Marathon Training – Weeks 4 and 5

The plan has been going scarily well. So far, and unlike the other two years that I have done this, I have completed every scheduled run; this is despite having a head cold for a couple of weeks. These two weeks have seen the mileage start to ramp up. The weekend runs have been the […]

The Plan – Marathon training after three weeks…

The shock of being lucky (or unlucky, depending on your perspective) in the London Marathon ballot had totally overwhelmed me. I wasn’t ready. If it had been next year, and things had continued to progress as they had in 2017, I’d have been well up for the challenge. But my fragile confidence has taken much […]

Sun is shining…

Spring looks to have arrived, but looks can be deceptive. The wind is bloody freezing, and does not help with the nip in the air. A couple of layers though, and it is perfect-ish running weather. Not even the wind bothered me this morning, I actually enjoyed being out running. This is such a weird […]