It's been another solid training week. We decided to go to Edinburgh today to take in the Festival, so I switched my weekend sessions and did my long run yesterday, and the easy run today.The plan for my long run was 18-22 miles, and with the marathon only five weeks away now I decided to … Continue reading The perils of pacing….
The alarm violently wakes me from my slumber. It's 4.51am on a damp August morning.Groggily, I reach over and switch the damn thing off - I don't want to wake Joanna. It's still dark outside as I clamber out of bed and make my way through to the spare room, where I've laid out my … Continue reading Learning to embrace the suck
I can't believe how quickly the weeks are passing. As I write this, it's only six weeks until my marathon debut. How did that happen? Training this week has been good, on the whole. Around about now, my plan transitions from the speed work we've done the past 4 weeks or so, to more stamina … Continue reading Respecting the Plan
Another week ticked off. This plan is moving forward at a fair pace, before you know it I'll have done the damn marathon! After an easier week last week the volume has picked up, with the main session this week being the Yasso 800s, which I did in a monsoon!We've been having crazy weather the … Continue reading The simplicity of running
Today marks the end of week 8 of my 16 week marathon plan. How did that happen?!? For a recovery week, it's been surprisingly busy. But before we get to the lowdown on this week's training, I wanted to talk about athletics facilities in my City, or rather the lack of them.I live just outside … Continue reading Half way there
Today marks the end of week 6 of my training plan. It seems like just the other day that the plan started - crazy! Ten weeks today I'll be toeing the line on my first marathon - a big step into the unknown. Every week brings new experiences, running further and for longer than I've … Continue reading On Track
Holy moly, this is the end of week 5 of my training plan, which means that the Loch Ness Marathon is only 11 weeks away! That means I'm almost a third of the way through the plan 😳 The training has stepped up this week. Not massively, but up until now it's been lots of … Continue reading Week 5 – Almost a third of the way there!
Well, that's week 3 in the bag. Fairly uneventful to be honest. An easy run on Tuesday, Progression run on Thursday, easy run and drills on Saturday, long run today. Bing, bang, bosh! The big thing I've done this week, is listen to my body. Wednesday & Friday are optional days in my training plan. … Continue reading Listening to my body
Living in Scotland, the one thing we rarely have to worry about when it comes to training is heat and sunshine. However, this week we've been basking in the stuff, with temperatures well into the 20s. What's a pasty Scot to do? I sold an old bike a couple of weeks ago, and decided to … Continue reading It’s a heatwave!