Sometimes past achievements are wonderful and inspiring. Unbelievable even – I look at my race photos and medals and think: I did an Ironman? Really? And other times these achievements hang over you like a burden – when I struggle to maintain a 9:30 min/mile I can feel crushed by the fact that I ran… Continue reading Begin again.
New year came too soon for me this year, or so it felt. We did so much traveling around before, during and after Christmas and New Year that much of that time was a blur to me – I don’t feel I ever sat down during those days without thinking of when I needed to get… Continue reading On Being Petra (and every dog has its day)
It’s January 1st, 2016, and I ran 4 miles today. Probably at around 10:30 min/mile, if not slower. If you’re thinking “Dayum! Girl’s got to run 53 hilly miles in 4 months! 4 miles is not very far!” I’d say yes – that’s true. 2 weeks ago I ran my biggest training week ever. I… Continue reading Happy new 2016
A good 6 weeks on from my last post and the longer runs have begun. 15, 16, even 19 – I’m trying to rack up a succession of 40+ mile weeks here, trying to build back the endurance I lost this past year. I’m doing a bit of speedwork, but mostly just trying to increase… Continue reading (In it for) the long run
It’s been over 6 months since I posted to this blog and I thought that it had finally died – so many of my blogging friends have stopped blogging and it seems that with social media taking over in a way we could not have imagined when we started blogging (this is insane btw –… Continue reading Looking ahead; or my Next Big Thing.
I was running with a client a few weeks ago. This client is fairly new to running and certainly new to enjoying it. She’s at the stage where every long run is further than she’s ever run before and, now that she’s getting more used to it, she’s loving how strong this new habit is making… Continue reading Running finds you out.
That drew you in didn’t it? Yah I know. I’m probably not the only one out there who is looking at the 2015 racing season and thinking “hmmmmm”. Or even “bleurrrgggh”. Or just “I don’t want to do this. Any of this. I am so over this. This is just dumb. I am wasting my… Continue reading Runapy? Or what to do when your mojo is down the drain and all feels hopeless
So I ran the race. And I loved it. I never really understand that I don’t race much, have to be coaxed into racing and then when I do it I love it. Why do I resist doing something I enjoy? Most times (London 2013 was an exception) I am beaming from ear to ear,… Continue reading A race, interrupted training and the new year.
This Sunday I will be running my first half marathon in a very long time. I had to google to find out when I ran my last half marathon- it was in May 2011 (and it was a slow one..). I know some of you race a lot, and I can see why you would… Continue reading On running a crappy race and why you should do it.
Yes finally. After months of nothing much to report, I’m back in the game. Back at it. Back on a schedule. I am really interested in the topic of personal change and personal development. Some of this relates to training, but much of relates to life in general. I find that, in most cases, any personal… Continue reading I’ve got a new plan, Stan!