MON: Core Session/Sauna TUE: 13 miles 7:53/mi WED: 15 miles 7:30/mi THU: 5 miles Recovery 9:16/mi FRI: 10 miles w/5mi @6:10-6:20/mi SAT: 18 miles alternate miles MP/1 minute slower SUN: 5 miles EZ recovery TOTAL: 66 miles

In 8 days…we ride.

It's Saturday, August 31st. Next Sunday is the Great North Run. This one has crept up on me a little, but I'm very excited to have a crack at my half marathon PB, which ironically was set in the first half of Liverpool Marathon in May. That in itself is a little embarrassing. Perhaps this... Continue Reading →

Once more…

This coming Monday (August 5th), marks the beginning of my Frankfurt/New York Marathon training cycle. I cannot wait. I have changed a few things, some things have stayed the same. For this cycle, I've decided to use a plan from Advanced Marathoning by Pfitzinger and Douglas. I know that my lifestyle will never allow me... Continue Reading →

It’s been a while.

I haven't written anything since May 9th! Not that anyone would really notice, but I was shocked by the lapse. After a not so successful outing at the Liverpool Marathon last month, far from anything resembling writers block, I've found it hard to condense my thoughts. I've had plenty I wanted to say, and sat... Continue Reading →

Why I don’t mind being a drop out.

This week, I deferred and dropped out of two races. Any time this happens there is the inevitable day or so of my brain tutting and muttering 'quitter' at me. But, truth be told, I've done it so many times now, it doesn't affect me much anymore, here's why. Once you've graduated past the toe... Continue Reading →

Another one bites the dust.

It is Sunday March 31st. Nine minutes ago I should have set off at the Bedford Autodrome Half Marathon. Instead, I am sitting in London, post breakfast bagel, with a coffee in hand, wondering what could have been...again. I'm certainly not complaining. Running means a lot to me, but it doesn't pay the bills. So... Continue Reading →

A trial run.

I last ran on Monday, today is Friday. It feels like it's been about six months. I have spent the week swimming, strengthening my core, stretching and stewing. The tendon feels normal under standard conditions, today is the day for an experiment. Although I'm feeling very positive about this injury (first world problems and that,... Continue Reading →

The way she goes.

After my hilarious Instagram post on Saturday, in which I detailed my lack of recovery and general maintenance, I have an injury. It was one of those stupid "Look at me, what am I like?!" sort of posts that really deserved an injury too, idiot. What was a dull pain near my calf during the... Continue Reading →

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