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.
I have exciting news. (Let’s pretend the title hasn’t given it away already… So, you know I had signed up to run Brighton Marathon next April for the RSPCA? Which, lets face it, was pretty high on the excitement scale anyway. Well, I had also entered the ballot for the London Marathon… …No, I didn’t get… Continue reading London Marathon 2017: why I’m running for the RSPCA.
For a bit of a giggle/out of curiosity I put my recent race times into a marathon pace calculator, and was more than a little surprised when it predicted a sub-4 finish time (Obviously, this comes with the usual caveats of making sure you train sufficiently etc). Once I stopped laughing at the ridiculousness of… Continue reading Marathon training: leaving my comfort zone.
Or not, as the case may be. I’m not known for my patience (hello, always skipping to the end of a book), but when it involves not doing the one thing that keeps me sane-ish and prevents me from starting training for a marathon that I’ve only just signed up for, it straight up deserts… Continue reading Coping with Injury.