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
I decided in the summer to look at an autumn marathon. Last one I ran was Liverpool in May 2017 and an injury later in the summer put a stop to distance running. Early in 2018 I started running again after a few months lay off, but it took a while to get back and … Continue reading Thames Meander Marathon
Hot running can mean a lot of things depending on context. As in “wow you are running really hot at the moment” which you might say to a club mate reeling off PB’s. You might hear someone say about a runner “I think He/She is really hot!”, which is probably a reflection on their physical … Continue reading Hot Running
Is it just me or is the rise of the virtual race medal completely bonkers? In case you are not aware of it a number of operators (including running magazines and event organisers) have started offering medals for virtual races. The concept is that Jo runner goes out for a run on their own, usually … Continue reading Virtual Races?
Checking in today I see a month has sped by since I last wrote. How did that happen. What have I been doing? Well its all been busy thats for sure. Since getting back from a short holiday in Greece in June we have organised the Harry Hawkes 10 mile and Ditton Dash 10k, both … Continue reading Time flies
The cross shore came in so as it was my last sailing opportunity just had to get out and windsurf. Put on a bigger sail at 5.8 metre, which was actually not quite enough as the wind never came in that strong. Enough to get planing a few times but mostly just on the edge. … Continue reading End of Holiday