Park2Park race coming up and a few winter running tips

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 →

How do you know if you are overtraining?

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 →

18k run done and now to rest!

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 →

Energy levels = nil

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 →

Toe nails come and go….

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.

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