Big changes on the running front this week - I have a new coach! Say hi to Steve Bonthrone. Throughout my sporting life, I've always had a coach. Someone to guide me through the sport. To help me get better. To teach me. I've been running for 4 years now (although I skipped 2016 for … Continue reading Hey Coach!
I've not written much about my running since completing the Loch Ness marathon back in September 2017. However, I've trained consistently since then and have a big year ahead in 2019. I plan to share the journey to my second marathon, which I'll run in Frankfurt at the end of October. I had a bit … Continue reading A (belated) running update
A year earlier than I’d originally planned, yesterday I toe’d the line in my first marathon. I’d heard great things about the Loch Ness Marathon, and Inverness is a lovely town, so where better to start my marathon journey? My training had been consistent - I’d done every workout on the plan, every gym session, … Continue reading Loch Ness Marathon – Race Report
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….
It's almost a week since I ran the Aviemore half marathon. Since then I've been resting, recovering & reflecting. It's time to write this post to wrap things up. A year ago I had never done a running race, unless you count primary school. Now I can boast a handful of 5ks, a couple of … Continue reading Aviemore no more!
It's been great to get the season started - my first 'proper' race season since 2010.After a solid winter of racing 'cross and then slowly building up, the training camp in Lanzarote was a welcome break from the cold. After we got back, I continued to train well and before I knew it it was … Continue reading So the season has started….
As winters go, it's been a mild one. Nothing more than a light dusting of snow a couple of times. It's been cold, but nothing like last year's -20c. For the last five months we've ridden on winter bikes, designed to cope with the harsh road conditions of a Scottish winter. Typically these bikes are … Continue reading Changing Seasons
The last weekend in February is traditionally when the cycling season really starts in earnest. Sure, the Pro's have been racing since the middle of January, first in Australia and then the Middle East, but for most that's just been the prelude to the main event. The Classics. This weekend sees the first of the … Continue reading Spring’s coming