There is a London Marathon post coming, I promise. I know the two of you who have asked about it are keen to read it. My account of the race is being published in runABC (available nationwide. Plug plug.) so I’ll be posting a follow-up blog post about my thoughts and feelings of the day… Continue reading My running self-esteem
I’ve gone and done another Vlog. This time, about my last long run before the London Marathon & some final thoughts one week before the big day. Enjoy!
One week into taper. One week until the London Marathon. Here’s what my mind looks like. “I feel AMAZING. I’m going to ace this marathon. Lemme at it. I’m too over-confident; I’m going to embarrass myself. Will blue Rock Tape be overkill with my blue vest? Please don’t be a hot day. The Rock Tape… Continue reading Inside the mind of a tapering runner.
The Sunday just gone. A mile from the end of a 19 mile run. On the verge of stopping and curling up in a nearby garden. S Club 7’s ‘Don’t Stop Movin’’ starts playing. Not an exhaustion-induced figment of my imagination, but a randomly well-timed track on my ‘Number ones of the 90’s’ playlist. I… Continue reading London Marathon: an update & goals.
Finally. Finally. I had subconsciously been waiting for this moment. The moment I believed that I could actually run this marathon. I suppose it’s logical that it came as my mileage increased, but I wasn’t expecting it. I went into this week’s long run with a relaxed mindset – which was in stark contrast to the… Continue reading A breakthrough
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