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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

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

Newsflash: I’m a triathlete!

April 17, 2016 8:55 am

   About a month ago I decided to sign up to a super sprint triathlon in preparation for Crystal Palace Triathlon on 15 May.  I found IntoTri via Twitter, a free super sprint triathlon in Walton on Thames. The triathlon “Parkrun”, if you will: 400m pool swim, 10km bike &... 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

Seville Marathon week

February 17, 2016 1:54 pm

I am excited and nervous at the same time – it’s marathon week! Last year this time I was recovering from my second marathon in lovely Naples! On Sunday 21 February I will be running my fifth marathon & first race of 2016 in sunny Seville. It’s forecast to be... View Post

Here, fishy fishy

February 8, 2016 11:36 pm

Monday 8 February 2016, day 1 of week 9 I have taken the plunge and signed up for my first triathlon. It will be at the now sold out Crystal Palace Triathlon on 15 May. Only 97 days, two marathons and three half marathons away! I had initially penciled in... View Post