It’s hard to believe I’m starting Week Six of my training schedule. It’s kind of scary in a way. This is how the weeks just roll by and next thing I know, it will be taper time. There is usually no plan for my Monday run, but today just felt like a good day for […]
The moment I opened the packaging I knew these nifty little accessories were going to become daily essentials for my runs. This is my Knuckle Lights Review. I’ve given them a fair run now – no pun intended – and taken them out on around 80 miles of running in darkness.
After a lighter training week and a few days of rest, I feel really fresh and recharged again. The minor residual cold symptoms are pretty much sliding under the radar with no effect on me now. Having had time to think and review the last five weeks, I’m ready to adjust my training schedule. I’m […]
Really? A nostalgic long run? That sounds silly. My long run for today was hanging in the balance. Even when I left the house, feeling much better, I knew that I’d need to take it one mile at a time. There was every chance I might have to turn back and cut it short if […]
Time for Marathon Mind Games. It’s going to happen. The thing about dialing back on training is that you have more time to think. Oh, that thinking … it opens up way too much and that’s pretty much where I am right now. It’s time to do a quick check on my marathon mindset. The […]
There is something really frustrating about being ‘almost sick’. I have had this lingering cold and it’s enough to make me feel crappy. I don’t feel too sick to run, or bad enough to stay in bed and abandon everything. At least the day started this way. The morning started off with a great, comfortably […]
Tempo runs. I really like them. This is surprising, given my intense dislike of any speed sessions, but there you have it: the exception to the rule. Now a tempo run wasn’t actually on the plan for today. I changed it …. from intervals. Go figure.
I woke up feeling like crap this morning. My head hurts, my throat is sore and and my nose is stuffy. I was feeling pretty miserable when the alarm went off. When I was playing with the dogs yesterday afternoon I also did something to my ankle. Thinking back to when I got into bed […]