I seem to have hit a wall this last couple of weeks. Well since we returned from the Lake district really! After having a not so good week on the running front last week and ending it feeling a little disappointed with how things had gone I had hoped for a better week. However it … Continue reading Royal Parks Half marathon Training: Week 9 getting through the bad times!
We have spent many a weekend camping and enjoy dinners made around the campfire. It can get a bit repetitive though and soon you are just having daily bbq's without any excitement.... or maybe thats just us! One essential item I like to keep in my camping kitchen is some kind of herbs and spices. … Continue reading Meals to make around the campfire
Taking the next step! Week 8 marks the start of the speed training for my plan. It hasn't got off to the best start but it was a start and I hope by the end of this phase I will be able to maintain a tempo pace of 8.30/mile. The week has been yet another … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 8 getting quicker!
We have just returned from a holiday in The Lake District in an area not to far from Scafell Pike. Our holiday took us on so many beautiful walks and it was so lovely to get away and be somewhere we all love to be... out in the countryside. We are townies wanting to live … Continue reading Beautiful walks in the Lake District Part 2… Eskdale and its valleys.
Training back at home! After spending a week in the Lake District training and climbing Scafell Pike! As well as lots of other amazing walks coming home has had its moments. Like everyone I always get major holiday blues following any holiday but this one has really been amazing. I wanted to get out and run and walk … Continue reading Royal parks half marathon training: Week 7 back to reality
One man, his wife, 2 children, a grandad and his dog! In the weeks leading up to our holiday we had been preparing for the biggest challenge we have ever set our girls and Cookie. We had a dream to climb Scafell Pike the tallest mountain in England and one of the 3 most well … Continue reading The Lake District Part 1… The Barkers take on Scafell Pike!
Training in the Lakes! What a week to spend training for a half marathon. Usually when I go away I would struggle to get up and get going but I had none of that. In fact with heavy rain being my alarm clock most mornings I was awake by 4.30 waiting around for morning to … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon training: Week 6 in the Lake District
I have been running for several years now and I have always classed myself as an amateur. This is because I have always focused on surviving a race and the distance rather than speed but they both have the benefit of giving you personal achievements. I remember running my first 10k race when I had … Continue reading What I have learnt about running! So far…