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
The last week has been amazing in so many ways. I have been more than quiet on the blog front, and I’ll be honest, continuous injury lead me to a horrible place. One where I was fighting daily to make something work, that wasn’t going to work. I was so desperate to make the marathon… Continue reading All That Is Good
The last week has been an unbelievable whirlwind. The kind of week where when I think about it, I do a little head shake in disbelief. Take it back to January. ASICS opened their 2018 frontrunner applications to find new members to join their existing inspirational frontrunners. Of course, I applied. How could I not.… Continue reading There’s Always Room To Dream
Well, the last three weeks (pretty much the whole of February) hasn’t gone to plan. Very much off plan. Plan, has not been life. The wheels first came off with a hip niggle that was fine to run with, until I took part in another trail night race. Although a fantastic race, the uneven ground,… Continue reading A Positive February Flop
Marathon plans. You write them, colour code them, print them. Dutifully tick off training sessions, swap them around, do everything in your power to not miss a session.... because we all know when you do, the feelings of guilt and failure come in. Which in itself is ridiculous, missing a few sessions will not ruin… Continue reading Don’t expect it to be perfect. It won’t be.
Week Three of Paris Marathon training has been such a fantastic one, following on from a great week 2, I’m almost too scared to start week 4. It’s been a week of fun, with two very different races completed, and still running every day for the Run Every Day Challenge for the charity Mind. It’s… Continue reading Week Three. Who dares, wins.
So last week two huge nuggets of wonderful news happened. Firstly, my awful history of zero ballot luck changed and it was a yes for Chicago Marathon 2018. It’s booked. It’s on. You see, my whole ‘good for age within a year’ kind of hinged on finally getting some ballot luck (there’s some irony there… Continue reading A good week for the dreams
So what's a girl to do when you're at a bit of a loose end prior to marathon training schedule starting? I decided run streak! That is running a number of days in a row. Everyday. Minimum 1 Mile. Not naked running. Although this may have been an option to get some speed in the… Continue reading The November run streak. Two thirds done.