So training is going well so far this week. I think I mentioned already that I've entered the Ipswich Park2Park. Nothing like a nice hilly 5k to get the legs going. I did my first training run last week around the course and it was -1! I'm not too good at running in the heat... Continue Reading →
Have you ever been an overtrainer? I have. I went through a period where I wanted to train and train, and my times got really good and I didn't want to rest because I was worried I would lose my fitness (in one day yeah!). I've been thinking a lot lately about my running and... Continue Reading →
Ok so the thing with me is I don't always take my advice. I would advise anyone that doesn't know much about running that you should only increase your weekly mileage by a maximum of 10% and also when running over say 10k to drink water - today I did neither of these! I ran... Continue Reading →
Had a difficult week last week with energy levels being nil! I managed to do a nice 7k run yesterday so feeling better. In my experience when I feel lethargic and find it hard to train I generally look at a number of things: 1. Am I getting enough sleep? 2. Am I drinking enough... Continue Reading →
I have been training all week and today was no exception but I was exhausted. My legs ached, I didn't want to get out of bed but I thought - right I will go to the gym as there will be someone I know there who will motivate me! I arrived at 5.15am and no... Continue Reading →
Last night unbeknown to me my husband decided not to set the alarm for my usual 5am wake up to get me to to the gym, and I woke at 6am! I didn't have enough time to get to the gym and get back so I was not very happy. He has done this one... Continue Reading →
Haven't written in a while as have been adjusting to a life as a lady of leisure after finishing my job. I decided to put a positive spin on things and have been at the gym or running every day this week and it's been great. My rest day will be Sunday for anyone wondering... Continue Reading →
Many people find exercising in the comfort of their own home far preferable than bearing all at the gym. I have always been a skeptic as I need people around me to make me push harder and worried exercising at home might make me lazy!
I remember running my first race and I ran in some trainers that I thought looked cool, they were brand new too, and I also ran in some old weather tshirt material cycling shorts - big mistake.