Marathon recovery

There’s not one rule to fit everyone’s recovery requirements but sometimes a little helping hand in understanding how to look at recovery periods can be useful … http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20832684/when-to-return-to-running-after-a-marathon

Half Marathon Nutrition

It’s only 13.1 miles, don’t worry about nutrition planning. That’s easy for a seasoned marathoner to say but for many the half marathon distance is a real challenge and one that suitable nutrition planning can really be important. There’s as many answers to the question of what’s best as there is grains of sand onContinue reading “Half Marathon Nutrition”

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. GivenContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 8”

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 timesContinue reading “Training your brain for Ultras”

Exercise, running and depression

With it having been suicide awareness day this week this article is a timely and simply put article about the virtues of exercise, particularly running, in fighting depression and mental illness. Some references and links to more in depth material as well http://www.outsideonline.com/2401557/exercise-depression-research

Dealing with the long run blues

Let’s be honest we’ve all gone for those longer runs and felt early on that it just isn’t clicking. Normally no reason or warning it just isn’t gonna work today! This article is a nice read about how to deal with those runs that just don’t feel right! http://www.runnersworld.com/training/g28801533/how-to-get-through-long-run-reader-tips

Three Castles Path (England) – LDWA Long Distance Paths

Another option for some run challenges. At about 60 miles it’s a good one to try! Three Castles Path (England) – LDWA Long Distance Paths — Read on http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php

Half Marathon Training – Week 5

Last week training plan consisted of: If you watch the video you’ll hear me talk about how the week went. Having been unwell I skipped a Tuesday session, moving it to Wednesday (hence why the plan above appears to have back to back tempo sessions! I also felt this week was a real struggle withContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 5”

Some of the best running books for that summer holiday reading

This came up today on Facebook. Normally Facebook sponsored links are irrelevant and annoying. But this one is actually perfectly aligned with thinking about books for that late summer holiday 👍 http://www.facebook.com/440137179477111/posts/1376901852467301

South west coasts path June 2018 – Porthcurno to Sennen – via Lands End