Setting the bar: Aberdeen parkrun

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

2018 Fort William Marathon – As good as I remembered and then some!

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: Fort William Marathon!

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!

A weekend of running and the Metro Beach 10k

The marathon training's going pretty well so I was looking forward to the Metro Beach 10k - it's fast, flat, and usually by the time evening comes the wind along the prom has died down. This unfortunately was not the case last night ... My legs were tired from the weekend's running. The long run … Continue reading A weekend of running and the Metro Beach 10k

Marathon Training Begins …

Having lacked focus since dropping out of Fraserburgh Half Marathon (in favour of going away to celebrate Mum's 70th birthday), I decided that I needed a focus, and have therefore made the decision to follow an 18 week training plan in the lead up to Fort William Marathon. The year got off to a reasonable … Continue reading Marathon Training Begins …

My 135th parkrun and my motivation to keep going

The yoga's been going well - my yoga streak continues with daily practice ongoing. However, I am still struggling with the darkness and the cold, and the resulting lack of motivation for running. It is what it is and I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I have two races coming up: Kinloss … Continue reading My 135th parkrun and my motivation to keep going