You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming!

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Liz Laird

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In the words of Jesse Owens:

"I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power.  You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs."

Remember; “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”

 

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Tiger Balm, Blueberries and S...

Well the renewed vigour I raved about on Monday sadly started to diminish from about 2pm that afternoon when the sneezes and the start of the feared ‘cold’ started to rear it’s ugly head, so to speak!  So as I struggled up the steps to the gym that even...

Glory at the Top Gear track!

Finally my PB drought has come to an end after 11 months! Yesterday was my second 20 miler in this training schedule and I was thrilled to smash my previous PB by 4 mins 27 secs, to cross the line in 3 hours 24 secs. Finally the off road hilly races, sp...

Morning Runs v Evening Runs.....

Yesterday morning I failed to get up for my early morning run.  It was only the 2nd time in 11 weeks that my alarm clock has gone off, I've got out of bed, thought about it, decided I was just too knackered and got back into bed for another 80 minutes o...

The hills were alive with mus...

Come in no. 179 your time is up! Yesterday's Sunday long run was the Leith Hill Half Marathon.  It was not necessarily long in distance (how blasé when you think 13.1 miles isn't long when you're marathon training!), but it was a long way up, in fact a...

Need new legs and I can’t eve...

Week 10 of 16 and the big event is getting ever closer and my legs are getting ever more tired as the weeks progress! I think last Sunday’s 12 miles of hills, mud, ditches, hills & mud have really taken its toll this week. Monday I did a very tough ...

Mud, mud, glorious mud!

I survived The Terminator yesterday and the clue is in the title!  12 miles of mud, hills, bogs, mud & hills..........it was certainly a test of stamina, vertical hill climbing, balance in mud and near enough swimming!  The course involves 4 massiv...

Lighter mornings....but now e...

Week 9 and I am now over halfway thru my training program, I can hear the background sounds of cheering! Legs had recovered slightly from Sunday's 20 mile stroll (!) to attempt Circuit training Tuesday night.  I was smiling from ear to ear when it was a...

'I've only just gone and done...

These were the first words I heard from Kate, my fab running mate, as we crossed the finish line at Bramley 20 on Sunday!  This race was Kate's first 20 miler and we ran every step of the way together with a finishing time exactly the same of 3:10:52.  ...

I must confess it's been 3 da...

So what have I been up to since Tuesday lunchtime, well not sitting around just reading, eating & enjoying myself!  Unfortunately that doesn't seem to be scheduled in to my marathon training schedule! Tuesday night was a tough circuit training sessi...

I have to exercise early in t...

So week 8 of training has started, does it get easier.......no of course not!  Yesterday was Spinning which I have been told is a good recovery workout!  How did anyone come to the conclusion that spending an hour on a bike, being shouted at by a derang...

It wasn't pretty but I finished!

Yesterday was my first race of six in a row as part of my training schedule, I don't do things by half & Wokingham half marathon had the pleasure of my company!  This was the 3rd time I had done this race and each time a PB......until yesterday!  Dr...