The Final 16

Well, that's it, the final long run done - all 16 miles of it. I've stuck to the plan and have resisted the temptation to go further, despite my fellow marathon runners and clubmates posting runs on Strava of 18 miles upwards which freaks me out a little - will I just stop at 17 … Continue reading The Final 16

Friends of Orchard Brae Fun Run

Supporting the 'Friends of Orchard Brae' when I run the London Marathon, I'd come to the conclusion that I should do something to earn my money. It's all well and good asking people to sponsor you, but, at the end of the day when running is something that you love and enjoy, why should people … Continue reading Friends of Orchard Brae Fun Run

Toughing it out

Today was the first run of the plan where I’ve really felt I’ve struggled to hit and maintain the pace required. All things considered I guess this isn’t that bad - after all, I’m now onto the eighth consecutive week of training and last week was one of the highest mileage weeks in some time; … Continue reading Toughing it out

Marathon Training is Underway with the Hanson Method

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