Having been the focus of my training for many months, it was great to be able to run a ‘live’ marathon after going virtual last year. Leaving work on Friday, I was very excited to be on my way, if a little nervous. The thought of being among so many people after so long was … Continue reading London Marathon 2021
I signed up for this race a while back as there have been a serious lack of events on the calendar and I needed both something to aim for and a race or two to get used to running in a crowded start again. I’d heard Huntly was a tough run so figured I’d go … Continue reading Room to Run Half Marathon (Huntly)
I’ve been building the base miles for some time and now have just 8 weeks to go before the big day! Things are starting to get real, and a little scary if I’m honest. Blood & Sweat There’s been blood, thanks to an unfortunate stumble on the trails a couple of months back. That cut … Continue reading Marathon Training: London 2021
I started off the day with the best scrambled eggs (and smoked salmon) of the week, following this up with the obligatory catch up on the Olympics while waiting for breakfast to settle. The Last Lap As is always the way with a long distance run (or walk), I had mixed feelings on this final … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry (Day 6)
Having thought it may be hard going back to where I’d finished the day yesterday, the reality was that it felt great! I had a really settled night last night, feeling very much at home - the upside of having two nights in a B & B is that you can unpack, something I always … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Ardtalnaig to Aberfeldy (Day 5)
Having had the BEST sleep I’ve had so far this holiday I was definitely feeling ready for the day ahead, all the more so after my first cooked breakfast of the holiday; I limited myself to tattie scones, poached eggs and bacon with lots of toast in order to hopefully manage some running. Turn Right … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Strathyre to Killin (Day 3)
Having settled down to watch some of the Olympics after breakfast it was a thought to get going! Not a great start to my first day on the Rob Roy Way, let alone the longest one! However, 3 miles in and I had mercifully found my running legs again. Setting off from Drymen, the route … Continue reading Rob Roy Way: Drymen to Callander (Day 1)
When I signed up to run the London Marathon virtually I decided against running at ‘home’. The thought of pounding the streets did not appeal, while running my local trails would require multiple loops of the dreaded Kingshill in order to make the distance. I’ve love Aviemore so decided to go there! Torrential Downpours Throughout … Continue reading The 40th Race: Virtual London Marathon (Running My Way)
Today was the last 16 mile run of the plan. This sounds okay, particularly if you're a Hanson devotee. However, theit’s the second of only two 16 mile runs. I’ve squeezed in a 15 and a 14, but the reality is that the training is not what is should have been. This is the problem … Continue reading The Last 16: 2 Weeks To Go!
The abbreviated training plan is going well thus far - I’ve completed 2 weeks of it - and I have to say that I’m enjoying my renewed focus. Without the luxury of a full 16-18 weeks for training, I sought advice from the group at LHR Running Community, a Facebook group focusing on training the … Continue reading 5 Weeks To Go!