It’s almost over, this bizarre period of recovering from one marathon before preparing and then tapering for the next. Many people run marathons back to back, or maybe on consecutive weekends. In these cases, the recovery is simply to do whatever you feel like doing (if anything at all) in between. I cannot lie, the… Read More Training / Maintaining
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
If you have ever watched CSI, Criminal Minds, or indeed any of the myriad FBI/crime-based TV shows, you will know that returning to the scene of the crime is a perverse way for criminals to bask in the glow of their work – it is generally a mixture of narcissism and stupidity. Having endured such a miserable April day… Read More Virgin Money London Marathon 2016
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)
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!