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…

Breathing techniques for runners

When I first started running I never realised how important breathing was. Sounds stupid I know but I soon found that breathing correctly was critical if I wanted to become more than just a casual jogger and achieve some good times over long distances. This is a good starting point for runners that find they…

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…