Category: Running chat

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Looking Backwards to move Forwards

Sometimes, the key to moving forwards, is to look back. Let me explain…. Despite running a PB at the Bath Half last Sunday, I’m having a wobble. Possibly more of an earthquake. 5 weeks today, London will be done. And I’m beginning to doubt my […]

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 […]

Which comes first, the training or the goal?

Which comes first, the training or the goal?

This question stems from a conversation I had with a friend last weekend over coffee. At the beginning of December I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in my foot and had to take 6 weeks away from running. Not ideal. Even less ideal when […]

Gait Analysis for Runners: simplifying the jargon

Gait Analysis for Runners: simplifying the jargon

Walking into a running shop to be greeted by a wall of trainers can be intimidating to say the least. Well, that was my experience last week when I finally decided it was time to replace my Asics GT2000’s. I mean, where do you even […]

2018 Running Review: My Top 6

2018 Running Review: My Top 6

Suspended in limbo with no idea what day it is, or what you’re supposed to be doing. Almost as if you’re having a giant lie in from life! I am, of course, talking about that awkward week in between Christmas and New Year.  It’s a […]

My Ten 2019 Running Goals

My Ten 2019 Running Goals

With the new year just around the corner, I’ve been reading a lot of posts about New Year’s resolutions. ‘New year, new me!’ How many times have you heard that one? Perhaps the more important question though, is have you ever succeeded? If so, you’re […]

Run Up To Christmas: Making tough decisions

Run Up To Christmas: Making tough decisions

Run up to Christmas is a fantastically festive, virtual running event. The aim is to clock as many miles as you can between December 1st and Christmas day, and if you hit one of the five milestones, then you get a sparkly Christmas medal. And […]

My top 10 tips for winter training

My top 10 tips for winter training

With less than 10 hours of daylight, and 10 hours spent at work, the maths of winter training doesn’t look good! I thought I’d write a quick post about some of the things I’m doing to try and beat the blues and keep my winter […]

Strength Training: 7 Single Leg Exercises I’m Loving

Strength Training: 7 Single Leg Exercises I’m Loving

I’ve started this winter training block with a serious dose of strength training. I use the word dose, because it almost makes it sound medicinal. Which of course, in a way, it is. It’s making me better. I’m not specifically talking about injury, although there’s […]

6 things I’m doing to crack the Boston qualifying time

6 things I’m doing to crack the Boston qualifying time

For those of you who haven’t been fantasising about running Boston like I have, the qualifying time for my age group (30-35) is 3.30. My current PB is 3.38.58 That’s at least 9 minutes that I need to find. Luckily, spread over 26.2 miles, it […]