I’d put a lot of pressure on myself for this race (as per). It wasn’t a time related pressure this time though – but a performance pressure. I’d completely lost all race confidence leading up to it, with my last race being a DNF and the one before that being London Marathon which didn’t exactly… Continue reading MK Winter Half Marathon
I can’t believe I’ve only raced twice this year.
I’ve been consciously trying to gain weight for a couple of years now – I’m naturally slim and find it hard to keep weight on (yes yes, woe is me) and want to be bigger and physically stronger. I was a little worried about marathon training as I assumed it would undo all of the hard… Continue reading How marathon training changed my body.
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
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.
I’ve talked loads on here about the fact that I’m running a marathon next April, but what I haven’t really mentioned (on here yet anyway, you’ll already be bored to tears of me talking about it if you follow me on Twitter) is that I’m also planning to do a duathlon in January and… Continue reading On ridiculous goals