If there’s one thing that marathon training has taught me it’s that you can’t neglect the basics – fuelling & hydration. I’ve always vaguely known that fuelling and recovery aren’t my biggest strengths, but if there’s one thing that’s going to bring it home to you it’s finishing a 16 mile training run and not… Continue reading Fuelling my way to the marathon start line.
Bikes with baskets, punting on the Cam, taking photos of quaint buildings… is how I always imagined my first visit to Cambridge would be. Freezing rain, aching calves and jelly baby induced near-vomiting is what actually happened (Although I did see a lot of bikes, and the race even had a bike pen). Sunday 5th… Continue reading Cambridge Half race recap
I’ve done it. I’ve jumped on the vlog bandwagon. The vlagon if you will. So here’s a video of me self-consciously reviewing some kit.
I’m never not going to be one of those people who doesn’t make a big fuss of their birthday. Direct quote from a colleague this week – “I’ve never known somebody get as excited about their birthday as you do. Except kids.” As somebody recovering from depression I’m gonna take my happiness where I can… Continue reading Happy Returns & Happy Things
I seem to have fallen into a habit of writing a marathon training update every two weeks. I can’t promise I’ll keep it up though, so don’t get too attached. There’s now eight weeks to go – eek, scary, I’m not ready etc. – and in short, I’m neither where I thought I would be… Continue reading From Here to London
It’s only 10 weeks away for a start. And I definitely do not feel like a marathon runner at the moment. I know there’s another 10 weeks of training to go – and I do feel much fitter now than I did 10 weeks ago – but I just can’t imagine feeling marathon ready in… Continue reading My worries about the marathon.
It’s 12 weeks until the London Marathon. 12 weeks. Twelve. That’s very not many at all. Gah. Anyway, I’m now halfway through my training plan – I had a 24 week plan – so thought it was a good time to take stock of how far I’ve come and scare myself silly about how far I’ve… Continue reading London Marathon training update
The long slow run; the Sunday long run; the oh-my-god-why-did-I-sign-up-for-a-marathon run – whatever you call it the long run is the most important part of marathon training. And I am not a fan. Give me a run-so-fast-you-puke 5k or track session any day – no guts, no glory and all that. But marathon training I am,… Continue reading Surviving the Long Run
Writing a 2017 goals post is a bit cliché-tastic, but I always try to write down my yearly aims and one of my goals for this year is to blog more, so, two birds one stone and all that. So, I guess I should start with the big one: Run a sub-4 hour marathon… Continue reading 2017 goals
I recently mentioned on Twitter that I’d set a target time for my first marathon. This was met – almost without exception – with responses suggesting that I shouldn’t do this, and should just focus on completing the distance, enjoying the experience, and not putting too much pressure on myself. In fact, there were only two… Continue reading Why I’ve set a target time for my first marathon.