After yesterday’s wind we woke to a calm day today. Unfortunately this also meant ground frost and disappointment for the golfer of the house (no winter eclectic competition due to winter greens). Thus, he fancied a hill day instead. The runner of the house had other ideas though, in the shape of the first 16 … Continue reading Long Run & Clachnaben Walk
This week the weather has been somewhat irritating. Being Winter ‘bad’ weather is to be expected; sadly it does not assist in the enjoyment of winter training. Making it through our long run last weekend, only having a short section of icy ground that was avoided by running along the verge, I felt positive about … Continue reading Ice, snow … the joys of winter training
Marathon training is now underway for London. After much deliberation, browsing of plans and reading reviews and blogs, I have opted to shake things up a little. I was a bit disappointed in my last marathon attempt, Fort William, finding myself a few minutes slower than the year before despite having completed a longer marathon … Continue reading Marathon Training is Underway with the Hanson Method
With a total of 66.72 miles run in December (35.83 of which were during the last 8 days of the month) I was less than convinced about the prospect of running at all well at Lumphanan. However, with marathon training looming large on the horizon I felt I needed to get a baseline in order … Continue reading Lumphanan Detox 10k: the baseline
I blogged a wee while back about having been accepted with a Good For Age time for the London Marathon in 2019. It’s been in the back of my mind as that’s the first training target for next year - keep plodding through the winter in order to hopefully make the start line in half … Continue reading Exciting Times!
It’s a run, not a race! However, it’s also a time trial if you want it to be. About to embark on a 12 week training plan to try and pick up some speed again I decided I’d run parkrun hard today. I’ll be honest - I’d hoped I would manage to run 21 minutes … Continue reading Setting the bar: Aberdeen parkrun
A week has passed since I completed the 2018 Fort William Marathon, my second attempt at this beautiful race. Having loved it in 2017, I signed up for 2018 pretty much immediately afterwards, my main fear going into the race that it might not be as good as I remembered and I'd be disappointed. Fear … Continue reading 2018 Fort William Marathon – As good as I remembered and then some!
It’s nearly time! I’ve done the training and am now seriously tapering and reminding myself why I signed up for this marathon ... for fun! Lacking the solid training base from which I started my marathon training last year, I’ve completed the Pfitzinger & Douglas 18 week/up to 55 mile training plan with only a … Continue reading It’s nearly time: Fort William Marathon!
I had fond memories of last year's Stonehaven Half Marathon and had even been heard to say that I found it easier than Peterhead Half Marathon (see recent blog). The jury's out today though and I'll be interested to hear the thoughts on this from anyone else that's run both. It's been hot! We're all … Continue reading Stonehaven Half Marathon: Hot and hilly!
I entered the Peterhead Half Marathon as the marathon plan said to race this weekend. However, the plan also advised a recovery run on Friday, race on Saturday (8 - 15k) and long run of 17 miles on Sunday. While I'm a bit of a stickler for a plan this didn't quite fit in with … Continue reading Masson Glennie Peterhead Half Marathon: the toughest half I’ve ever done!