Ok, so I never thought I'd see the day where I'd be quoting "The Rock" but there you go. It's ok, it's not a watershed moment and I won't be quoting sports stars who have gone on to become actors from now on. You're safe from anything Vinnie Jones has said! After 'easing' back into … Continue reading Week In Review – Building A Base
Question. When you get back into running after a holiday, do you go all in with the big stuff or do you ease back in gently? I'm, er, asking for a friend. It's funny how it feels like I'm getting back into it again even though I didn't actually stop training while I was on … Continue reading Week In Review – Back Into Training
I’ve never been bothered by doing a run streak before. I’ve seen lots of people do challenges like the Marcothon in December or R.E.D January but never seen any value in doing it personally. I fully respect everyone who attempts these challenges and understand the motivation doing them gives to people and if it helps … Continue reading The Unintended Run Streak – Week And A Bit In Review
Isn't it strange when you sign up for a race months in advance yet it almost seems like just a few weeks have passed when the race comes around! It's been a while since my last training post and I've posted once about my training since I did the Stirling Marathon in April and that … Continue reading Training Update – 1 Week to 70.3
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
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