Yesterday, I took on the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Edinburgh in what was tough conditions to prepare for, very strong winds accompanied by rain before we'd even started! I decided to lose the base layer and run in a vest although I must admit I waited to the last minute to take my… Continue reading Rock n Roll, Dad!
There's nothing like a nice lie-in on a Sunday morning before getting up and heading out for a nice run. Sadly, today was nothing like that! I was awake around 4am and so got up, messed around on Facebook until the light of day appeared then I thought I'd get my run in early. Actually… Continue reading This Early Bird Didn’t Catch the Worm
Starting a Half Marathon training plan roughly 3 weeks before the race is never a good idea, even if you're already running at almost 10k level. Well, not if you're looking for a fast time anyway. It was around 3 weeks ago that we signed up for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Edinburgh… Continue reading Rhynd Road – Perfect for when needs must
I hadn't intended to run two races today. In fact, I hadn't intended running either of the races I ran today. I had intended to run the Alloa Half Marathon today in the first race in the Perth Road Runners Championship but left it too late to enter so decided to run the Errol 6K… Continue reading A Tale of Two Races
Every runner knows how effective speed work is in their training. They also know how horrible it is but know it needs to be done.I mistimed getting my entry in for the Alloa Half Marathon with entries already closed by the time I went to put mine in. With the removal of a long distance… Continue reading Speed work – horrible but very effective
The early start to this year has felt slightly out of sorts with my training as my body is normally tuned to preparing for a Spring Marathon and with my big runs not scheduled for slightly later in the year, I've just been building things up without any great structure. Yesterday, however, that seemed to… Continue reading Another Step Forward
As every runner will know, you get good runs, some not so good but also waking up on a Sunday morning and your head is telling you to stay in bed or do anything else except run but you know you have to just switch off from all that, get your running shoes on and… Continue reading Just Get Out and Do It