Archive for September, 2013

Foam Rolling – There’s Nothing Foamy About It

Posted: 29th September 2013 by mockjogger in Equipment, Medical
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Every now and again my twitter feed gets illuminated with a message from a runner just about to head off for a session with a foam roller. It always used to prompt two questions in my mind. What is a foam roller? How painful could foam rolling be? After all, it’s like foamy and you […]

A Right Pain in the .. Hip

Posted: 23rd September 2013 by mockjogger in Medical
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This post was supposed to be a report of the Scottish Gas 10K race on 22nd September. Instead, I recorded by first DNS (did not start). Here’s why. Near the end of a 7 mile training run on Friday 13th (seriously) I ran across a road to enter The Meadows, a park in the middle […]

The Positive Impact of Negative Ions?

Posted: 17th September 2013 by mockjogger in Equipment, Inspiration
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About a year and a half ago I started running again. Around the same time, and on impulse, I purchased a negative ion band because I thought it would look cool. Since then I have run more often and further than I ever did before, shed several kilos and recorded PBs for most distances. So, […]

And the winner of the Highland Perthshire Half Marathon is …. Mock Jo… Ugh .. What time is it? iPhone battery drained… Fuelband still working… Shit! 20 mins late. And thus began the race before the race; the race to get to the start line on time. Family up and dressed, downstairs to the MacDonald […]

Race Off: Running Movies go Head to Head – Part Dos

Posted: 2nd September 2013 by mockjogger in Inspiration, Lists
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I am hunting for movies that capture the spirit of distance running and provide a source of motivation when the going gets tough. They are hard to find. This is the second of three posts in which I offer my personal opinions of eleven movies with a running theme. The first post covered The Loneliness […]