Tag: running

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…

I’m not built to run

Two people have said this to me recently. What did they mean, I wonder? If you run, you’re a runner, whatever your shape.

4th February

Reflections on last week:Lots of rest and feeling fresh! It was right to have a break and, given that I thought I was getting a cold on Monday, a complete break, with only limited strength and stretch work was exactly what I needed. This…

28th January

Reflections on last week:Even with the ice and snow putting pay to a full session on Thursday, I managed another hard week.My body’s telling me it’s time for a rest, so I’ve reduced my running training load this week, putting in a little more…

21st January

Reflections on last week: A tough training week! Managed everything I’d planned, if in a strange order. Lesson learned? Don’t try to do speed work on mud… This week: Monday 200s; stretch strength work Tuesday & Wednesday rest and stretch Thursday 6 miles HMP…

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…

14th January

Reflections on last week:A slight calf strain on Monday meant I rested, but it was worthwhile. I did a really good session on Thursday, Pump and Pilates Friday and a great run on Sunday.Feeling good! This week: Mondayhill session; stretchpossible strength work Tuesday &…

7th January

Reflections on last week:A late change of social arrangements meant that my training last week was completely different from what I’d originally planned.Still, for me, it had the right mix of running, activities I enjoy and training which will make me a better runner….

31st December

Reflections Reflections on last week: Last week wasn’t great, with it being Christmas. I did manage a couple of runs, a couple of strength sessions and some stretching. Not brilliant, but ok. This week my goal is to write my next plan with a…

24th December

Reflections on last week: I feel like I haven’t trained in the last week, but I think that’s because there’s been so much else on! I did squidge in a long run on Saturday. My training this week: Monday: gym strength session stretch Tuesday…

Guilty feelings

My excellent friend and colleague Joanna (see her fabulous work) once reminded me that I can do anything, not everything. I’m struggling to fit in my running training at the moment. I’m doing the bits I consider hard (speed work, hills etc.), but there’s…