The first week of the year can often be a slog when your body reminds you of how much you enjoyed the festive season and the "one more drink/mince pie/serving of pudding won't do any harm" strategy you decided was a good idea at the time. That said, we do tend to try starting running … Continue reading Boom!
How do you feel when a run doesn't go to plan? Do you get upset at the outcome or appreciate that it happened and learn from it? It's ok, we all have them. Nobody is perfect, not even me. I know you find that surprising eh? 😉 It's not about what happened that actually matters, it's … Continue reading Starting Out With A Plan, Finishing With A Purpose
It's hard to motivate yourself when you know you're about to head into a period when you won't be running and know that whatever you do isn't going to make any difference when the fitness gained will soon be lost. I'm about to get a procedure done on my foot to remove what appears to … Continue reading Week In Training – Winding Down….Sort Of
Do you ever go through a week where you completed all your training sessions, feel like they were uneventful and wish it could be more interesting? I've had an 'interesting' week in training and I'd be happy to go with uneventful anytime! I decided at the end of last week that I would take a … Continue reading Not A Week In Paradise
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