I started to write this on Sunday while Allison was running the Lochaber Marathon and I chose to relax rather than go for a short run myself but I thought I'd leave it a few days to capture the build up to the big day. The tapering period is a valuable part of the marathon… Continue reading The Countdown is on!
The hard work has certainly been done and now it's putting the finishing touches to my training and getting my mind and body ready for the challenge ahead in London. This point seemed so far off back at the start of my training in early January. The weeks have flown by and I feel I… Continue reading 2 Weeks and Counting
I finished off my last "big"training run for London with 20miles done in around 2hrs 25mins which sets me up perfectly for the big day in 3 weeks time. This session included 6x20mins at Threshold Pace with 90secs recovery between each one and a mile either side of it as warm-up and cooldown. What pleased… Continue reading Defining Marathon Pace
This weekend I have taken a giant step towards hitting my target in the London Marathon with two big runs, one a race, and two characteristics became the defining factors towards making the runs a success....courage and belief. Yesterday I had my first race of the year, the Newtonmore 10 mile race. This was the… Continue reading Courage and Belief
This week, I set upon my goal from last week of making sacrifices to get my training done and the result....some improvements but I've gone for quality as much as quantity and I'm happy with that. I fitted in a recovery run of 5 miles on Monday, which served a dual purpose as I needed… Continue reading Quality vs Quantity
Another week of training done with a lot of positives from it and also a lot of learnings which I know are crucial to achieving my goal in London First, the good news. I had some unexpected free time on Thursday due to cancellations so I went out with the idea of running around half… Continue reading Time to make sacrifices
One of the key components in my training this year so far has been Threshold Pace Training. If you are unaware of this type of training, now is the time to sit up and take note, this cold be what you are missing. I first learned this in 2009 at a running weekend presented by… Continue reading Crossing the Threshold