Day one in Copenhagen has been our most testing first day out of our marathon weekends to date, starting with Ro leaving her camera bag (with camera and bank cards inside) on the plane. However, there were some small silver linings as the day wore on.
Yesterday we ventured into the Surrey Hills for our first trail run which saw us 90% gushing about the scenery and 10% being lost. We both loved it and are going to make it a regular thing but it got us thinking about how we should better prepare ourselves for trail running.
In May, at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool half marathon, I shaved a massive 13 minutes off my half marathon PB and how I did it was really quite simple.
2012 was my first experience of the Isle of Wight Half Marathon and on completing it then I vowed that I would not return due to the relentless undulating course. Two years on and I found myself at the start line again.
After the hilly delights of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid half marathon we were back on the trail for more chunky medals at the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Half Marathon.
Today was a rare occasion that Dano and I ran together and, in doing so, I ran an unofficial 10 km PB of 1:01. It’s got us thinking that running together once a week might not be a bad idea.
Did you know that Madrid is the highest capital city in Europe? Neither did we. The up and down Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid half marathon course, 700 metres above sea level, was 21.1 km of undulating uncertainty and for Ro, a first time experience of having ‘to go’ on the run.