Queenstown Marathon – Nov 2018

I'd signed up for Queenstown marathon a few months before it, when I realised I hadn't set myself a challenge for a while. After doing the Wadi Rum Ultra in 2017, and then moving to New Zealand and it all going a little bit differently to how I had thought it would meant that I'd... 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 Sixteen

Well HELLO HELLO week sixteen! Have I really been doing this for 4 months now? Jeez. I sometimes wonder whether running will have changed for me once I finish this. Will I never want to run again, recoiling from my trainers that will lay strewn, abandoned and lonely? Or will it make me want to... 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 Twelve

Hello week twelve, you equal 3 months. Holy crapbags! I don't feel like I've been training for 3 months. Last week I felt good, like I was nailing my training and feeling pretty OK. Now, realising I've been doing it for 3 months actually makes me feel like I'm nowhere near where I should be... 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 One

And so it begins. Yes. Training has officially STARTED. Eek. I'm still not quite taking it as seriously as I should be perhaps. Mark 'the mountain goat' from BMF is helping me with a training plan, and these first few weeks are all about building a good foundation of a bit of running and some... Continue Reading →

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