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

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 minutesContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 3”

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

What to carry for long trail runs

I came across this article which is a useful starting point and guide for thinking about the kit you might want to take with you if you decide to head to the hills, the fella or just of into yonder great outdoors for a long run. It’s only ideas and suggestions and you have toContinue reading “What to carry for long trail runs”

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