Category: Training Weekly

Training Weekly: Chicago week 4/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 4/16

After spending most of last week feeling pretty ropey and aborting my long run, I’m really hoping that this week will go a little more to plan. I desperately need to get back in the gym to get some strength training done, and I really […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 3/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 3/16

Am I the only one whose weeks are flying by at a frightening rate? This week is another busy one, but I’ve got two main goals. Firstly, I’m hoping that by the weekend, I’ll be back up to half marathon distance for the first time […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 2/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 2/16

After a much better first week of marathon training than I was expecting, I’m actually quite excited to build on it this week. It’s going to be a busy one. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like the summer is more social. We […]

Training Weekly: Chicago week 1/16

Training Weekly: Chicago week 1/16

Time is a fickle beast, isn’t it? When you want it to go fast, it slows down, and when you want it to slow down, it speeds up. In the blink of an eye, 9 weeks have passed since the London marathon at the end […]

Training Weekly: London week 16/16

Training Weekly: London week 16/16

Oh lord…. how are we here! It’s London marathon week. I keep getting waves of excitement in amongst the prevailing nerves. My plan for this week is fairly low key. I’m going to aim for some short, sharp 200’s on Tuesday, but otherwise just a […]

Training Weekly: London week 15/16

Training Weekly: London week 15/16

14 weeks of seriously hard work, and now we’re here…. tapering! In some ways, even though I’m relieved to have got to this point, it’s my least favourite part of marathon training. I hate the feeling of being in limbo, falling towards an end point […]

Training Weekly: London week 14/16

Training Weekly: London week 14/16

And just like that, we’ve hit the final week before taper. I’m not sure if I’m relieved or petrified, but there’s not a lot I can do about either! Although this is another 50 mile week, the intensity will probably be less than the previous […]

Training Weekly: London week 13/16

Training Weekly: London week 13/16

One 50 mile week down, two more to go! Welcome to peak week. And typically, it couldn’t have fallen at a busier time. Work is full on at the minute so I’m doing a ton of overtime, and with a flying visit to Devon planned […]

Training Weekly: London week 12/16

Training Weekly: London week 12/16

I’m sooooo ready for this week to be better than the last. I’ve been having a HUGE wobble about my goal/dream of a sub 3.30 in London, and I really need to start convincing myself that it’s possible. The next three weeks are going to be […]

Training Weekly: London week 11/16

Training Weekly: London week 11/16

If you read my review of last week, then you’ll know that I’m starting this one on a huge high, thanks to my new half marathon PB at the Bath half. I need to get back down to earth pronto though, because with the London […]