Went into week 5 feeling a bit tired from the Sunday run and might have missed Monday. But the weather was good and when Kevin suggested we meet at Hampton hill to discuss the Cabbage patch organisation I couldn't resist the chance for 4 miles with the Star runners beforehand. Being mid August and the … Continue reading NYM training week 5
So after a hard Tuesday last week I thought about giving Wednesday a rest. Not for long! Wanted to get out there and it was a nice summer evening so I set off to run the three miles to Bushy Park for the Arethusa Mile. First mile felt awful and I seriously considered cutting short … Continue reading Tiredness kicks in -attitude kicks ass.
So hummed and hared a bit re running on Monday but it was down as a rest day on the schedule and I was a bit knackered after last week so took the evening off. So probably a good plan as felt reasonably fresh fot the Tuesday evening session at Thames Ditton, As this week … Continue reading Enter week 4
Friday was a rest day and the weather was fine, so I had arranges a boat trip with friends, Dave and Sue Olson and John and Sarah Greaves joined Stella, myself and the dog, Harry Hawkes for a trip up river in Tha Finn. Very enjoyable evening with plenty of wine consumed on the boat … Continue reading Weekend stays on plan (just)
The main meeting night for the Stragglers used to be a major affair and although numbers have fallen in recent years it is still a primary focus for the club. usually we go through a warm up routine followed by various group runs at different distances and pace. But tonight was different with a special … Continue reading Thursday night at The Stragglers
My son Alex is currently living with his wife Lucie in New York, This was the inspiration for entering the New York Marathon. Lucie is coming back to the UK to resume her teaching career from the new term in September, while Alex continues with his job in New York for another six months. So … Continue reading Marathon plan week 3: Flexibility is the key
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