When I signed up for the Kent Coyote Marathon I promised Lyndsey it would be the last one (at least for the very considerable future.) Lyndsey’s new job is going to eat into our weekend time as a family and having been incredibly selfish with that in recent years, I need to cut my weekend… Read More Inauspicious Beginnings
Another week down, and just a fraction more running done. I know the key to a sensible recovery and long term, injury-free, running is to take it slow and steady but these easy runs are beginning to test my patience a little. That’s not to say that I haven’t enjoyed my running though. As the… Read More Persevering with slow and steady
So, here we are, this time next week I hope to be sat at home with a cracking great smile on my face after a brilliant run (and maybe a nice big beer in my hand). Who knows what London might bring, I just hope it’s better than the last time in 2011. The taper… Read More The Final Countdown (the penultimate week)
In order to raise a little more money for the folks at NSPCC and all the good work they do, I am hosting a little guessing game competition. All you have to do is fill in the form below and guess what time you think I will complete the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon. As… Read More Guess My Marathon Time
Taper time has begun; it has gone well. I eased my weary limbs on Monday with a handful of easy miles as I sought to breathe some life back into my legs after the 22 miler on Sunday. Most importantly, I was able to then do a couple of stretches that I had somewhat neglected… Read More 14 days to go – VMLM
I realised I forgot to update y’all on last weeks progress. It was simple really – I managed to get some running done. After missing eight days, one 20 miler and one half marathon tune-up I was pleased to get out on the roads again. I stuck to steady miles every other day and pretty… Read More Tired – Three Weeks to Go!