New York Marathon Training – Week 7 & Week 8

Marathon training is hard! If it wasn’t, everyone would be doing it. To make things tougher for me, I have been ill, I have started a new job, I am in the process of moving house, and this week my mother-in-law passed away. I can handle all of this, and training, but I am writing it down here, to remind myself to stop beating myself when life gets in the way of training. I have missed a few sessions, and I missed last weeks training post, so here goes: Week 7 View this post on Instagram Early morning miles today. […]

New York Marathon Training – Week 6

Finally, I am feeling a bit more like myself, and even though I didn’t manage too many hard sessions this week, I did manage to bank the miles and complete 4 sessions. Monday View this post on Instagram Another week, another run by the sea (and another gross picture of me!!! đŸ˜‚) This week is probably gonna no to be about the miles rather than the times. I need time on my feet but to also let me body recover. So I started Monday the correct way with a run along #brighton seafront #loverunning . . . . #mondaymotivation #run […]

New York Marathon Training – Week 5

I know that marathon training is difficult, but this cycle seems to be challenging me no end. So, I finally got antibiotics and my sinusitis is clearing up, but training still hasn’t been easy or too enjoyable this week. I have really struggled to recover from my long run last week. My quads are really sore and calves tight, so Monday I had a sports massage and changed my 400’s on the plan to a recovery run. It was really, really slow and so hard!! Wednesday is my tempo run day, I am always apprehensive about this run! I found […]

New York Marathon Training – Week 4

I am STILL struggling with illness, my ‘cold’ has turned into sinusitis, so training this week was again tougher than it should have been. I moved my sessions around, to try to give myself an extra rest day, on the day I was fully congested, but the reshuffle didn’t work quite how I had hoped, so I still missed one of my scheduled runs. On a positive note, I managed one more session than last week! So, the sessions completed were: Monday: Mile Repeats View this post on Instagram Mile repeats with @larky_t this morning. Very unlike me, but left […]

New York Marathon Training – Week 3

After my solid training last week and pretty high mileage for me, this week has been a disaster!! My daughter had a cold, so it was inevitable that she would pass it on to me, but I didn't think it would wipe me out quite as much! I think picking it up, just as my immune system was low due to marathon training starting and the end of a busy school term, means I still have it now, and it hit me hard. I missed Monday and Wednesday sessions, Thursdays session was hard – who would think you need to […]

New York Marathon Training – Week 2

One of my biggest fears with signing up to an Autumn marathon is the fact that my routine goes out the window, as soon as the school holidays start. Last week, I was away visiting family in Scotland, but I am pleased to report I still got the miles in. It did mean I had to set an alarm a few mornings, and forego my lie in, but so be it. Marathon training is not easy! Being away meant that I got to run in the sun, by the sea, which was really lovely, and very unexpected for Scotland!!! During […]

New York Marathon Training – week 1

I’ve been pretty useless on my blog lately, and I’m still questioning do I want to keep one? But as my NY Marathon journey has started, I have decided to document it, so that I have it all in one place, and can look back when I need too!! View this post on Instagram 16 weeks to go to the New York City Marathon!! This means the hard work has to start! This run wasn't so pleasant due to the fact I got in to bed a 4am this morning, after a 'few' alcoholic beverages!! When will I learn đŸ˜‚ […]

Race Recap-Silverstone Half 2017; The agony of my very first DNF!

After running Brighton Half two weeks ago (Read about it here) I picked up a niggle, so knew that this race was always going to be touch-and-go. In between Brighton and Silverstone, I got the news about the New York Marathon, so that got me super motivated, hence not really wanting to DNS this race. Date: Sunday 12th March 2017 Time: Noon Weather: Heavy rain had been predicted all week, but we were actually very lucky, as it drizzled at most and when the sun came out it was actually quite warm. Course: I had remember from last year, that this […]

New York, New York

  In New York, you’ve got to have all the luck, Chuck Bukowski This year I will turn 40! How the hell did that happen? – I still feel like a kid, and when I was a kid 40 was old!!! It will happen in November, so what better way to celebrate than run the New York Marathon – ok I know that only runners will understand that thought – Non runners will think ‘why not have a party!!!, Since turning 39, I had this idea that I would run the New York Marathon in 2017, as it is being […]

Race Recap – Brighton Half Marathon 2017

It’s been a long time since I have toed the start line of a race. I have had so many DNS of late, and again I can’t say that I had fully trained for this race (stupid work gets in the way of training FAR too much)! But I LOVE the Brighton Half Marathon, and having run it for the last three years, so there was no chance of a DNS for this race! Date: Sunday 26th February 2017 Time: 9am Weather: Storm Doris had been calling the shots all across England in the week prior to the race, and when […]