Luton Half Marathon – the surprise race of 2019

Luton Half Marathon - the surprise race of 2019 For 12 weeks I ticked off the runs on my training plan, with a little readjustment here and there and a lot of juggling to make them happen. I got up early during the heatwave, and I headed out after dark as the nights drew in. [...]

2019-10-28T20:00:07+00:0029 October 2019|

How to train after a cancelled race

How to train after a cancelled race In the past year we've seen a number of races get cancelled, mostly because of the weather, but also (as my race last week was) because of other incidents beyond the organiser's control. How you train after your race is cancelled is something that probably isn't covered in [...]

2019-10-15T14:20:58+00:0017 October 2019|

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+00:008 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+00:0025 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+00:0029 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+00:0027 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+00:0021 August 2019|