It’s over, and I hit my top target of under 3hrs 30min and managed to run it in 3:29:26. So I’m very happy, obviously, also in quite a lot of pain. To my delight and in complete contrast to the forecast, which said it was going to be warm and sunny, the day dawned grey
With less than a week to go until the big day I am now concentrating on the rest and recovery part of my training. I ran a slow half marathon on Saturday and I’ll run with the BRATs on Monday evening as a last effort but apart from my usual cycle to work I don’t
The last couple of weeks I’ve been hammering out the long runs, 21.5 miles is longer than suggested for marathon training but psychologically I find it comforting to have trained beyond 20 miles. Thankyou to all those people who have sponsored me so far, I’m now over a third of the way to my target
The weekends are held for the long runs where I am pushing my stamina and building up for the marathon. I try to do shorter and quicker runs in the evening during the week to help build up my speed, also training your sprinting also helps with muscle stamina for the marathon too. Saturday I
Why not sponsor me instead? After all the royal couple to be would much rather you gave money to charity than bought them a gift. Today was my first time out leading the monday evening B runs for the BRAT Club, they gave me a bright yellow t-shirt with BRAT on it that I hid
After the Midnight Sun Marathon last year, I decided that I’d run enough marathons. So naturally I have signed up to run the Edinburgh marathon on 27th May this year. Since this is a one off, and definately that last marathon i’ll every run (unless I think I can do better). I have decided to
We spent a week tasting the goulash soup in various establishments in Sölden, Austria. The consensus being that it tastes better up the mountain. We drank some horrible liqueur out of an egg shell: Then we also did some skiing.
I took a trip over to Austria for Christmas, only just got around to putting some of the pics up. The snow was so good I didn’t take my camera up very often as I was enjoying the skiing so much. The weather was so good it was like skiing in March.
My first proper outing on a new bike, headed out towards Warwick along the canal, then headed back into Birmingham along the roads. It’s good to have a bike that handles both so well. Haven’t done a ride that long in a while so was a little saddle sore off the bike, and I need
After being cloudy and rainy since we got here. The day of the race dawned (well it didn’t dawn at all, since the sun never set) cloudy, it cleared up in the afternoon however and Tromsø looked magnificent. After crossing the Bridge for the first time we ran West along the fjord with groups of