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.
‘Challenge’ (noun): something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully. Running is full of challenges, right from the very first step; plucking up the courage to run outside for the first time, running your first mile without stopping, entering your first race, getting out to run when it’s cold and… Continue reading From fun runner to challenge 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.