Could You Run a Marathon and Not Tell Anyone?

Could You Run a Marathon and Not Tell Anyone?

Somebody once said that climbing Everest is a challenge, but the bigger challenge would be to climb it and not tell anybody. The same is probably true for running a marathon. Would you admit that you’re only running a marathon…

This Is Not What I Planned

This Is Not What I Planned

It’s been an age since I last blogged, life gets in the way and with a new full-time job (that was a shock to the system after working part-time for nearly 10 years) blogging wasn’t really a priority. Since my…

marathon training plan

Marathon Training Plan 2017

OK, here we go. Again! Christmas and New Year is over and my marathon training plan is go! I’ve got 12 and a half weeks to get marathon fit since my goal race is the Greater Manchester Marathon on the…

Focus on the journey marathon training

Focus On The Journey, Not The Destination

That’s it, I’ve completed five weeks of consistent running without the calf injury re-occuring. To say I’m happy is an understatement. During this time I’ve also managed to increase my long runs up to 15 miles, so I’m well on the…

RICE and a mug of tea

It’s All About Getting to the Start Line

It was going so well, in fact I was saying so just yesterday to Tim and Gillian. Yesterday I was also having a conversation with a running friend and it was about making sure you get to the start line…

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Not The Running I Had Planned

This week was meant to be a ‘down’ week, which generally means less mileage and perhaps an extra day off. I do one of these weeks every fourth week, so in this case my mileage over the four-week cycle had…