Category: running

Best laid plans…

I often tell my athletes that they can plan and prepare for their key events as much as they like; there are still dozens of uncontrollable variables which could stop them getting what they want. And so it came to pass… I planned and…

Nearly there…

Reading Half Marathon is on Sunday and I, along with many of my athletes have trained hard. We need to remember to be calm at the start, in order to be strong at the end. I took this picture by the Kennet and Avon…

CALM DOWN!!!!!

What I would tell other people:– breathe– look at the facts– work in real life now, not a perceived future Why is it so hard to do?!

(half) Maranoia is real!

Intention: Do all the running because all of the training I’ve done so far is now entirely worthless Actual: 4 miles running around the woods in the rain, having a lovely time on the hills What did I learn? 1. I have trained hard…

Dunbumrun

Intention: 7 miles half marathon pace; work got in the way so amended to a fast 3 miles Actual: Horrible run; feeling shattered; walked last 1/2 mile home What have I learnt? My body’s tired and needs a rest; I love my new headless…

14th February

Intention: 6 miles at half marathon pace Reality: 6 miles at half marathon dream-land pace What have I learnt? I have no idea what my half marathon pace feels like; lunchtime runners are not so friendly as morning runners; I am faster and stronger…

No one is making you

I just read a social media post from one of my athletes, “Sadly, I can’t go to xxx because I have a 12 mile run to do.” Just reminding everyone that very few of us have to run 12 miles; if there’s something you’d…