Today was another 'long run' day. I needed to run 13 miles if I was going to follow my plan. Obviously I was going to extend by 0.2 and make it a half. I mean why wouldn't you? Or is that just me? Eager to head out the door I'd plotted my route out a… Continue reading The adventure run which was more than I bargained for
This weekend marks the start of back to back runs each weekend as part of my training for the ultra. It's been ages since I've done back to back runs, in fact the one and only time I've done it was when I completed the Virtual Race To The Stones in July. I did double… Continue reading Entering the world of back to back runs
I've always been a bit wary of energy gels. The nightmare stories of bad tummies and, horror of all horrors, needing a wild poo because you can't get to the loo quickly enough ... or even worse doing a Paula Radcliffe, have left me avoiding them at all costs. It's ridiculous really, lots of people… Continue reading Fighting my fear of the energy gel
Did I mention I'm running an ultra marathon this year? Maybe just the once or twice? The first rule of training for an ultra is to tell everyone about it. All of the time... Or maybe not. Day two into January and my other half is starting to get bored of the training plan chatter… Continue reading Ready, set, let the training commence!