After nearly two years of training for the MK Marathon, I wasn’t expecting an injury on marathon day. The first part of the day was full of excitement and nerves for us zero’s, after all we were about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Little did I know what was in store for … More I wasn’t expecting that!
I’m standing at the start line to Oakley 20 and there are approximately over 800 runners in front of me. My heart is pounding, and my head is saying “I can do this, it’s just 4 x 5-miles.” What I wasn’t expecting was I needed the loo. Was it nerves, or did I really need … More Never Give Up!
That’s what got us through our 18-mile run on Sunday. Hannah left her home and ran 5-miles to meet James, they then ran 2-miles to Woughton on the Green, where Jo and I were eagerly waiting for them. We then set off to meet Phil along the River Ouse. Phil was running from Caldecotte Lake. … More Grit, Determination and Togetherness
Last Sunday we took on the Silverstone Half Marathon Race. Prior to the run, Hannah, James and I (Zero to Hero runners) did a warm-up of 4-miles. We were using Silverstone as a training run, which hopefully would total 17-miles. The first lap of Silverstone Race Track was fun, taking photos of us with the … More The Ups and Downs of Marathon Training
Do I need to panic? I should have reached 15-miles last Sunday, but it was just too far of a distance for my body at this stage. Although feeling sooo much better, I’m conscious that I don’t want to screw things up by going hell for leather on distance, when I’ve been out of action … More 68-Days Until the MK Marathon
Two weeks ago I had a really good week of running, which included a tempo run, interval training and a 13.1 long run on the Sunday. My body felt good, mind positive, I was on a roll. Then Boom, it all comes crashing down one week later. How and why? Last Sunday I had a … More The ups and downs of marathon training
My expectation last week was to run the MK Winter Half Marathon with the other Zero to Hero’s. The Wednesday before the event I got an infection, and had no choice, but to visit the doctor. She prescribed antibiotics, and oddly enough I didn’t ask her if I could run in the half-marathon, I just … More Expectations!