Its been a good week. Only the second week in to marathon training proper, but I completed 25 miles over 5 efforts and had some good efforts in there. 4 miles on Monday, 5 miles Wednesday, the Wedding Day 7 k race on Friday, Kingston Parkrun on Saturday and an 8 mile long run around … Continue reading Getting into marathon plan
The training programme I use is something adapted from a runners world 4 hour marathon plan which I downloaded ages ago and have tweaked a bit over the years. I tend to view training plans as a guide rather than a straight jacket. If you have any sort of life outside of running you need … Continue reading New York minus 14 weeks
After the 5 miles on Friday morning in Berlin and the annoyingly delayed flight back to the UK, I headed off to my local parkrun in Kingston on Saturday morning with medium expectations. My current Garmin had inexplicably failed so i used the back up which I had set up differently so I struggled with … Continue reading A busy weekend.
Writing today Sunday 21st July. The trip to Berlin last week was great, but it did mess with my schedule. However a very good weekend has put me in a good place mentally and ready to take on the challenge of marathon training. The previous week saw a good number of runs and reasonable performances … Continue reading A fun week in Berlin but not many running miles
Monday 8th July 2019 :Club run with the Stragglers Monday night “Little Feet” run at The Swan in Hampton Wick. 5 miles Didn’t run on Sunday. Knackered after long drive on Saturday plus loads to catch up on back home. You can’t beat yourself up. Important to get a good life to running balance. So … Continue reading Week beginning 8.7.19. Running diary
I decided that I still have some marathon running left in me although the times have got slower over the last few years. My son Alex is currently living and working in New York, so it seemed that 2019 was a good year to fulfill a long ambition to run in the New York Marathon. … Continue reading Marathon training