With the last race of 2014 done and dusted in November, my thoughts for training in 2015 (and first race of the year, Seville) were already forming. How was I going to strengthen and cross-train, increasing frequency of both, and what areas could I improve in? I was still chasing a sub 3:30 marathon.
It’s been a couple of months since we last blogged so here is a winter running round-up of activity since our last race in November, from sparkly new kit, Seville Marathon training, trail running in New Zealand and the UK, and trying our ‘legs’ at Turbo Training.
I headed out for my weekend training run with another new route mapped out. This time I headed east out of town to begin my 13.25 km route. I was looking for a flatter route than last weekend’s to mirror more the Madrid course.
Yesterday’s run, in preparation for this month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid half marathon, took us out, separately, into the narrow country lanes around Dorking and to Leatherhead.
Today I ventured out on my first run since the half marathon relay at Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes in France last month.
Breakfast! The most important meal of the day so they say and, in the cold winter months, a great choice to kick-start the day. For me, milk and cereal does the trick during the summer months however, on a dark chilly morning, the last thing I want is cold milk in a bowl. This is…
I pulled myself out of bed at 6.30 am this rainy Sunday to race with 1,000 other runners in the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge organised by Human Race Events.
Today I was happy to come across on Twitter an 8.2 mile race being held this Sunday near home, the Garmin Kingston Run Challenge, and I am now registered.
Today was a beautiful autumnal day in London and I went for my first run in about 6 weeks.
This week should have been the 6th week of Amsterdam half marathon training but I have done absolutely NO running.