Trail running 

FACT running off road is far more fun than road running. Though saying that 95% of my runs are road based. I had my first taster of off road running with friends Charles and Angela Colby. They are amazing runners, when I was in a flux over misplacing my running mojo last year, they said … More Trail running 

London baby

London Marathon weekend was here *gasps. Maranoia takes over…. I was a mix of complete nerves and excitement. Those who read my blog will have read my journey. Self doubt along the way, my body showing me we are strong. I was just so happy to have the miles in my legs to fulfil my … More London baby

Week 16 

Taper week here, I needed it I’m tired. The maranoia setting in, am I going to be ok? Have I enough in my legs for the task ahead? It’s been a tough journey. When you have been training 5 times a week, not training feels like all fitness is fading away.  I didn’t go to … More Week 16 

#reasontorun

On Sunday 23rd April 2017, I’m going to be running my 4th London marathon and fifth marathon in total.  Seeing this hashtag on the London marathon page, got me thinking about my #reasontorun. Firstly my reason for running on Sunday will be to fulfill my commitment to my gold bond marathon place which Brathay have … More #reasontorun

Dear Body

You have shown me how strong you are.  At the beginning of 2017 you were coughing and spluttering and you were not in a good way.  I was frustrated with you for not being able to do much exercise.  I am sorry about that. Slowly you rebuilt yourself getting stronger each week, as I pushed … More Dear Body

Week 15

After my last long run, I was feeling pleased that I was heading for the taper. Taking it a bit easier to prep my body for the big day. Maybe because I’m older than when I did my first marathon, I’m feeling tired. Not sleeping great and my body is still thinking it’s on winter … More Week 15

HIIT

When I post about HIIT on my social media feed, people often ask what is this?  HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your … More HIIT

Progress

Life is hard at times, I find myself thinking have I made any progress. I’ve enjoyed writing my weekly updates on my training journey for the London marathon. Reading back at week 1 when I was struggling to run 3 miles to now having miles banked in my legs for actually running the marathon. I … More Progress

Week 14 

After my longest run of 20.2 miles, I was worried my legs would not be my friend. But they felt surprisingly ok. I had Monday as my rest day though still got my 10k steps in. I managed my HIIT class reasonably well. It doesn’t get easier you just get more reps in. As they … More Week 14