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 on…

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 4

My half marathon training took a bit of a step back in priority during my weeks family holiday, but I managed some amazing runs in some simply breathtaking scenery.

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…