Archive for the ‘Training Runs’ Category

…for my eight marathon of the 26more ‘year’ and my personal tenth marathon. Into double figures tomorrow… I haven’t really got time today for my usual pre-marathon 3 miler so I waited until it was dark, and therefore cooler, last night to get the miles in. Weather forecast for tomorrow is not great, a very […]

It’s raining today. Good practice for tomorrow I suspect. The forecast is grim for the Manchester marathon tomorrow. Rain and windy is the expectation. If it is right, it’s going to be a long cold run! My friend Keith dropped me a text last night to say he’s finally given in and signed up for […]

In the quest for a more relaxed week of running I joined Dave and Paddy, running with the middle group at our club run this evening. The group often breaks into two, unintentionally. Dave, Paddy and I had a great run with the back half of the group, taking in Farnham park along the way […]

I may not have mentioned that my chip failed to register at the finish line of this years Brighton marathon. It did fail. It’s taken me a few days to get SportsSystems to review the video and add me into the results. Turns out my chip time was 3h22m38s and I crossed the line in […]

Today I entered another marathon. No, I’m not trying to sneak another one in, I’m trying to space them out a bit instead. I entered the Wales Marathon, starting in Tenby. It’s a really hilly one and no doubt will be a challenge for me, but it’s probably better to do that and drop the […]

Hmm… It’s less than 96 hours to a marathon. Rest is what I need. Instead I find myself running up a fairly steep incline. John beside me asks if this is what I call a taper, delivered with the requisite level of mild comedy in his voice! No, this isn’t. No. Tonight was a quick […]

5 days to go. It’s exciting. It’s the third Brighton marathon. It’s my third Brighton marathon! I spent a bit of time trawling the website and checking the final details. My train ticket is booked and I’m all ready to go now. Aside from the legs! I’ve done a few longer runs since Barcelona and […]

Feeling ok after a marathon is odd. You shouldn’t, but I will admit to feeling reasonable. I chucked the purple and yellow Barcelona marathon shirt on and headed down to the club to see everyone. There were a lot of events happening over here on Sunday whilst I was running abroad. Most notably the Fleet […]

I’m a last minute merchant when it comes to pre race prep. Always faffing about at midnight the night before. I’m the same with packing to go away though too. I finally went to bed at midnight. The flight is at 06:15 from Heathrow and the cab is booked for 4am. 3 hours kip it […]

…and I’m worse prepared for this marathon than the first one I ever did. Or any other marathon I’ve done come to think of it! Anyway, a few hundred quid spent on flights and hotels and a other £50 on a marathon entry sort of commits me to at least cross the start line. See […]