**WARNING** 1.This post is LONG and boring if you are not interested much in running. 2.This post is probably also going to be a bit..all over the place... as 5 days on my memories are fading rapidly. 3. You might want to grab yourself a cuppa. SATURDAY I woke up extremely nervous, I had been… Continue reading Stirling Scottish Marathon
The marathon is... 300+ miles over 5 months of training runs, dedicating time 4-5 days a week to running, long runs that get longer every week, adjusting your diet, testing race nutrition, testing kit, hydrating, running hills, speed training, adjusting your pace, driving routes to make water drops the night before a long run, muscle cramps,… Continue reading The Marathon is not on Race Day
I combined these posts for two reasons, 1) I am officially tapering so less running to discuss and 2) I'm really bored of these posts so I guess you will be too.... Monday REST. Tuesday Hot Yoga. I haven't managed to get to Yoga for a while and the last few weeks have been suffering with… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #15 and #16 -Taper Time
Last week, Mandy, our group run leader, sent us out a message that she wanted us to run this weeks long run (16-20 miles) SOLO and with no music!!! The team all laughed when I replied that I run SOLO every damn week, about half a mile behind the group. I was being funny but… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #14 Solo or Disco?
As I start writing this, Mary Keitany has just crossed the finish line in London in 2 hours 17 minutes (her chip time hasn't been announced yet). INCREDIBLE!! That's a minute or so off my first HALF marathon time, haha! I'll be doing well if I manage the marathon in DOUBLE that time! So inspiring!… Continue reading Sunday Run Down… Unlucky #13
I'm getting so bad at posting these on a Sunday. Oooops! My race number arrived in the post on Saturday this is becoming very real! MONDAY I had my second sports massage at 5.30pm, Mondays are cross training days but Caroline advised not to exercise for at least 24 hours prior to the treatment so… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #12 Bruises, Bruno and a Breakthrough
After week 9 of training and the 17 miles of hills that almost killed me left me with IT band pain at my knee, I decided NO running was the best option, so I rested ALL WEEK with the exception of 45 minutes boxing on Tuesday, then decided I'd go for the 18 miles long… Continue reading RUNNING out of time! Sunday Run Down #10 & #11