October

Continuing on from yesterday’s post, October has continued the injury rollercoaster at a good pace. Ashford 10k After deciding I would race and deal with anything that would come up later I woke on 7th October nervous but otherwise fine. Not even that strange back ache from a few days earlier. As I drove to…

September

This last month and a half has been a rollercoaster of great running, training, competitions and coaching mixed with lows of injuries, hard races and near DNFs. I’m going to look at the positives first and catch up on some topics from the last post to get everything up to date. English Schools Champs I…

Winter Training Starts Now

What a week that was! Let’s talk training, racing, weight loss and new shows…. There’s no denying it, that was a surprisingly tough week last week. Here’s the training log for last week: Monday: Rest (raced Saturday afternoon and then 4.5 miles in the evening, much needed rest). Spent some time in the evening stretching…

Sabotaged

Since 2014 I’ve literally raced the 800m 50 times. After all those races I can still make the most rookie errors and I definitely screwed up Sundays race but there was a silver lining if I looked had enough… Last week I didn’t do any track training last week but I’d cover some good miles…

Peak food

It’s high time for me to talk food on here and just back from 4 days in the Peak District I’ve certainly eaten well over the long weekend! Last week I had a final training session on a cold, rainy Thursday morning: 3 sets of 2 X 300m at target race pace. Still working on…

That second lap feeling

I’m sitting on the train home after racing at Woodford Open a couple of hours ago. Im sweaty, my legs ache, my calf is stiff and I’ve still got to work on my second lap. I was fairly successful through the second block of my summer training, running well, hitting targets and speeding up those…

Summer training part 2

What I’ll call summer training part 1 finished at the end of July with my second, focused, 800m. It was a three month stretch of getting me in shape for the track, gradually speeding up and focussing more and more in the shorter distance with a view to compete twice near the end of July….

Race Time

It’s been a while between posts, I’ve just been busy working, running, racing, coaching and having a life outside of exercise! All a delicate balancing act that didn’t leave much time to blog. Since my last post I’ve been gradually increasing my speed and shortening the rep distances; a lot less mile reps and more…

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…