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!
It has been 2 months since my Ironman – almost to the day. That race was the culmination of nearly a year’s training. All the while, when other stuff was going on, I was thinking “Ironman”. Every time someone invited me somewhere or I planned a trip, I thought about my training. When people mentioned… Continue reading Onwards.
Yes, enough already. I know that. This is IT. After this post, I am an Ironman so relax and know there are no more cliffhangers. Although – Jeanne McCann – that might be slightly overstating it? In the past few months, my running has been great. The workouts that I found really hard were my… Continue reading I am an Ironman – part 3 (and this is it!)
I felt a massive sense of relief running out of the water – I had just achieved a goal that I had felt serious doubts over for a year and I was still in one piece, more than 30 minutes off the cutoff (2 hrs 20 mins). To top that, I saw my first supporters… Continue reading I am an Ironman – part 2
Yeah I know. I hate those 3 or 4 part Ironman posts that people post because I’m all like “I want to read it all – NOW!”. But trust me. I’ve already cut this WAY down. This post has been drafted and redrafted. And cut and cut and cut. I’ve spared you the update on… Continue reading I’m an Ironman – part 1