It's been a whole week since my marathon and I've enjoyed taking a break from it all. After training for my first marathon last May I remember saying that I wanted to keep the mileage and long runs going after I had completed it. Of course that didn't happen and it was a good few … Continue reading Marriotts way trail marathon
Over the years I have used multiple training plans and the majority of the time I could never stick to them. This isn't completely down to the training plan not being the right one but it played a part. I needed a plan that was flexible and would fit around my personal life like all … Continue reading Writing your own training plan the basics
In May I will be taking on my first full marathon and the fear is setting in as the longer runs are approaching. So far the furthest I have ran is 15 miles which I did last year in November as part of my training for the St Neots half marathon. After spending most of … Continue reading How I hope to prevent the boredom of marathon training
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a new year filled with more memories and achievements like I am. Like every year I like to set a few goals to achieve for the year rather than a New Years resolution that I won't keep. Last year I still … Continue reading Goal setting for 2018
So it's taken me a while to finally have the time to blog about my final race for 2017! It's a race I have done annually now for the last 3 years. I have debated writing this at all because I don't want those of you reading it thinking I am after sympathy or like … Continue reading St Neots half marathon… the love story
I have been running for years and have always felt like I should be able to run further than the 13.1miles that is the distance of a half marathon or just to be able to run it far quicker. The constant comparing to other runners is a battle most of us deal with yet we … Continue reading Running the distance
I get asked a lot... I mean a lot if I lost all my weight from just running. Well I thought it was about time I put it down on paper why the answer is always no... I mean I'd happily chat away to you all for hours about it but I think you'd actually … Continue reading Why I will never lose weight from JUST running!
So it feels like a long time since I put pen to paper fingers to keyboard. After the Royal Parks I found myself in a bit of a downward spiral and it didn’t seem to be just me feeling that way. Lots of my friends were feeling the same. Post race blues... They are real! It … Continue reading What happened next…
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
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!!!