Running down that hill!

I learned a hard lesson last year in my first 100km ultra: the downhills can kill your quads. I was reminded of this on Tuesday when I had the great pleasure of a run in the hills in Barzio Italy. This was a short ‘work’ getaway to ski. Sadly the Read more…

Putting the year to bed

The year finishes with a great dawn-straddling outing – one of those runs which just affirms the whole idea! Today also closes out a few projects for 2019: https://picperday.com – my third photo-per-day project https://en-gb.smashrun.com/paul.schnell/badges/2/147 – 365 days of running, the Smashrun badge 🙂 https://report.picperday.com/ – a visualisation project for Read more…

Winter Solstice Double

I use Smashrun.com to track history, trends in my training and goals and it has this great concept of “badges” for a huge variety of things e.g. One that I’ve had my eye on and which can only be done on 1 day every year is the “Shortest Day” badge: Read more…

Autumn trails

Autumn can be tricky – the marathon season comes to an end, motivation dips, Winter is looming and it easy to not go out when the days are so short and it’s wet and cold. At this time of year I actually prefer hitting the trails and to enjoy the Read more…

Getting ready…

As 2019 draws to a close and I’m past 300 days of my 365 runs in 365 days challenge, my attention turns to the 12 in 12. I’ve booked 7 of the 12 events now and in doing so have realised a few things: The logistics can be their own Read more…