running, travel

The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

Well hello there, it's been a while, hasn't it? Just a quick update on me- since the last time I wrote, I have: quit my job moved out of my flat packed a 10kg backpack run away to Central America Big stuff, right? Anyhow, this life change means that the focus of this blog is… Continue reading The Backpacker Chronicles – Week 1

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marathon, running

Highlights: Running in 2016

This year has definitely been a mixed bag in terms of my running, but overall I've made some great progress and had a great time in the process. So without further ado, here are my highlights. As always, I love hearing about other people's achievements, so do let me know your best moment from 2016.… Continue reading Highlights: Running in 2016

marathon, running

Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

This weekend I had a tough run. But instead of calling it a tough run, i’m calling it a milestone run. Let me set the scene: I was invited along on a group trail run through the North Downs, by some friends at running club, one of whom was training for an ultra on that… Continue reading Milestone Run: 17 Miles of Struggle

marathon, running

Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

Ahhhhh tempo miles. How I’ve missed you. Not really. But also kind of. My main issue with tempo miles is the mental stress of knowing you have to hit certain paces, and to be honest they just end up looming over your head all day. Or they do for me, at least. The weird thing… Continue reading Tempo miles, tempo smiles…?

marathon, running

Why I love speedwork, even when I hate it

I’m relatively new to speedwork. I only started doing tempo runs at the start of the year during prep for Manchester Marathon, and that was pretty much as far as I’d got. So that makes around 5 years of running without ever so much as trying an interval session, or even venturing out for a tentative… Continue reading Why I love speedwork, even when I hate it