Old Dog…

Seems you *can* teach an old dog new tricks, and this weekend I’ve done me some learning. Having smashed my Thursday fast short run, Becky and I took a look at my data.  Specifically, I wanted to know why I’ve found it so hard to run any distance lately.  We looked at heart rate and…

NAILED IT!

Today I set out for my fast 6km Thursday run.  You remember me whingeing last week about how “fast” and “8km” were mutually incompatible ideas?  Well I discussed it with Becky, and she agreed that perhaps we should start the build-up at 6km.  So this week, my first official marathon training week, was a fast…

Listening to the brag of my heart

Many reasons why this post is so entitled…  It’s about confidence; it’s about survival; it’s about I am, I am, I am. At the end of last year, I was reading the Run Mummy Run Facebook group, where people were discussing their annual stats.  And I wondered – I genuinely did – how they knew….

Weekend positives

Well, I forgot to do this yesterday, but here are my three positives from the first week of a training programme: I am adapting to running in heat.  Slowly, and painfully, but adapting all the same.  Turns out you need to hydrate properly *all* week -not just on run days. I have survived the first…