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…

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…

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…

Half Marathon training starts somewhere

Not going to post all the runs here but the first session is on my Facebook page (link below). Will post weekly updates on my training here. Feel free to follow the program with me or ask any questions. This week: Tuesday- fast finish (warmup, low effort (HRZ2), high effort to finish Wednesday – low…

Ultramarathon Training: A Guide to Everything – iRunFar.com

Having just done an ultra and having kind of made up my training plan I thought I would look at what advice is out there for training to achieve the ultra distance. This article is a nice one. Seems an honest article covering a broad range of topics but also in an unbiased fashion. There…

Runner recovery – another view on recovery strategies for runners

As I complete my first post ultramarathon recovery run I again think recovery strategies. As important as training strategies. I’m an advocate of active recovery and getting backlog to running in a small and controlled fashion quickly after an event. The article link below explores the thoughts of a professional runner and their strategies for…