Is it even called marathon training if you don't start to fall apart at the seams a little? No, I didn't think so. The last week of training has involved the spotty chicken pox toddler needing a week in confinement, unable to go to pre school (A whole week off before half term even starts)… Continue reading Toddlers, Tantrums and Treadmills
I know, I know.... I'm cheating. Catching up with two weeks marathon training in one post. It's been hectic. I'm tired just thinking about the last two weeks. Or maybe I'm just tired. We are at that point. Week 6 The one that brought all the artic weather, and a nice humdinger of a cold… Continue reading A Testing Fortnight
Another week has passed, without any dramas or significant news. That's a good thing. Time to recap last weeks training, week number (I don't actually know) of Manchester Marathon training. I say I don't know, because I'm not sure when I consciously started training towards this marathon. It was all about building back up from… Continue reading Some Week Into Marathon Training
Happy New Year! Yes, I’ m a little late to the party. But we are still in January, so it all counts. Right? So it’s a New Year, which of course comes with new goals. I’ve broken it down a little year. Little segments. Seems much more manageable that way. The priority has been to… Continue reading Hello 2019
I often get asked how I deal with running and Type 1 Diabetes. Particularly long runs. When training for marathons and ultras and the mileage starts creeping up, it becomes a split of concentrating on getting those miles in, whilst planning and executing perfect fuelling to ensure stable blood sugars and no crashes or harmful… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes. I’m In For The Long Run.
Chicago Marathon is coming up fast. Two weeks to go. I've found myself in the horrible situation of picking up a niggle, not listening soon enough, and said niggle now meaning that I am cross training my way to the start line. But it's all good. Because actually I'd rather get to the start line… Continue reading There’s Goals. Then there are Goals.
So, I have been missing in action. Again. The summer has been full of fun, the kind that leaves your heart full, but your blog writing capabilities on the back burner. Hidden somewhere between the need for a granny nap, and standing looking aimlessly at an open fridge wondering whats going to be devoured next.… Continue reading Summertime Funtime
So it’s happened. I am an ultramarathoner! I completed Race To The Tower. And what an epic, life affirming journey it was. So epic, I needed to calm myself down a little writing this piece for fear of turning into George R R Martin and creating a biblical sized novel. I am still incredibly sore,… Continue reading Popping My Ultra Cherry
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” Bob Marley. Music often takes us away, distracts us, ignites passion and evoke memories. Sometimes even a pain in the backside, when you get an “ear worm” that gets stuck in your head all day. With the ultra coming up this week,… Continue reading Ultramarathon Playlist
The last few weeks have been a flurry of all the sunshine, easy runs, cranking out a marathon as part of standard training (who even knew) and embracing hills as much as I embrace my coffee. April saw the return from injury. Finally. Which meant keeping pretty much every run to an easy pace. One… Continue reading Crash Course Ultra Training