2nd – 8th April 2018 Back to the Routine

Easter Monday and college closure meant no run club activities. Wednesday -Thursday Easy Commute runs. No dramatics just steady runs to and from work 15 kilometers completed Saturday – Easy Long Run and Park run mix With a no time for long run Sunday mixed in a long easy run to and from Parkrun. Parkrun was on the…

26th to 1st April 2018 Post Marathon

Monday after marathon I felt physically drained. The quads ached apart from that everything else seemed OK. So running this week was limited. Saturday – Park run First run for 6 days, ran to Park run slowly. So slowly I missed the start and end made it to within 50 meters before they started. So just…

19th to 25th March Race Week

Tuesday – Strength and conditioning Session This week was another AMRAP session, this time with an increase in reps.  8 exercises with a set number reps completed over 9 minutes with a 1 minute rest. After each lap the number of reps increase. Exercises where: Press Up Calf Raises Steam Engines Glute Bridge Lunges 100s Burpees Jump…

25th March 2018 QE Spring Marathon

After “training” since January this was the first marathon of 2018. I had no training plan just increase long run mileage each week and mix in running sessions and strength sessions with the club. Tapering could of been longer as well. I was up early, even after losing an hour sleep to clock changes, for…

12th – 18th March Tapering?

    This is meant to be tapering week 1 of 2. Take the mileage down, and effort to not injure yourself, give the muscles time to refresh and rebuild, be like a spring for race day. Monday – Run Club Perhaps I should of missed this following the Larmer 20 the day before, however it was…

11th March Larmer Tree 20

The plan was to do the marathon, but I thought I’d work my way up to a marathon, doing Queen Elizabeth Marathon in two weeks from this one. Lured by the positive feedback of White Star Running events I wanted to tick this off the list. In the build to the race I tapered the running…

5th – 11th March Larmer Runner

This week is start of tapering Tuesday – Strength and Conditioning This week was an AMRAP session, I was expecting body popping and break dancing to Sugar Hill Gang, but unfortunately this meant As Many Repetitions As Possible, nothing to do with early 80s musical styles. The session consisted of 8 exercises to be completed…

26th February – 4th March A bit parky

    Monday -Hills This was meant to be a club session, but I was to slow and arrived at Tauntons College as everybody was setting off. So went to the Sports Centre,  just in case Group C was doing hills there, but no sign of them. So did half an hour of hills. The…

19th – 25th February All the tens

Monday – Club night on the track. Went straight to track, rather than running from Tauntons with club, did 400m intervals. Effort for 400m then jog for 400m. When the rest of Group C and Group D (it was a mixed session) caught up, they too were doing 400m effort, but with a 30 second break…

25th February 2018 Winchester 10k Race Review

  First time of running the Winchester 10K, first race of the year (not counting the Cross Country League Races). Not an A race, currently training for a marathon at the end of March. Just going out to have a rest from 16 kilometer runs, fitted ideally in the rest week of my none existent…