A short observation from my marathon and previous half marathons. One of the highlights of road races, especially the larger races, is the on course support. If you're a supporter please don't underestimate the positive impact you have! However, jelly babies?? Seriously?? WTAF is that all about? I don't mean to sound ungrateful but please,… Continue reading Jelly Babies
Part 3 of my post marathon reflections... training teaches you lots about yourself & your running buddies during training - and even more so during a stupidly hot race in drought conditions! So, how do you know if your running buddies are just that, or if they are proper, hardcore friends? Ticking more than three… Continue reading You know the friendship is real if……
So here's the thing, in training you practice your nutrition.. after all you never want to try something new on race day! I've tried gels in the past. Each to their own but to me they were like oddly flavoured warm snot and they disagreed with my tummy! The thought of using them to get… Continue reading Shot blocks… an accidental English lesson!
I fully intend to revisit the topic of my first marathon, or at least different aspects of it, over a few blog posts. There is just too much to say on too many different issues to cover it all in one post. For now, let’s look at the high level view. It was hot –… Continue reading Brighton Marathon – a review
It's the final countdown to Brighton. Training done, now just to hope it all comes together on the day!
It's fair to say that when I signed up for this year's Brighton Marathon I did off the back of a friend of mine completing it against the odds. I won't share the details of her story but suffice to say, she overcame MASSIVE obstacles during her training, didn't complete it in the way she had… Continue reading What marathon training has taught me
One more long run.... one more.. that's all. Just one more. But it's 20 miles.... and that is a really, really LONG WAY! And more than a little bit scary. If I'm honest, I'm ready to taper. Running on tired legs is no fun. Even the short runs are a drag and my enthusiasm is… Continue reading Almost time to taper
My own, not world ones - obvs! Marathon training (did I mention I'm running a marathon in a few weeks?) is really stepping up now. After a week of missed training due to a cold, I have scrapped the cut back week and instead picked up on the week i missed.... Which ended with 16… Continue reading Breaking records
Whoop! Longest run since October and I'm running with Iron Man... actually, my running buddy for today is WAY bigger a hero than Iron Man. First up, Keith... aka Iron Man. Genuinely one of the most encouraging people I ever have met. Historically Keith has helped me get confident on my road bike, made sure… Continue reading Pushing on
Phew... so, week two of 2017 and week two of Phase Two. Currently I am on day 3 of abstinence from any form of refined sugar. In case you're wondering, yes, I have a headache! I am also in the grip of premature Maranoia. I have heard of this state but never experienced it - clearly 1/2… Continue reading Phase Two – a work in progress