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London Duathlon Ultra
mhowoodby mhowood Sep 14th 2014
Anyway I wanted to let you know how my Ultra Duathlon went on Sunday, and to thank all those that donated. I was there representing the Make A Wish Foundation https://www.justgiving.com/Martin-Hollywood1/ The week of the race I started getting ...
Challenge Roth - July 2013
mhowoodby mhowood Dec 21st 2013
This needs to be a long report. It was a long race. Challenge Roth 2013. Billed as my A race of the year, and an extravagant present (to myself) for my 40th birthday, it almost feels anticlimactic now in the heat of summer. A season over by mid Ju...
Keep on Running: London Marathon and the rest...
mhowoodby mhowood Apr 25th 2013
Boston happened. An attack on an international community, on American soil. Over one hundred injured, dozens maimed, 3 dead. Lives destroyed. Families ripped apart. Horrific. Rewind 24 hours, and I was at a BBQ being reminded that I was runni...
Building Blocks
mhowoodby mhowood Mar 18th 2013
Suddenly it's the middle of March. The Virgin London Marathon #VLM is 4 weeks away, the Outlaw Half (70.3) is 10 weeks and the BIG one - Challenge Roth is only 17! Not sure why I'm surprised to be honest. It's the same every year. You choose your k...
Royal Parks Ultra marathon
mhowoodby mhowood Oct 9th 2012
Beautiful day for a 50km run through the streets of Westminster, and the Royal Parks. Things were going well, and I was consciously sandbagging my HR, focusing on just getting to the 40km mark at Hampton Court, 45km at Kingston and then into the fam...
Beauty and the Beast trail marathon
mhowoodby mhowood Oct 4th 2012
They say, "INTRODUCING THE UK’S TOUGHEST, MOST REWARDING TRAIL MARATHON CHALLENGE" From the creators of HellRunner™ comes The Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast. A measured off-road trail marathon taking place at Stonor Park, near Henley on Thames, ...
Bustin' Balls - race report
mhowoodby mhowood Mar 5th 2012
Spring Ballbuster Duathlon 2012 8 mile Run, 24 mile Bike, 8 mile Run My first time at this event, and it's one that I've been too intimidated to enter for years. Maybe it's the fact it's that two 8 mile runs, interspersed with a bike leg th...
I Need An Exit
mhowoodby mhowood Feb 9th 2012
6 weeks since my last post. Why? Because nothing has been happening. Training has been virtually non-existent, and I think I've been in the pool once - although I may have dreamt that. Again. Why? What's changed? Work. I took a new job in J...
Positives from Negatives - Part 2
mhowoodby mhowood Jan 17th 2012
This blog-thing is pretty handy, in terms of recording your thoughts and prepping for next year. Obviously, I finally managed to puke up a race report for Henley. Yeah, that race was tough, and I was under-trained but it was still an achievement....
Postives from Negatives aka Challenge Henley
mhowoodby mhowood Dec 30th 2011
6 months since my last post, 'It's all Mental' Yowza! What's been happening? Well, I went from that to Challenge Henley in September, courtesy of Swimovate, averaging only 6 hours a week training; it's not that I wanted to train as little as tha...
It's all Mental - an ironman on less than 8 hours a week?!
mhowoodby mhowood Aug 3rd 2011
I've been looking over my Triblogs training diary this week, and although I knew that life, illness and injury had gotten in the way of my training for The Outlaw iron distance Triathlon, I don't think I'd stopped to realise how much. I kinda glo...
Outlaw Triathlon 2011 race report
mhowoodby mhowood Jul 26th 2011
...or, How Not to Take Long Distance Seriously. WARNING: this is epic in length, but I'm reliably informed by Nathan that this is how it should be. Also, to save you all scrolling to the bottom, I'll tell you the time first > 11:34 hrs. Excus...
17 days later... pretty as a picture
mhowoodby mhowood Jun 3rd 2011
As the headline says, what a difference 2 weeks makes! My wife, Sheela, spent over an hour last Friday removing the stitches, whilst watching House and drinking red wine. Ah, Friday nights aren't what they used to be! There's been some serious r...
Brighton Marathon 2011 - so close yet so far!
mhowoodby mhowood Apr 13th 2011
Bit of a bittersweet day for me… Finished in 3:00:55. A 37 minute improvement on last year. Yay! Missed sub 3hrs by less than a minute. Boo! Pacing was perfect for a sub 3, with an average 4:15min per Km. Yay! Course was overlong by 350m. Enou...
Kingston Breakfast Run - not a good day at the office
mhowoodby mhowood Mar 28th 2011
I haven't written anything since my Wokingham Half report, which began with me posting a 1:21 and a 5 min PB and ended with food poisoning hours later! I'm writing this post the morning after 16miles at the Kingston Breakfast Run. Lets get this o...
Lab Rat: VO2 running test
mhowoodby mhowood Feb 28th 2011
I'm taking part in a Marathon Study for PHD student, Jessica Hill, at St Marys University College, Teddington. It's investigating the effectiveness of different recovery strategies that are used to help reduce muscle damage and soreness following a M...
Wokingham Half Marathon - race report
mhowoodby mhowood Feb 28th 2011
The forecast was rain and it did, but not so hard that it was a problem. Refreshing, once you got going actually. Over 2000 people ran with no-one paying any regard to the 'predicted time' pens so I spent the first 2km weaving through slower runners...
Winter Tanner 20 report
mhowoodby mhowood Jan 10th 2011
Since the Winter Tanner isn't technically a race, I guess this is an Event Report. I intentionally approached the Winter Tanner fatigued; with a Thursday turbo session, a Friday tempo 10 mile run and long swim on Saturday night, all conspiring to ...
New year. New post. New targets.
mhowoodby mhowood Jan 7th 2011
In the last few weeks training took a knock with Christmas and the swine-flu fairy visiting us. Both my children and my wife were ill, and the boys hit over 41C at times! Scarey. Somehow I was uninfected but with all the rain this week, I'm having t...
So far, so good, so what?
mhowoodby mhowood Nov 30th 2010
The new plan is working surprisingly well. It's only taking one hit of the snooze button to haul myself out of bed. So far my body hadn't cottoned on to what my brain has planned for it later in the off-season, so is still managing to drag itself dow...
A Cunning Plan
mhowoodby mhowood Nov 20th 2010
With an every growing list of Triathlons, Duathlons, and now Ultra runs that I want to do, I really need to get around to whittling them down. Focus, might be a better word. It seems virtually every weekend next year has an event I like, some even h...
 
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