Mile Rep Success!

Yesterday I rounded out a week of high speed training with a second set of 3x1miles and am looking forward to two off days today and tomorrow. To catch up, the week included the already discussed 3x1mile session on Monday, see my last post for how that went. Tuesday evening I had 3miles at current…

Food, Glorious Dartmoor Food

It’s high time I got back on the topic of food! Since the half marathon I’ve not really discussed my eating habits. The truth is, there’s been very little of significance to tell. For the most part it’s been the same old routine, same old dishes. This weekend was a little different though… With the…

Weddings, Drinks and 1500m

I spent the weekend in Canterbury, Kent, celebrating a school friends wedding (not Harry!), and what a wedding, then arrived Sunday afternoon at my local track in Bexley, tired, fragile and on the start list for the 1500m… Since my last post theres not been a great deal of it but training has gone well:…

Easy running

If you read my previous post you’ll note me mentioning some calf tightness as I finished the 5km at the first Southern league match. You’ll also note I was talking about lessons from running. Well here’s another one: ALWAYS warm down properly. After that 5km PB I went to the infield to officiate the women’s…

Training, Learning, Racing

A lot of you will know how hectic the start of the track season is, if not, imagine training for a race 4-5 times a week, coaching 3 times a week and being team manager for two league teams. Whilst I love it all, add a full time job and life outside running it means…

Mission Accomplished

World Half Marathon Championships done. How did I do? You’ll have to read on to find out.. First I’ll give you the delayed training update for race week. This trip is also my main holiday of the year so I was preoccupied holidaying which is why I never got round to posting Thursday or Friday….

La comida

Quick update on food – which Google translate tells me is La comida in Spanish – I’ll do a training update perhaps on Thursday. Arrived in Valencia on Sunday where we’re self catering in a great apartment a couple of tram stops out from the city centre. Lunch has mostly included sandwiches using fancy bread…

Training well. Eating well

I’ve been sharing my training and eating habits for a while now. Today I’ll give you some life advice; when training for a big race, don’t change jobs with two weeks to go. I started a new job on Monday and I’m pleased to say that my first week has gone very well. However it…

What a difference a run makes

Seems we have some catching up to do. Let’s talk training and eating! Rewind a week to the ‘Arctic conditions’ in England. Admittedly it doesn’t snow often here anymore so I understand that people and services can be unprepared. As it happens I am unprepared for snowy training and only got one run done, a…

32 Laps (and a roast)- This Weekend

Last week I mentioned a hefty track session on the horizon; 8 x 1mile at faster that target race pace on short 1-2min recovery. My target pace was 6min miles. Saturday morning I was in Ashford for this session and was pleased to find that it was great weather and almost no wind. I as…

On the way back – This Weeks Training

That was some cold I had last week! I’m only now feeling better and getting my running going again. Still on light duties so far this week but I’m ready to change that as off today. Trick is going to be playing catch up on a couple of 8.5mile training runs at pace that I…

Michelle Jenneke on food

So my 7 days is up, I’ve shared what I eat in a week. Perhaps I’ll do another food diary on a race week at some point so you can see how it differes. In the meantime I’ll post any interesting updates or information I have. This morning I stumbled across this brief article about…