I’m training for a marathon I’ve decided not to run. When I first came out here to Chile, I had no intentions of running any races here, instead preparing to train smarter and better so I would be stronger than ever when I returned to England. But, as I’ve already discussed here, I soon realised… Continue reading DELAY – It’s not the same as giving up
TOTAL: 39 miles run, 3 strength sessions, 1 climbing session This week has been so strange, seeming to drag so slowly from Monday-Thursday and then the past three days racing away in the blink of an eye. It’s also been filled with some super high points, and some quite bad lows where things just kept… Continue reading Weekly workout round-up: Decision Time!
When I’m in England, I love going climbing at my local bouldering gym. It’s bright and clean, and easy to navigate, they have great tunes pumping through the speakers and it has enough problems that even for someone with as limited skills as me can tackle route after route for hours and not get bored.… Continue reading ENVIRONMENT: how training is affected by place
I’ve never used the term “eating disorder”. For me, that conjures up images of skeletal girls and boys, being hospitalized or placed under care, people who don’t eat a crumb. If I’m being courageous, I’ll call it “disordered eating”. When I don’t want to call attention to it, when I try and kid myself that… Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Let’s talk about eating
TOTALS: 33 miles run, 3 strength workouts This week was a de-load week in preparation for some long runs coming up! I had a lower mileage long run, and lower mileages through the week – which was just what I needed after the hectic week I had last week (if you haven’t yet seen my… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up: Recovery Week
If you’ve read my weekly workout round-up, you’ll already know the end of this report, but I decided to write this as a bit more of an in-depth analysis of what went on at the Viña del Mar Adidas Halth-Marathon, raced on 1st October! It was a day of racing, which included a marathon, a… Continue reading Race Recap: Viña del Mar Adidas Half-Marathon
TOTAL: 39 miles run, 2 strength sessions I’m in the middle of training for a marathon, logging all of my miles and trying to follow plan as much as possible. What that plan did not tell me to do was… race a half-marathon on Sunday. Yet, what did I do? I did just that, because… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up: Surprise half marathon edition!