This weekend I participated in what I'm ashamed to say was probably my sixth or seventh Parkrun. It was my first time at Parkrun Wimbledon, held on the common. For those of you who don't know what Parkrun is, listen closely! Parkrun is a weekly (Saturday 09:00), measured and timed 5k run. It is marshalled... Continue Reading →
Week 18-24th Feb 2019 Mon: am 7m EZ - pm 6m EZ Tue: 10m @ 7:30 pace + Core Wed: 10m (7m Cutdown 8:30-6:30 pace) 3m EZ Thu: am strength & conditioning - pm 4.2m EZ Fri: 16m @ 7:40 pace (3m @ 7:00 pace) Sat: Wimbledon Common Parkrun + WU/CD 4.8m total Sun: am... Continue Reading →
Today's run was 16 miles @ 7:45/mile, with 3 miles @ 7:00/mile on the way home. Follow along on Strava if you're interested. http://www.strava.com/athletes/26861863
As I have slowly worked my way through the six races Abbott deem to be the marathon majors, I am aware that I have left the most difficult until last. It's the marathon equivalent of pushing your vegetables to the side of the plate until you really have to eat them. Although, the actual running... Continue Reading →
I had to pull the plug on a planned 10 mile cutdown yesterday. The Tonbridge Wells half is still in my legs from Sunday. I don't actually race all-out very often, particularly at the half marathon distance, but I have come to learn the signs of fatigue, sometimes the hard way. When your body talks,... Continue Reading →
As I mentioned before, times and pbs hold as much significance as you choose to give them. As I also said, I personally like knowing what people have run when I read their blogs. With that in mind, my current personal bests. 5k: 17:55 10k: 37:55 Half Marathon: 1:25:18 Marathon: 2:57:32 53 Miles: 10:49 100km:... Continue Reading →
If you debuted at a spring marathon, consider trying an autumn race for number two. Training from June to September is far more enjoyable than January to April, surprisingly.
This was going to be a concise race review but, alas, I turned on the waffle iron again. I'm new to this so please bare with. On the other hand, what follows may prove to be more interesting. I will never forget this experience, April 24th 2016. Standing in Greenwich park, a mix of butterflies... Continue Reading →