Getting on with it

As some of you know, I’m a member of the McMillan Run Team, which means I get my training plans from them and have access to coach Greg McMillan. Greg’s one of the best know running coaches in the world, and I’ve learned a huge amount from him in the past few months. It’s now […]

Getting back into the rhythm…

It’s now 3 weeks since the marathon. Where did the time go?!? Running this week has felt more normal, indeed my last couple of runs have been at a decent pace with no after effects. I guess my body is pretty much recovered now. Tuesday was my first head-torch run in a couple of years. […]

Recovery & reflection

It’s been a week now since the marathon last Sunday. A time for rest and reflection. I knew that my body would be sore on Monday, the day after the race, but I hadn’t been prepared for quite how sore I would be! I had set the alarm for 6am as I was due to […]

2 weeks to go

This has been a good training week. Not spectacular, just solid, grinding out the workouts. Hard to believe this is the end of week 14 of my marathon training. It struck me yesterday that today’s long run would be the last time I’d do this kind of volume for a while – I’m going to […]

Believe

When I decided to enter the Loch Ness Marathon back in May, it seemed such a long way away. I had almost 20 weeks, so much time. Then it was 16 weeks and I was starting the training plan. Now the race is just 3 weeks away. Back in June when I started the plan, […]

The perils of pacing….

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 […]

Learning to embrace the suck

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 […]