Taper time!

Ah thank god it is taper time. 2 weeks today I will have finished my 3rd (technically second…) marathon. You may have seen on the news about a lot of courses in the North West being measured short – the biggest one of these being the Manchester marathon from 2012-2015 being 380m short. I had…

Marathon training – week 12

After last week, my aim for week 12 was to try to be more consistent in my training and fit in 3 other runs as well as my long run. I am pleased to report that I achieved this! It was a rollercoaster of a week though. Monday – Hot yoga. Ahh how I love…

Marathon Training – week 11

This week was quite a good week, but it probably could have been better if I’d managed to fit in more midweek runs. After the high of my new half-marathon PB, my week ended up like this: Monday – Yoga. I’ve treated myself to a 10 class card again for Happiness Hot Yoga and have been…

Marathon Training – Week 10. Great North West Half Marathon.

This morning I drove up to Blackpool with Scott on what must have been one of the wettest and windiest days of the year. Scott was spectating, but decided to spend most of the race reading in the car – I know where I’d rather have been! This was me just before heading to start…

Marathon training – weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 &9!

Well, apologies for going slightly AWOL on the blogging front. After my last post about the first bad week, they seemed to just get worse and worse. My cough wouldn’t budge – I spent most of January with it and running seemed to aggravate it. I had one bad run in particular in week 5 and…

Marathon training – week 4. (The first bad week)

Back to reality this week as I returned to work. The thing that is hardest with marathon training I find is fitting in the runs with working. Well, not so much finding the time but finding the motivation and also the time to do all the other things I need to do, such as make…

Marathon training – week 3

Tuesday – 3 miles. It was freeeezing on Tuesday evening, it took quite a lot of motivation to get out of the door. I wanted to use my new headtorch though and using new kit is always a good motivator. I just ran around Sefton Park, somewhere I usually avoid in the dark as the…

Marathon training – week 2

Luckily I’m still in the build up phase of the marathon plan, so fitting in my runs with Christmas festivities hasn’t been too difficult. I will admit that I did jib off a 3 mile run scheduled for Christmas day though as we were just too busy visiting family all day. Tuesday – 3.2 miles…

Marathon training – week 1

Well, week 1 of my 18 week training plan for the Greater Manchester Marathon is done! Tuesday – 4.5 mile interval session at running club Thursday – 2.5 mile run with Scott after working my last late night at work for 2014! Saturday – 5.3 mile run with Scott Sunday – 9 mile Christmas gallop…