Welcome to Running Pursuits blog

Welcome to my personal blog and/or running diary.

Who is behind Running Pursuits?

Name: Maciej

Born:1981

Living in Galway, Ireland.

At the age of 32 I decided it was time to start looking after myself a bit more and have started with road cycling. I used to love cycling as a kid and thought this activity would be most likely to keep me going long term. Also, at that stage I was one of those people who absolutely hated running and found it very boring. Soon enough I was able to go on 100 km solo rides and decided to join a cycling club mainly due to the social aspect. Cycling has helped me to shed off some extra weight and increase fitness. I did try running again and again but due to some niggles here and there; and not being able to go very far, I was discouraged. Over time, the form has improved, I got the right shoes after doing a gate analysis in a local sports shop to prevent niggles and injuries. (I am an overpronator, which means that I need shoes providing cushioning and stability.) Eventually I started to enjoy some of the running sessions a bit more. parkrun is a great way to start running 5 km and it has that social aspect. Up until now my running was very inconsistent, it was lacking structure and goals.

Why starting a blog?

As I set on a personal journey to become a runner, I decided to start a blog mainly to help myself sticking with training plans and being honest with myself. I will share my training plans, race/events reports (if any), experiences, highs and lows; and hopefully some learnt lessons and overall improvement along the way. I might also post some personal opinion on running equipment I use.

My first proper training plan started last week on October 4th 2016. It’s a 23 week plan with 3 sessions each week and it’s aim is to improve running over 10 km distance as well as shedding more of that extra weight. Due to work and family commitments I decided to do Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions in the morning at 6 am. The third session falls at weekends and can be done either Saturday or Sunday at a convenient time. Here’s to a successful completion of the 23 weeks plan!

You can always leave a comment on any of the posts and if you wish, you can also follow me on twitter, instagram (includes plenty of delicious beer pictures) or STRAVA.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Welcome to Running Pursuits blog

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