Its been a busy autumn so far, with a lot of rearranged races ending up scheduled closely together over the past few weeks. I haven't been marathon training this season, the international travel restrictions meaning I needed to roll over the Chicago and New York Marathons once again to October 2022. Instead, I've been busying... Continue Reading →
Three Years – and a few learnings along the way
It’s been three years since the header photo on the left was taken. This was my first ever race, a challenge I had set myself to run 10km, with all intentions of stopping afterwards and returning to my rather sedentary life. But instead, while training for that race, something clicked into place, sending me on... Continue Reading →
The Big Half! And a big step forward, taking 17 minutes off my PB.
At the start of the year I set myself three quite challenging running goals to really stretch myself throughout 2020: 1) run a sub-50 minute 10 km2) run a sub-2 hr half marathonAnd 3) to complete the Chicago and New York marathons! The Vitality Big Half, with its flat course, and exciting event atmosphere, seemed... Continue Reading →
Berlin Marathon Training – Halfway There!
It's now just eight weeks until I run my second marathon in Berlin on Sunday 29th September, which means I have reached the halfway point of my sixteen-week training plan! As I cross off another session on the planner stuck in pride of place on my fridge, it seems like a good moment to reflect... Continue Reading →
The Vitality Big Half 2019
With 7 weeks remaining before the London Marathon, I took part in the final race in my training plan, the Vitality Big Half. I was really looking forward to this one: a huge event with 13,000 runners, taking place over half of the London Marathon route meant an ideal sneak preview of some of the... Continue Reading →
First Half Marathon! – Hertfordshire Half November 2018
I was already signed up for the Big Half marathon, due to be held in March 2019, when my London Marathon place was confirmed, but I thought it would be a great idea to try and work up to half-marathon distance before the New Year, so that I can go into my spring training plan... Continue Reading →