I fell out of love with 'The Long Run' whilst training for the Cardiff Half last year. I put a lot of pressure on myself to try to achieve a time which, in all honesty, was unreachable given my fitness level. It meant that long runs were a chore and I was often disappointed with… Continue reading How lock down has helped me fall back in love with ‘The Long Run’
It's been a couple of weeks since the Cardiff Half and I've had a bit of time to reflect. Plus life has been super busy so I'm only just getting round to writing this post. In part one of this post I mentioned that I had three plans. Plan A was to do sub two… Continue reading When training for a race doesn’t go to plan…part 2
Have you ever got to race day and felt that you're not as prepared as you wanted to be? This weekend is the Cardiff Half Marathon and, unsurprisingly from the title of this blog post, my training hasn't gone to plan. I thought I'd write this post in two parts. The first being pre-race and… Continue reading When training for a race doesn’t go to plan…part 1.
If you run, or known someone that does, then I imagine you'll have heard the term the 'hitting the Wall' (yes that capital W is not a typo). Basically, it's when your brain tells your body that enough's enough and you need to slow down. The idea of continuing with said run seems preposterous and… Continue reading Castle 2 Castle: Running and hitting the ‘infamous’ Wall