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 wasn’t planning on writing a whole post dedicated to this day, simply because I tried to treat it just like a normal long run day, so it wasn’t so special for me. But there were so many weird things that happened and things which didn’t quite work out that I decided there were enough… Continue reading 20 miles and 10km Race For Life – Sunday Recap
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
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
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!
TOTAL: 37 miles run, 3 strength sessions I went to Los Angeles this week on a business trip!! As a job opportunity and a travel plan, it was something I was very excited about, but in terms of my fitness I was also nervous, because I had just committed to a training plan, and didn’t… Continue reading Weekly workout round-up: Marathon Training whilst Travelling!