Half Marathon Training – Week 8

Well I guess there are the good times and the bad times. And in a similar vein there are the easy going and the frustratingly difficult days. Week 8 training has definitely fallen into the frustratingly difficult. I started the week with a recurrence of the knee ache that I had the week before. Given…

Training your brain for Ultras

Saw this on Facebook and really enjoy reading about the psychology behind ultra running. It’s such a large part of the battle. When you run you have to listen to your body, but when you venture into Ultras you have to change your thoughts. Your mind starts to shout louder than your body at times…

Half Marathon Training – Week 7

The training plan for the week looked like this: As a result of that my training ended up as: So not at all bad really. Overall on the week I felt OK. Started with a stiff left knee so dropped Monday training. Through in a hard treadmill session on Saturday rather than a recovery session…

Running in winter

Well sad as it may seem, winter is just around the corner and so thoughts start to turn towards changing the plan for what to wear, running with a lighthouse sized lamp strapped to my head and the inevitable challenge of finding both running gloves for each of my three pairs – yes I know…

Half Marathon Training – Week 6

Well training is reaching the final few weeks and so its the last couple of weeks before taper starts. The past week has been a good mix of medium paced intervals, hill sessions and a long trail run, amongst easy recoveries. Last weeks activities were: Monday: Recovery run, easy pace morning run. Recovery from weekend…