Positives

So a little while ago, I attended a training day with Tom Craggs of Running With Us.  One of the things I took from that was that the last week before the race was tough.  I’m busy doing visualisations of myself crossing the finishing line. I’m pretty sure I’m going to do a 4:1 run:walk…

Long run, reflections and stars

  Yesterday’s long run was two cold, exposed, wind-swept, rain-drenched hours.  Two hours!  TWO!! I set a course crossing the A40, down to South Leigh, through Eynsham and eventually meeting the patient and wonderful Mr P in Barnard’s Gate for a short ride home.  There’s a lot of time to fill, in two hours, and…

Gold stars

One of the best ideas from the training session at The Alzheimer’s Society in London, a couple of weeks ago, was to end every week by pulling out three positives.  That way, the thinking goes, when you’re approaching the big day and full of the maranoia, you can look back over your training journal and…

Running through London

I had a totally fabulous day, yesterday.  It was cold, and it was hard work and boy oh boy I know all about it, today.  But it was totally fabulous, all the same! I got up at 6am, as you do on a Saturday.  Wriggled and shiggled myself into my running clothes, as you do…