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 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…

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 with…

Half Marathon Training – Week 3

This weeks training was planned as this: However, with the family holiday starting on Saturday things were open to a bit of adjustment, as it was we got a pretty good week. Monday and Wednesday both gentle 40/45 minute Heart Rate Zone 1 runs. easy and simple paced. Tuesday a tempo run with 25 minutes…

Half Marathon week 1

The training plan was this: In summary: Monday – Rest day – Tuesday – Fast finish – which means you progressively increase pace from each to moderate pace during the session. This session ended with a period at Heart Rate Zone 3 – medium effort – for 12 minutes. Wednesday – Easy effort Thursday –…

The route through my first 100Km

How I handled my first Ultra Marathon Having written a review of the Race to the Stones 2019 (LINK), I have now reflected more on what I did on the day and in the lead up to the race. The race was great and I really enjoyed it. The experience. was unbelievable and one I…