Things appear to be going very well. I just racked up a 70mile week. It’s the most I’ve ever done in one week, with a few moments along the way that remind me why I run. I had a blast. Here are the highlights: Sunday – 17miles confident run around a route that in 2012 I had to walk the final 2 miles. Good for me. Also managed to ascend 2064 feet in 17miles, when my next event will see me tackle 2624 feet of ascent over 50miles, so I can do hills. It’s definitely the 50mile part I … Continue reading
For any athlete, achieving the goals you set yourself at the beginning of a season is wonderful. The feeling of fulfilment and satisfaction that all the hard work really did pay off. Earning the right to gorge on wonderful food once it’s all over. Spending lots of time with friends without having to cut things short to go training. Sleeping in when usually you would be up well before the rest of world. You’ve earned it!!! And at the same time getting super excited about setting new goals and what it will take to achieve them. For me, it’s been … Continue reading
Before I share a few tips on making your run to work routine convenient and effective, there are a few basic factors to consider if you’ve never run to work before. Many of these suggestions are ‘common sense’, so forgive me if they seem obvious, but sometimes it’s the little or simple things that get overlooked. Firstly – do you live far enough from work that a run seems worth the effort? If you’re less than 2 miles from where you work, I’d consider walking – or going for a longer run that eventually leads to work. Almost … Continue reading
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