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3 weeks training from zeroish to half marathon glory!

February 18, 2017 11:42 am

I read an article yesterday which said that it takes 20 weeks for a non-runner to get to half marathon finisher.  Of course, I’m an experienced runner but since Berlin marathon in October 2016 the longest I had managed to run until recently was about 7km.  The problem is that... View Post

Look who is back!

February 1, 2017 10:55 pm

As I’m writing this post it’s 1 February 2017. I can’t believe that January has flown by so quickly.  It probably is true that the older you get the quicker time seems to pass. And, I am getting old(er), like everyone else, I suppose. Next month I will be 34... View Post

Mid-2016 review

August 5, 2016 3:33 pm

It’s August already and we are speeding towards the end of 2016! Where have the last 7 months gone? It’s crazy that we are closer to 2017 than the start of 2016!  As we are past the half way mark, it’s a perfect time to recap on 2016 so far: ... View Post

Recap Crystal Palace triathlon

May 17, 2016 7:32 am

On Sunday I competed in my first sprint triathlon at Crystal Palace. Whoop!  As some of you will know, I started training for a sprint triathlon late last year having not ridden a bike in 10 years and having questionable self taught swim technique. I knew that training for a triathlon... View Post

It’s the final countdown… 5 days to Crystal Palace triathlon

May 10, 2016 7:56 pm

I’m not sure where the days went but D Day is only 5 days away! My race is at 9:27am this Sunday. Exciting times!  I’m feeling calm and quietly confident that everything will be OK. A week off recently from training due to illness means I’m feeling rather fresh. I’m... View Post

The year of the PBs continues!

March 21, 2016 8:45 am

 Today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me.  My friends & family have been asking me for sometime now what I’ve got planned to celebrate my birthday. I’ve responded with “I’m running a half marathon”. I was obviously joking – trying to hide how bad I’m at organising anything for... View Post

Post marathon update 

March 14, 2016 8:59 am

   It’s been nearly three weeks since my last post. Sorry. Where has the time gone?!  Week one post marathon was a write off. I didn’t do anything until the following Sunday – a quick jog & hour swim. I was shattered! Week two was better but I was still... View Post

Seville marathon re-cap

February 23, 2016 12:00 pm

Marathon number 5 is done! It wasn’t pretty & it certainly wasn’t easy. In fact, it was very painful; it took everything I had & the encouragement of my best friend Lida for me not to quit the race. Thank you so much Lida!  We started really well, going strong... View Post

Time out

January 31, 2016 6:53 pm

Sunday 31 January, day 7 of week 8 It’s been very quiet on the training front this week – I have had to take some unplanned time out from training. I have not done any training since last Sunday when I ran 11km on the treadmill (and managed a new... View Post

New PB and scaling back

January 6, 2016 9:21 pm

How is the first week of 2016 going for you? How are your resolutions coming on? New 5km PB  I have to admit that before I discovered parkrun I had never really concentrated on improving my 5km time. It has always been about endurance, rather than speed. So I have... View Post