And so it continues or…

And so it continues or… Day Two of ze masterplan Tuesday’s training (a painful mix of limping, walking and shame) gave way on Wednesday to a rest day when my legs actually felt much better. The solid, crampy quads had gone and I felt positive that, even though the actual run had been awful, the…

And so it begins…

And so it begins… When I first took up running in March 2012, 2 months before my first race (BUPA London 10k), I was prompted to do so by a group of friends who had signed up for the Amsterdam marathon and half in October. They had, incidentally, also signed up for the Dublin marathon…

Back to the Heath!

Back to the Heath! or… Berlin Marathon Training Day 3   ParkRun I came to late, despite being in a race started by the founders, and this week was my fifth (fourth on record as one week they cocked up writing down my name and two numbers!). It has been a tough week as it…

15/09/2013

Bling #25 is on the rack, for today I ran the London Zoo Stampede, a 10K organised to raise funds for ZSL. This had been in my calendar a long, long time and pre-dated my move, so needed to sweat over the race pack being sent to the right place. This is, and was, my…

17/08/2013

Today I actually started my marathon training in earnest. I need to up my time and distance. I cannot rely on fortnightly races to get me ready for the BMW Berlin Marathon on the 29th September. Before today the longest I have run, in terms of time, was the jet-lagged, water-logged, NASCAR track North Carolina…

27/07/2013

Running on a Saturday? Whatever next! Or…The Orange Appeal forĀ OsteoporosisĀ 10K Greenwich Park Race Review The lack of training for the Berlin Marathon (in 9 weeks) has forced me take a new direction and register for a lot of back to back races. I now have 3 in 3 weeks (all 10s) to get me up…

25/08/2013

Race 22 of my fledgling running life… orThe Bushy Park Half Marathon presented by Runthrough.co.ukThis morning I woke at 6am. Now, a lot of you make not think that is too early. I assume some of you work shifts, and others try to run before working a 9-5. Me? I don’t work shifts, and I…