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?
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
Remember I said I need to be strict with my marathon training, well this week wasn't that week.... MONDAY - should have done cross training Rest. After running Alloa Half Marathon on Sunday, although my legs felt great I decided to have a rest day. I had to work late as I had a cheeky… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #9 Running, Sunshine, Drake..a week that came up Trump
My training programme was supposed to be... Cross train Monday, 5 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, rest Friday, Saturday and RACE Sunday. My week went like this.... Sports massage on Monday, thought my legs were broken on Tuesday, ran 5 miles in agony on Wednesday, Rest day, rest day, meet run group....for brunch and RACE… Continue reading Run Down #8 Alloa Half Marathon
If you read my training updates you'll know the last few weeks have seen my legs tire and stiffen... a lot.. ..I've been running for bloody weeks now, I mean I kinda feel like Forrest Gump..except I go home and go to work...so nothing like Forrest really, haha. A combination of increasing the long run… Continue reading SPORTS MASSAGE
This week was off, my diet was a shambles, I'm pretty sure I actually ate more chocolate than actual food. I really need to sort that out this week because although I probably weigh the same, I'm definitely bulging over my jeans more than usual. My training was, well..... MONDAY I did Yoga with Adrienne… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #7 Why am I doing this????
I know, its Monday not Sunday. I had no internet access yesterday, turns out I'd taken the plug for the Wi-Fi router out to plug in the vacuum. Oopsie. MONDAY Nada. Zero.Zilch. I'm getting so bad at missing Monday workouts but I ended up in the office until 7pm. AGAIN. TUESDAY My gym buddy (who is… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #6 My Longest Run EVER!
I've not abandoned my training, I just didn't have much to post about last week. Week 4 of marathon training involved 60 minutes hot yoga on Tuesday and 7.5miles on Wednesday an that was all! I even missed my long run which should have been 12 miles. I was so annoyed at myself because I… Continue reading Sunday Run Down #4 and #5