles

I've been back on the health and fitness wagon since Christmas, watching my diet, drinking much more moderately and exercising regularly. Such a difference these things make. I'm not obsessive about weight or diet per se - I'd much rather... Continue Reading →


I have had one of my periodic slumps in exercise again, the usual combination of work stress, stuff that needs to get done at home and no time to do all the things I want to do. On the other... Continue Reading →

What running can tell you about the Nordic Model…

So in spite of the fact I said "never again" to running races, there is in fact one exception - the Copenhagen institution that is the DHL Stafet - a relay race of 5x5km that companies and institutions across Denmark... Continue Reading →

My second (mini) Triathlon

So I more than survived the KMD 4:18:4, I smashed it, completing the 3 stages in a total of 1:28:42. When humans enter very cold water they almost always give an involuntary gasp followed by a prolonged period of rapid... Continue Reading →

KMD 4:18:4 Preparations

It's not going as well as I hoped this week , at least in training terms. I've done one swim, in which I just about managed 400 m in 9 minutes. This is fairly respectable given I haven't swum in at least... Continue Reading →

Oops I did it again…

A few months ago I signed up to run the Copenhagen marathon with minimal training. After that I rather fell off the running wagon, though I continued my sessions with Victoria, and this summer I concentrated on rediscovering some outdoor sports... Continue Reading →


Hello and Welcome, Have a seat, a fine cup of coffee or, if you insist, a beer. I don't know how you found us or why you're here but this is a blog about running, about physical exercise and fitting... Continue Reading →

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