The weekend of the long awaited race had arrived and I was full of nerves and excitement. We were staying in Stratford and getting the tube to Hyde park early the next day. I didn't have the best nights sleep and woke up even more nervous. I made the decision that morning to swap my … Continue reading The highs of Royal Parks Half Marathon
The penultimate week before the race for training and its been a pretty boring one if I am honest. Not very many miles to report and this is the joys of tapering! Mental battle with tapering! I find tappering a little mentally frustrating because on one hand your in the swing of things and hopefully … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 14 tapering!
This week has been pretty positive overall on the running front. With just 2 weeks to go it all finally feels like it is coming together and all the pieces of the puzzle are fitting together nicely. You can watch my vlog here... Mentally I do feel ready for race day but I think subconsciously I … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 13 on the up!!!
With less than 3 weeks until the big day I am reminding myself of some tips I have picked up over the years. What works for me won't work for everyone but maybe see what you think and adapt them to you personally! Fuel correctly During your training you should practice something that works for … Continue reading Race day tips!
What a busy week it has been. I started my new job at the girls school in the kitchen. Its just 2hrs a day but in the middle of the school day so I have had to juggle training and house chores with work and kids. Getting up for the school run and getting the … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 11 listening to my body!!
This week I decided to take it back to basics and focus on my nutrition to help improve my running. I have had a relaxed summer with the girls. Celebrating and holidaying and spending time with family and friends. Its fair to say it got to the point that I didn't even bother with the … Continue reading Carbohydrates to fuel your runs! How much?
If you have all been following me throughout my training you will know the last few weeks have not been good for me mentally and physically on the training front. I am partly putting this down to my bad nutrition over the summer. The majority of the time I continue to eat well but its … Continue reading Royal Parks Half Marathon Training: Week 10 the importance of nutrition!
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!
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.