The Virgin London Marathon, a crazy British institution more bonkers than any other Abbott major marathon. Can it be a year since I ran it? I had my spot booked on the sofa from 8.30am, coffee and chocolate twists served… Read More ›
Review the old, set goals for the new. Happy 2016 all.
So sitting on the sofa feeling dull, ( OK too hungover to run for a bus let alone attempt one of this mornings New Years Day park runs), looking back at the highs and lows of 2015 seems a good… Read More ›
Ok so what else can you do with all the no marathon training time? Well I decided to go all mara-nerd! That meant an extreme amount of faffing about with my Garmin uploads to see just what completing the world’s… Read More ›
The highs, the lows post VLM
So what are the highs and lows of post marathon week? For once I tried hard to actually account for my age and give running a few days rest, let the old girl recover properly. Monday was spent in a… Read More ›
I am a marathon runner and wow what a marathon!
Wow and wow again, the VLM, the greatest road race in the world, the 26.2……I did that ! So I am now a marathon runner, one of just 1% of the population who have run a marathon (funny, it doesn’t… Read More ›
Am I ready? Hell yes…….
VLM #2days, I’ve been so excited today it’s been hard to focus. I actually sat in a quite corner and bretathed deeply just to get some calm and focus. I’m desperate to put the taper behind me, what a weird… Read More ›
Recovery ……Run, it’s like Garlic…….Bread!
If you’re a fan of comedian Peter Kay, you’ll get my blog title. Recovery and run aren’t two words I’d generally put together but I’ve been running long enough to know it must be done. The Ashby 20 behind me,… Read More ›
Bombshell! The marathon journey has got tougher
So week 3, it started so well, but ended on a bombshell that makes me wonder how I’ll ever manage the marathon challenge. The good bits were the short weekday sessions. A Monday night 4.5 mile tempo run with Ellie…. Read More ›
Christmas pounds disappear with miles ! Week 2, love you
So week 2, my false sense of security continues as we crept up to 4 cheeky runs this week, non arduous. If you know me of course you’ll know I can’t stand to not be challenged in any way at… Read More ›
1 down, 15 to go !!
Week 1 all done ….check ! If the next 15 go like that, jobs a good ‘un! Ok so I’m not that fooled, my real though is thank god the first week was spot on as I feel I’m not… Read More ›