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’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
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