My running week – 25th June to 1st July

Blimey I find it hard to motivate myself to run when it is so hot outside, but I find that having a training programme that I need to follow does help me to get the runs done. Last week we needed to do 2 miles, 2 miles and 4 miles and it all started well…

My running week – 18th to 24th June

Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a full week’s running to report on, but last week I achieved it … yippee. It is 11 weeks until my first half marathon and so last week I needed to start following my 12 week training plan.  The plan required me to run 3 times (2…

My running – May & June 2018

My running blogs have dwindled over the past few weeks because my running has also dwindled somewhat.  In fact, in May I only ran 3 times and in June (so far) I’ve only run twice (although both times were this week so I’m on a very small ‘roll’ at the moment!). However ….. it is…

My running week – 23rd April to 29th April

This week I achieved that rarest of things for me – three runs in one week! Now that I have reduced my mileage to just three miles I am finding things much more manageable, my legs don’t ache after the runs and I don’t have the running munchies afterwards.  I have also started running with…

My running week – 26th March to 1st April

The best laid schemes of mice and men ….. I signed off my last running blog with hopes of running 3 times last week, needless to say this didn’t happen.  The weather, the Easter Bank Holiday and my own laziness conspired against me and I only actually managed 1 of my planned runs.  Oops.  However,…

My running week – 19th to 25th March

After my decision to withdraw from Brighton Marathon I’ve had a really nice, pressure free, running week. I’ve concentrated on shorter distances and after one run of just 2.65 miles my legs wanted more when I got home, I guess as a result of the long runs I have been doing, this is definitely a…

There is no such thing as failure – only feedback ….

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that I have decided to defer my Brighton Marathon entry.  The reason behind this decision is simple enough – I’m just not physically ready for such a ‘marathon’ challenge at the moment. I was going great guns (well as great as these guns of…

“It’s all about the medal, medal, medal”

A nice little ‘present’ landed on my doorstep today, a chunky, funky, glittery medal for the virtual half marathon I completed on the treadmill last week (because Bath Half Marathon was cancelled due to the snow).  It was a very painful run but what kept me going was the thought of this lovely medal! My…

My running week – 26th February to 5th March

The story of last week for many parts of the UK was the snow and the so called ‘beast from the east’.  We escaped the bad weather until Thursday when the snow came down pretty hard and the wind was particularly biting.  All had cleared by Sunday night but alas this wasn’t early enough to…

All the gear – no idea?

Maybe it’s the Accountant in me, but I love measuring and recording things and always have a gadget to help me do this, whether it’s ‘fancy pants’ weighing scales or a Garmin GPS watch which is vastly overspec’d for my needs.  I have spreadsheets going back years which log my weight, my measurements and copious…