I haven’t blogged for months and the not blogging for months was threatening to let me not blog forever. When I blogged waaaaaaay back in – what, November of last year? – I promised myself I was back on the blogging wagon. And then I promptly fell of it again. Kinda hard, because here we… Continue reading On breaking a promise.
I’m in London to run the London marathon. I’ve trained differently for this race than I have trained for my other 11 marathons, and as a result I’m going into it quite unsure of the pace I will hold and the time I will end up with. I know I haven’t trained at the paces… Continue reading On racing a race you’re not going to win and still not sandbagging.
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
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.
I have 2 completed posts on my laptop and in my drafts folder. Neither of them are going up – the moment has been and gone. But here I am, 35 weeks away from IronMan Zurich and, you know what? Things are looking up for me. Since my last post and a particularly pathetic post… Continue reading 35 weeks to go and things are looking up!
I’m sure there are endless semi buddhist quotes floating around FaceBook and Tumblr (I don’t really get Tumblr but I think I may be too old) basically saying that what you resist persists. Or something to the effect that those things that rile you / get your goat often reflect some kind of problem in… Continue reading The cult of running or how to stop myself from being such a grouch. And then just a quick update on my training.