So I have put it out there. For all to see. My scary goal for 2021. I have other little adventures and mini goals to go along the way, but ultimately... a BQ is THE goal. It's all geared for achieving a Boston qualifying time in around 10 months time, depending on which marathon I… Continue reading The Boston Project. It’s on.
What do you do when you reach a goal? Or when something you have been working towards has been accomplished, or in the current climate, cancelled? At the beginning of the year, I, like many of you, thought I had my goals for this year mapped out. This goal, that race, these PBs. Bish bash… Continue reading What next?
Weeks 12 - 15. Hello Baby Pear. The last few weeks have flown by. I guess there is one thing that helps time pass quickly, and that's being busy. It's been pretty full on, with two 10k races at Porthcawl and London 10k, more days in the classroom for the sports massage course, a full… Continue reading Hello Baby Pear
I know, I know. It's been a while since I last blogged. And many a thing has changed. Following another lay off due to injury in April and May, I had decided to not go ahead with my planned Ultramarathons this year. After much discussion with friends, people who I trust, I decided to focus… Continue reading It’s Crazy, Baby
If you are questioning whether or not you should be starting a race, then the you most likely shouldn't be doing it. We've all done it. We've all done that race carrying an injury, when we haven't felt well, or done that spur of the moment one with lack of training, which will inevitably hurt.… Continue reading Seeing Sense
Manchester marathon was memorable for so many reasons. I headed into marathon weekend full of doubts and questions following a less than perfect taper, of little running due to a niggle I have been babying for a few weeks. The weekend started on Friday with the ASICS UK Frontrunner meeting which was coinciding with the… Continue reading Manchester Marathon
Week 12 and the penultimate 'hard week' before taper, and didn't it kick my ass. I had put a lot of pressure on this week. The big 20 mile race was looming, and I was going to smash it. I was going to pace it wonderfully and would be filled with all the confidence heading… Continue reading Invisible Weight
The weeks seem to be flying right now, and it's another double catch up! Weeks 10 and 11 of Marathon training. Week 10 saw yet another attempt of a 20 miler, beautiful weather and the feeling of starting to fall apart in a bigger way. Queue a week of backing off any intensity, and banking… Continue reading Getting Over The Hump
Another week in the bank, one littered with errors. I'm hoping the bad dress rehearsal superstition also applies to marathon training. It does feel a little theatrical at times. However the beautiful, and unseasonal weather we are having right now has certainly helped take the edge of it. Week 9 Monday - 3.6 recovery miles… Continue reading All The Ps
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