Tag: coaching

14th February

Intention: 6 miles at half marathon pace Reality: 6 miles at half marathon dream-land pace What have I learned? 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…

Just do it

I’m a great procrastinator and so a phenomenal planner. I have to be, or a new shiny thing will distract me. Today, I thought that other people/things were going to get in the way of training, that I’d find other things to do. Then…

Consequences everywhere…

“My diet starts tomorrow and I’ve just seen an advert for a cheeseburger!” A friend posted this as their Facebook status earlier this week. I couldn’t help but feel that they were just writing down their seemingly endless predicament: misery in being unfit and…

What’s my role in this?

This is one of the hardest and most excellent questions I know. When things aren’t quite going to plan, or I’m feeling frustrated, this one usually sorts me out. It helps me to recognise what I can and could do to resolve things. Sometimes,…

Listening to the answer

As a coach and mentor, I pride myself on listening carefully to my clients, students and athletes. It allows me to ask them the right question at the right time, to help them to find their own way. These questions are often difficult to…

Is it working for you?

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of leading an outrun with Tilehurst Runs Together.  We ran 7 miles around our little town (or is it a big village?!) and I had lots of conversations with different runners. Although the subject matter was very different…