Run for the thrills

Run for the thrills

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Bath Half- Race Report

Bath Half- Race Report

For an ‘A’ race, I’d done a scarily little amount of preparation for the Bath half marathon. Which, incidentally, is the polar opposite to my normal ‘plan for EVERY conceivable eventuality, and a few more for good measure’ approach. I just don’t know what happened. […]

Training Weekly: London week 10/16

Training Weekly: London week 10/16

How is it Monday, again?! There are now less than 50 days to go until the London marathon and I’m starting to feel a little bit freaked out, if I’m honest. I think it’s partly because I lost some time last week due to illness. […]

Training Weekly: London week 9/16

Training Weekly: London week 9/16

Oh, hi week 9! So, after yesterdays 20 miler, the goal of the next two weeks is to sharpen up some half marathon speed ahead of the Bath half in a fortnights time. No races this week, but I do have a couple of key […]

Wimborne 20- Race Report

Wimborne 20- Race Report

Well, I’m not sure who invited Freya to join the party, but frankly, we could have done without her! When my alarm went off at 6am, and I was greeted by the sounds of driving rain hammering against my bedroom window, I won’t lie, there […]

Training Weekly: London week 8/16

Training Weekly: London week 8/16

Marathon training, week 8! Wowsers! To be honest, I’m still on a bit of a high after racing yesterday. I know it was nothing ground breaking, but I’ve really missed the buzz of a good race. Anyway, onwards and upwards. I’m targeting 3 key sessions […]

Bournemouth 10- Race Report

Bournemouth 10- Race Report

Bournemouth 10 was my much awaited first race of the year. I’d actually never raced a 10 miler before, but I was hoping it was going to feel like a shorter half marathon. Let’s be honest, often halves do feel about 5K too long, especially […]

Training weekly: London week 7/16

Training weekly: London week 7/16

Week 7 and it’s all starting to get a little bit serious, isn’t it? My big session this week is Sunday’s long run. 18 miles including a very long overdue first race of the year, the Bournemouth 10 miler. I can’t wait to be back […]

Why do you run?

Why do you run?

This was a question I asked myself (many times) during my interval session this morning. And the truth is, my answer will vary. After a long, stressful day at work, I run to unwind. To forget the day, or at least to make amends with […]

Training weekly: London week 6/16

Training weekly: London week 6/16

Uncharacteristically, I don’t have a lot to say about this week. My plan is to continue quietly adding miles and speed work to build on last weeks success. I’m aiming to finish with a 13 miler at marathon pace, although right now I get butterflies […]

Training Weekly: London week 5/16

Training Weekly: London week 5/16

With both the snow and week 4 behind us, my plan this week is to try and start adding some pace back into my training. I’m planning two key sessions. 800m repeats on Tuesday and a long run of 12 miles with 6 miles as […]