On Saturday December 9th, I ran my first ultra-marathon. It was a 48km race around Volcano Osorno in the South of Chile, with elevation gain of 7000ft. The race, called Vulcano UltraTrail, was run by Merrell. If you ask me to describe this race in one word, and one word only, I would not hesitate.… Continue reading Vulcano UltraTrail 48km – Race Recap!
TOTALS: 42 miles, 2 strength sessions The week dawned, quicker than I would have ever expected. It was finally time for me to tackle the beast that was the 48km Vulcano UltraTrail, around Volcano Osorno in the Chilean Lake District. The week had arrived, and taper anxiety soon set in with me constantly doubting my… Continue reading I AM AN ULTRA-MARATHONER!
My mother always says that nerves are normal, and that nerves are natural. In her opinion, nerves show how much we care about something – if we are nervous by the prospect of an exam or a performance, it means that we really want to do well and must be totally invested in the process.… Continue reading NERVES – it’s all natural
I tried to change my blog name yesterday. As some of you may have noticed, I have taken a few weeks from blogging properly and even Instagram has taken a back seat. That’s because the last three weeks have seen visits from my parents and also a two-week holiday visit from my boyfriend, neither of… Continue reading UPDATE: A very hectic few weeks
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