Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet of late. I’ve found it hard to find the time to write, what with all the actual running. A few months ago I entered the ballot for the Tokyo Marathon. I didn’t have any serious intentions for the race, but after several failed attempts at […]

Running Tokyo, Jun 2014

Posted: 12th June 2014 by mockjogger in Running Away, Training Runs
Tags: , , , , , , ,

As the saying goes, when you want to go running in Tokyo, find a river. So on the third day of a two-week sojourn to my favourite away venue, I ventured outside my base to make my way to the Arakawa river. Thirty degrees and 80% humidity met me at the door to escort me […]

Last Friday afternoon we crossed the threshold into long range weather forecast territory for the Edinburgh marathon. Not that there was anything useful to be determined; the weather soothsayers were clearly playing their cards close to their chest at this point by predicting that anything and everything could happen. Since then, the inexorable advance towards […]

Back to Earth with a Parkrun

Posted: 15th April 2014 by mockjogger in Training Runs
Tags: , ,

For the last year I have been looking for an opportunity to try out my local Parkrun. Normally, Saturday mornings are reserved for activities with the Junior Mockjoggers, but as they have gone to Tokyo for a while, I have the time. So, 6 days after the majesty and scale of the Paris Marathon, at […]

Cold Weather Gear Predicament

Posted: 18th November 2013 by mockjogger in Equipment
Tags: , ,

It is not winter yet, officially. But here in Edinburgh, it certainly feels like it. When I think about it, I have not done winter running before. When I started running again in 2012, I conveniently stopped in September, tried to start again in January (and thought, that’s cold, let’s wait a while) and really […]