It's great to take some time off after a marathon to celebrate your achievements and most of all, let the body recover, but at some point you have to get back training again. It's important to have another race to look forward to, and train for, especially when it involves other disciplines you haven't already … Continue reading Back To It
This was my 'A' race, my big running event for the year and have felt in pretty good shape leading up to the Stirling Marathon. It was also going to be the race where I targeted sub 3:15 and claim a coveted GFA (Good For Age) place in the London Marathon, or would've been had … Continue reading Stirling Marathon
It's every runners favourite time in training when they get to ease off the mileage, get ready for race day and not at all feel paranoid that they're about to lose fitness or the slightest niggle feels like a major injury. The taper! I'm not too bad with it usually and this time, I'm looking … Continue reading Let The Taper Begin!
This has been a long and challenging (for me) week and so I'm delighted to have reached this stage and look forward to the next two weeks of tapering. I know many runners hate it but I embrace it and look forward to priming my body so it's ready to go in 2 weeks time. … Continue reading Week 15/52 – The Last Big Run
What signs do you look for in your training as you get closer to your big race to let you know that you're on track? Do you look for anything else other than times? Do you go through and hope for the best on the day? My week in numbers: Monday - Rest, gentle mobility … Continue reading Week In Review 14/52 –
The closer we get to a big race such as a marathon, we can start to get a bit nervous and wonder if we're doing enough or if we're anywhere near the target we have set ourselves. It depends on what that target is but we can get a sign that we're actually closer to … Continue reading Week In Review 13/52 – Everything Coming Together
There's nothing that sharpens the mind more than the realisation that your target race is only a few weeks away when it only seems like yesterday you started your training plan! Curiously, my thoughts are more focused on changing certain aspects of my life I know will make my running better than the need to … Continue reading Week In Review 12/52 – 5 Weeks To Go!