Tag: running

Taking my own good advice

I’ve got a cold. Not a bad cold, but a cold. If an athlete turned up at one of my sessions like this, I’d send them home. So I’m not training today. Mentally, it’s killing me (I love winter training); physically, it’s what I…

It’s always a choice

Anyone who ever speaks with me about anything will know that this is one of my catchphrases. As I sit here, with a gale blowing outside and rain on the way, I’m thinking about today’s training session. If I don’t do it: what will…

26th November

Reflections on last week: Tempo runs need to be faster at the base (level 3), with faster/slower sections from that. My training this week: Monday: strides: 30min run; 30s fast every 5 minutes Tuesday & Wednesday: stretch Thursday: tempo build-up pyramid (3mins, 4mins, 5mins,…

19th November

My training this week: Monday: pyramid hills, strength and stretch Tuesday & Wednesday: stretch Thursday: 6 x 3mins fast; 90s slow and stretch Friday: strength and stretch Saturday: Assessment day at Drummond Education Sunday: possible recovery run and stretch

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…

Fast as you can?

Tomorrow, I’ll be taking part in the Marlow Half Marathon. It’s a notoriously challenging road half marathon, taking in some serious ascents and descents on the roads around the north of the town. It’s also one of my favourite races: plenty of hills, beautiful…