The Wadi Rum Ultramarathon

5 months of training, research and preparation down and finally the time came to get on a plane to Jordan. In life, I’m always surprised when things comes together. Like, how I’ve actually managed to book the right flights, pack the right things and end up in the right place. But somehow, I seem to manage it. After a stressful Friday night weighing out all … Continue reading The Wadi Rum Ultramarathon

Training: Taper

Taper off – “to become gradually smaller or weaker, or happen less often” To taper in a sporting event capacity means a period of reduced training desired to eliminate training-induced fatigue but without losing fitness. Read more about tapering here. Basically a little rest before the big event – HURRAH! These last two weeks for me before the run are all about reducing the duration … Continue reading Training: Taper

Training: Week Thirteen

With the arrival of August came mild panic. Shit feels like it’s getting real. However, I also ONLY BLOODY WENT AND RAN A MARATHON*!! AND one that had the equivalent climb the height of Ben Nevis (I ran the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge route). The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order. These peaks form … Continue reading Training: Week Thirteen