Ultra training mindset, running marathons for fun (and pies).

Facebook memories can be a blessing and a curse can't they? In recent months I've been hit by the poignancy of memories coming up from family I haven't seen for nearly 2 years, big races (including group shots and sweaty hugs), events and pub trips, all of those things we can't do currently - but… Continue reading Ultra training mindset, running marathons for fun (and pies).

Running for CALM

Tomorrow I am doing a 20 mile race. Which, even though I’ve done 5 marathons, still seems like a REALLY stupidly long way, and I’m quite nervous about it. Especially since I had a horrendous half marathon experience a couple of weeks ago. I’m doing Draycote 20 as a training race for Manchester Marathon, and… Continue reading Running for CALM

Space

I was listening to an interview with Ian McEwan this morning, and he was talking about the differences between when he started writing and now. And one of the biggest changes for this seventy-year-old novelist was his addiction to his iPhone. How you don't get any space, there's no room to breathe or think because… Continue reading Space

Your first marathon and why you need to do some positive visualization even if you feel silly

There is much to be said about running your first marathon. But if you're heading for a spring marathon (and most of the group I help to train are doing Manchester in ooooooh 2 and a bit weeks! EEEK!) you will have pretty much completed your training and will be in the taper now, having… Continue reading Your first marathon and why you need to do some positive visualization even if you feel silly