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 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 withContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 5”

How to Improve Your Running With Cross-Training

A decent little article giving some good cross training suggestions to improve your running. — Read on http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/lifehacker.com/how-to-improve-your-running-with-cross-training-1786578652/amp

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

Short training sessions for Ultra Training

I saw this posted online somewhere and thought it was a nice article about how some specific short sessions can really help build strength and endurance for ultra running. Worth a go! Short sessions for longer running 🤷‍♂️ http://www.jamesrunsfar.com/blog/shorter-training-sessions-for-ultra-runners

Training advice from Ultratunner David Roche

This link is the the Apple podcast for the Ginger Runner Live podcast with David Roche. It’s a fab insight into the methods he believes are the best ways to train. Great advice from a legend of Ultra Running. Well worth a listen Also find at gingerrunner.com podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/ginger-runner-live/id874790107

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 IContinue reading “The route through my first 100Km”

Hills training the what, how and why!

Having now introduced hills into my training plan I thought I would share this. It’s a good little article explaining why hills are helpful, but also some basic tips on how to run hills. — Read on runnerclick.com/hills-training-with-unbelievable-benefits-for-runners/

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 – lowContinue reading “Half Marathon training starts somewhere”

Summer Running Tips

The weather is due to warmup in much of the UK next week. As the summer holiday season is here and who knows we might get a good run of warm weather. Here is a good article on advice for running in the heat. Article from run and become.com From clothing to route-planning, Sarah ScottContinue reading “Summer Running Tips”