Not Enough Hours…

Thank the nine Gods that today is my rest day. Having very nearly passed out at freestyle wrestling last night, I fear I may be working too hard and eating too little. Frankly, there just aren’t enough hours in the day… Then again, you try looking this guy in the face...
Posted On 24 Oct 2012
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Adventuring Skill: Climbing

Whether it be scaling a rock face to find a vantage point, descending into an abyss whilst hunting for treasure, or escaping up a tree or whilst being pursued by a wild boar, climbing is an invaluable skill for the freelance adventurer. Luckily for me, there are plenty of...
Posted On 21 Oct 2012
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Adventure as Motivation

Like most things, exercise requires purpose. Sometimes, that purpose is generally looking and feeling good, other times it is a more direct goal like running a marathon or performing better at a certain sport or event. For some, myself including, the very act of exercising is...
Posted On 19 Oct 2012
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Friday: Rounding Things Off

Pancakes be praised! It’s FINALLY the end of the working week and, therefore, time for my final installment of “This is more or less how I like to train”; a guide for anybody bored enough to be interested. So, here is Friday. Or Frīġedæġ, in Old English –...
Posted On 12 Oct 2012
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Thursday: Strength and Power

I’m nearly there!. This is installment three of four in my “I kinda try to train along these lines” guide for anybody interested in how I train. If anybody out there is actually interested, I will eat my own hat. As a man who owns no hats, I’ll also have...
Posted On 11 Oct 2012
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Wednesday. Rest Day. Aaaaaaaaaah Yeah.

It’s the mid-week entry of my “This is a good way to train…I think” diary. I call it Wednesday, which comes from the Old English Wōdnesdæg or ‘Day of Wodanaz’. Wodanaz also goes by the name of Odin (O’din’t you know? <—...
Posted On 10 Oct 2012
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Tuesday: Manliness Training

Behold. Now cometh day two of “Sometimes I train like this…” – my attempt to summarise roughly how I like to train on a good week. It is subject to change and outright lies. Today I shall explain the joy of Tuesday, or Tiwesdæg in Old English. This means...
Posted On 09 Oct 2012
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Monday: Strength and Stability

OK, so here goes my plan to explain how I train on each day of the week. I know, I know – it’s boring as hell. But here goes…Monday, or Mōnandæg as it is in Old English. It means Day of the Moon, essentially. That’s pretty cool, eh? Now, as everybody...
Posted On 08 Oct 2012
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A Week of Training

Having a distinct lack of anything interesting going on in my life at the moment, I have decided to write a little bit about my fairly new training routine. Why? I have no idea. The idea is to explain what I do on each day of the week and why. Somebody, somewhere might be...
Posted On 07 Oct 2012
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Photos from Birmingham Super Spartan Race 2012

After all my ranting and raving about the disorganisation of Spartan Race, it turns out their photos had been uploaded all along. They simply didn’t tell us. They also labelled them somewhat confusingly. Anyway, here are some of them:
Posted On 02 Oct 2012
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