Since the first week in June I’ve been steadily ploughing on with my marathon training. I’ve been following the Pfitzinger and Douglas up to 55 miles per week 18 week schedule. The first week was a mixture of an 8 mile lactate threshold run on Tuesday, a 9 mile aerobic run Thursday, a 4 mile […]Read more "6 Weeks of Marathon Training under the belt."
Last year I uttered the immortal words… “One and out.” I was referring to running a marathon of course. Gradually, as the pain wore off and I got back into 10k/Half Marathon fitness I found myself thinking more and more about running a marathon again. For one, I wanted to better my time and hopefully […]Read more "Never say never again. (Or how I fell into marathon training…again)"
Usually, at the beginning of the year, I struggle to get runs in. This is normally down to a drop in fitness at the back end of Winter or an illness of sorts. I was doing pretty well at the start of this year though. I’d already completed a 10k, two half marathons and a […]Read more "Lorton School 10k"
I am afraid of the dark. So why I was taking part in a head torch run is beyond me. But that is exactly what I found myself doing when the DH Runners boys were en-route to Dodd Wood near Keswick. The idea behind this was that we would get in some vital training before […]Read more "Dodd Wood Head Torch Race"
It was early…very early. It was six o’clock. Or to be more precise 5:50am. I’d had a wonderful sleep in the wonderful hotel in Barcelona and I felt very rested. Breakfast started at 7am and we were there on the dot and first in line to grab a table. I wanted to get a decent […]Read more "Barcelona – Race Day (16,000 runners = 9 toilets)."
August 2012: “Are you mental? I’ll never do a tri, sometimes I have difficulty putting one foot in front of the other to get this running malarkey right.” October 2013: “You’re signing up for another tri!!! Best of luck but it’s definitely not for me.” The above are actual conversations I had with a friend […]Read more "Tri and tri again"
Today (Sunday 19th January 2014) I ran the Carlisle Resolution 10k which was hosted by Sport In Action. I started the day with really bad guts (Was it something I ate? Probably. My fridge/freezer is on the blink and I’m not overly trusting of the food we have in there at the moment) and it […]Read more "Carlisle Resolution 10k – Sunday 19th January 2014"