The week before a marathon (part of the taper) is usually about winding down and resting up later in the week to conserve energy for the big day. Sadly my job as a Personal Trainer doesn't allow too much rest although I'll do my best to keep my exercise to a minimum and get a … Continue reading One week to go
Race day is drawing closer to the Loch Ness Marathon and I'm actually really looking forward to it! Normally I'd be starting to get a little nervous but then my preparation for this race hasn't been what I'd call normal. I headed out this morning to run 10 miles or so and chose a route … Continue reading 2 Weeks To Go!
It's midway through August and 6 weeks to the Loch Ness Marathon and my training program seems a bit like its been done by raffle with random runs being thrown in with no logical structure in place. I do feel though that I could be about to run my most consistent marathon yet! My approach … Continue reading Unconventional Marathon Training
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger A year ago I crossed the finish line in 1st place but in reality, I finished 4th but was the 1st Master at the Cool Summer Mornings 5k Race at Clermont, Florida. I was lying in 4th position as we approached the finish line but due to a … Continue reading Sun, sea and…..5k Races. Part 2
It's that time of year I look forward to most, going away on holiday and a break from the normal routine, well almost. I'm pretty rubbish at taking holidays, it has to be said, as the last time I had a break was this time last year. The thing is, I love what I do … Continue reading Sun, sea and…..5k Races
In order to become your best, you first need to dream your goal, understand the value of it, make it part of your everyday life, feel like you are constantly working towards something and go out and get it. These are words which, for me at this time, have never been truer. Additionally, "Remind yourself … Continue reading It’s Not A Weekend Thing
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!