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Treating myself…

All this cold weather and I’ve invested in a couple of pairs of long running leggings… I got these ASICS ones from Wiggle, along with a bright warm bright orange under armour top. Nice wee reflecting detail on the leggings. … Continue reading

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Kettlebell & Single Leg Strength

I have to say, I’m not impressed with these few days of snow we’ve been subjected to. I’m not a member of a gym anymore so I don’t have access to a treadmill anymore, and I’m not risking running when … Continue reading

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Wk2 into Wk3

Last week was a good week training wise for me, 3 runs, 2 strength training and 3 rest days, with 2 of those days active recovery with plenty of walking. I did on average, 16,000 steps a day, and I … Continue reading

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15.2M – wk 2 marathon training

Week 2 Training for the London marathon and my plan had 15 miles at 9:08 minute mile pace. I thought it’d be a welcome relief after pushing it a little on the half marathon last week, to run 8:40 min … Continue reading

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7M including 6M tempo

My training plan prescribed 7 miles today, including 5 miles tempo, with the pace at 8:23 or under. I didn’t manage to get my interval run (4x800m:2min rest) on Tuesday, so I was pretty adamant I’d do this run today, … Continue reading

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What goes up…might come down?

You might remember that at the end of last year, I took on the help from a Personal Trainer Ross Jackson from Lean Machine PT (http://www.leanmachinept.co.uk/). I’ve worked with him before, and although he probably works more with guys in … Continue reading

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Wk1 into Wk2

My first week of my marathon training and my second Rest day today week, and I was a bit tired today! I really needed the rest day – I felt a bit tired, cold and could have been grumpy (if … Continue reading

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