Category: Training

Running to the Dark Side

As the hype of the London Marathon dominated my social media feeds I could not help but contemplate on the decision I made to defer my place to 2020. Watching the stories of runners working their way around the course led me to reminiscing… Continue Reading “Running to the Dark Side”

The London Marathon: Decision to Defer

When you enter into a challenge, no matter how big or small, the last thing you think about is the possibility that you will have to admit defeat and defer. During the training for the London Marathon back in 2017 I found myself with… Continue Reading “The London Marathon: Decision to Defer”

Climbing Pen Y Fan

Nestled in the Brecon Beacons National Park lies Pen Y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales.┬áThe gruelling mountain walk to the summit was the location for training at the break of dawn this Saturday morning, in preparation for another adventure to take place… Continue Reading “Climbing Pen Y Fan”

London Marathon Training: Week Three

It has taken me some time to put words together that can summarise the third week in my London Marathon training – mainly because I have been a week long strop. I began the week with the ultimate rest day, waking up at the… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week Three”

London Marathon Training: Week Two

As with most things in life, plans just turn out how you hoped. Week two of my London Marathon training was case and point. I had goals in mind, I had targets to reach and training all mapped out. However life inevitably got in… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week Two”

London Marathon Training: Week One

Yesterday saw the end of week one in the London Marathon training schedule. After a shaky start to the year, with what appeared to be shin splints threatening my plan, I finally found myself back into a rhythm. I found myself finally coming to… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week One”

London Marathon Training: The Treadmill

With Christmas and New Year now a distant memory it is time to prepare for the most important time in the running calendar….Marathon Season. I’m not going to lie, getting myself motivated to train for the London Marathon the second time round has been… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: The Treadmill”

London Marathon Training: Fearing the known

When I discovered I had secured a space in the London Marathon 2017 I had a number of fears, with a little excitement. Despite any fears I had I threw myself into training, embracing all the highs and lows as and when they arose.… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Fearing the known”

Time for new running shoes?

As I set off on a bright Saturday morning for an easy four mile run, a route I have completed with ease on numerous occasions over the years, I quickly found myself struggling somewhat. The dull ache I had felt in my knee in… Continue Reading “Time for new running shoes?”

Wonderful Walks: Epping & Hatfield Forest.

Taking a walk in the forest is a fantastic way to get outdoors and away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. According to studies, spending time in a forest can reduce psychological, depression and hostility. At the same time it is also… Continue Reading “Wonderful Walks: Epping & Hatfield Forest.”

Post Race Recovery

As I dragged myself out of bed this morning I felt the tell tale signs that I had pushed my body to the limit the day before, running the Royal Parks Half Marathon (write up to follow soon). The delayed onset muscle soreness had… Continue Reading “Post Race Recovery”

Running the London Marathon…..again!

As I crossed the iconic finish line at the London Marathon in 2017 I believe the first words that came out my mouth were “Never Again!” Despite saying this then (and every moment since), I, along with thousands of runners, still decide to chance… Continue Reading “Running the London Marathon…..again!”