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In 2012 I completed the London Marathon and loved ( almost)every minute of it. I have run various 10k s since then and do the parkrun sporadicaly. I have entered the half marathon in Edinburgh this year, here are some of my training experiences

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Where have three weeks gone?

I've read with huge admiration about the amazing feats of endurance and courage that so many of you have been doing and somehow three weeks have slipped by without me managing to write anything.  Up until last week I hadn't been completely idle and had ...

A busy week

Last week I was really busy at work which was great as I work freelance. What it did mean was that time for any exercise apart from dog walking was very limited. On Friday I did my gym workout with the treadmill bike and cross trainer and then Saturday ...

The internal battle

Yesterday I had planned to do the parkrun but decided to do a yoga class as my legs were a bit tired from my gym sessions nod loads of walking this week. A slightly strange class but I felt really chilled and relaxed after it. So today I was going out f...

A new plan

i had a think this week about how good it would be to be a stronger fitter runner. I am going to spend the summer working on my speed and endurance  and then test it out come the autumn in a race.  I know my nutrition  is not right and I would benefit f...

What now ??

I was really nervous before the half marathon last week and I'm very pleased to have done it but now I feel at a bit of a loss as I'm not sure what to do next. I had a bit of a rest this week as my legs were sore for a few days but are much better since...

A good day in Edinburgh

Up at 5 this morning to get to Edinburgh from Glasgow for 8am start for the. half marathon. My lovely younger son had offered to drive me through and the plan was to drop me at the west side of Edinburgh for me to catch a tram to the city centre, but we...

Avoiding injury

i really appreciate all the encouraging comments I have received since starting this blog. It is lovely to hear from like minded people especially when my chat about running experiences, nutrition, training plans etc cause the eyes of my family and frie...

One week to go!

When I read about some of the amazing feats of endurance and courage being carried out by some of you real buzzers I feel quite humbled and certainly as if my minor aches and pains are as nothing compared with what you are doing. As part of my last week...

9.5 miles done!

Woke up at 6.45 this morning to the sound of hailstones battering against the window and knowing I was doing my 9 miles today whatever happened. Today is also the day of the Women's 10K in Glasgow, a fantastic event that I have participated in many time...

Running in the Sunshine

My weeks holiday in Majorca went past in a flash and was very relaxing and enjoyable.  I came home to find my running number for the 31st  in the post. I had taken  all my running stuff with me determined to do three runs during the week I was away. Wel...

Going Backwards

Yesterday went out to do my 9 mile run which which I should have completed two weeks ago if all had gone as planned. Anyway I set out early it was a sunny morning if a bit chilly. The first 45 mins  or so was fine possibly helped by the fact that most o...

Lovely morning

Thanks so much for the comments on my last entry I do find them very encouraging. So with all that in mind I got up this morning to bright sunshine if a bit on the chilly side and went off to do the parkrun. i decided that I was going to just run and en...

Learning from very minor adve...

Loved reading all the stories from the London Marathon. All of you are inspiring and  reading them makes me realise the joy and the pain of running. My training is not going to plan but I have learned some lessons from this very minor piece of adversity...

Things don't always go to plan

Well yesterday I was planning to run 9 miles and I was feeling a bit apprehensive about it. Its just the longest I have run for ages.  Was woken at 7.30 by my other half telling me that his IBS had flared up and asking me to take the dog out for his mor...

Loved the Parkrun

Today I had a PB at the parkrun 33.16 It was previously 34.22 so am delighted with that especially as last year I could not get below 35. The combination of being a stone lighter than I was last year and some strength training seems to be working. This ...

Longish run

Set out for 8 mile run this morning. Last weeks long run was quite tough but really enjoyed this one but super comfortable new shoes really helped. Legs quite tired by the end though,need to work on core strength and reacquaint myself with the foam roll...

Parkrun today

This is my first attempt at blogging about my running experiences. I am training for a half marathon in Edinburgh at the end of May and want to raise money for Parkinson's research. Although I completed the London Marathon in 2012 in spite of an injury,...