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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Twenty

Apparently there's a fine line between training and over training with this kind of thing, and I think I might have just done a little disco shuffle-skip-dance over that line. Am feeling some of the classic symptoms (or have been, over the last couple of weeks) of over training so this week I took it... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Nineteen

Well after last week's pretty shitty week this one has been much better. I'm definitely less miserable. Thanks to everyone for your support and messages, it meant a lot. I realised at the start of this week that I got my dates wrong, and I actually had two weeks of proper training left, and not... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Eleven

This week I turn my attention to some of the people that are running with me on my training (mainly because I want to ignore the fact I missed my long run on Sunday). They're all taking part in the self-named £2 training plan. Come help me train, give me £2 for charity. I did... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Nine

Monday. Sometimes the hardest day of the week, and never more so than when a busy weekend has been had. I got up on Monday morning feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. If you've ever done a big physical event then you'll know the feeling I'm on about. Devoid of energy, the body... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Eight

This week's been a blur of squeezing in runs in between packing and moving boxes. So much so that I have to look at photos to remember what I've actually done this week. I had new kit to wear so that was pretty exciting. Yes, I am a kit wanker this week. Shiny new trainers,... Continue Reading →

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