Week 4 is finally complete and luckily it was a drop-back week because I managed to develop a cold last Sunday afternoon. Drop-back weeks are thrown into a long build up every three to four weeks, to help consolidate the training so far, which means you are supposed to lessen the overall mileage and the… Continue reading Spring Marathon Training-Week 4
This morning I have mostly been attempting to take artful photographs of my running shoes old and new. Alongside setting another course PB in Parkrun, but we’ll get to that in a bit. As you can see, my old shoes have seen better days but they don’t have a hole where the big toe often… Continue reading Old Shoes Going Out On A High
I was supposed to be running in a Cross Country race this morning but yesterday I thought my legs would not hold up and pulled out. Yesterday, I was on my feet for a little over 3 hours and 10 minutes doing a Long Slow Run, which turned into a Long Slow Walk with occasional… Continue reading Spring Marathon Training – Week 3
Don’t have a cup of tea before a race, even if you need it to warm you up on a cold wet winter’s morning. There are many hedges along the route of the Helsby Half but when the verges look all muddy, and most of the gates to get through are shut, and there are… Continue reading Helsby Half and Marathon Training – Week 2
Well, I hadn’t meant to do that. Pre-race warm-ups or walk ups A parkrun course PB on the day before a half marathon race is probably not a good idea as I may have blown my legs up before they’ve even begun. However, if my newly made up, unscientific theory about my running holds up,… Continue reading Parkrun warm-up?
Saturday afternoonI have been in a slight quandary for the last ten seconds wondering whether to rinse the mud off my clothing, or to get the first part of this week’s summary written up. The reason it’s an issue is that I’m off out again to watch Liverpool in the FA Cup, so I’ve barely… Continue reading Spring Marathon Training – Week 1
This is one of the books I got for Christmas and it’s been a very quick read for me surprisingly, as I’m not a very fast reader, and this guy normally writes enormous books. Anne’s eldest gave it to me after he went through most of the tomes of Caro’s major work, The Years of… Continue reading Working – Robert A. Caro