How to Write a Training Plan for Winter Running

How to Write a Training Plan for Winter Running For many runners, the time between autumn races finishing and training for spring races starting is a time to run when and how much you want. And that's absolutely fine. But for others, having some structure during this period can help you keep on track and [...]

2019-10-02T14:13:47+01:008 October 2019|

Running in Sicily: Palermo and Cefalù

Running in Sicily: Palermo and Cefalù This summer, I spent two weeks in Sicily. I was in the middle of half-marathon training, so while it wasn’t a planned ‘running holiday’ I was on the look out for places and ways to get some training runs in. Here’s what I found while Googling ‘running in Sicily’ [...]

2019-09-23T15:34:32+01:0025 September 2019|

Everything runners need to know about running, pregnancy and breastfeeding

Everything runners need to know about running, pregnancy and breastfeeding I may have slightly exaggerated the title, but there IS a lot in this page on running during and after pregnancy. It's a compilation of all the posts I've written and had written for me over the past couple of years. I guess that now [...]

2019-08-27T17:13:48+01:0029 August 2019|

Breastfeeding and running – the end of my 19-month experience

Breastfeeding and running - the end of my 19-month experience What follows is my experience of juggling breastfeeding my son with getting back to running and running a marathon and eventually, after 19 months, stopping feeding. I’m no expert. If you’re finding breastfeeding or stopping breastfeeding difficult, there’s more sources of information at the bottom. [...]

2019-08-20T13:17:45+01:0027 August 2019|

Magic numbers don’t exist in training

  Magic numbers don’t exist in training When runners come to me for help with their training, we discuss their goals. We discuss what their current running looks like and how much time they have available to train. And then, sometimes, they tell me that they don’t think they can run X time in their [...]

2019-08-18T20:01:05+01:0021 August 2019|

Autumn half marathon goal: Great Eastern Run

Autumn half marathon goal: Great Eastern Run Try again, fail again, fail better. If you’ve been here a while, you’ll know I’ve failed many times over at things. I failed multiple times before actually running a Boston Qualifier. I had so much fun doing that, I decided not to enter and now I’ve started failing [...]

2019-07-24T16:11:05+01:0025 July 2019|