RUNNING – 5k: I was supposed to run the Virgin Sports Hackney Fitness Festival 5k today but couldn’t find it even though it’s in my area and I used to play football there (Hackney Marshes) as a kid! First time I’ve ever missed the starting time for a run. I blame Google Maps! To make up for it I had a right royal 5k of my own around St James Park as tourists celebrated the Royal Wedding.
OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________
SAT 19th SEPT: Competed in the Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k Race at the Velodrome earlier today. Being in a competitive race rather than a ‘run’ made me up my game and I smashed my personal best knocking two minutes off it. Ran under 30 mins (which was my target. Ran a time of 29mins 8secs.