Less than two weeks till Paris Marathon. I’m in the taper and despite a typically up and down training process, I’m feeling good. My last long run went pretty well. I was able to do most of the miles at marathon pace and felt good most of the way. I enjoyed the sunshine, smiling and taking in the friendly faces, wildlife and boats of the River Lea. My mission to say hello to fellow runners and get them to return the favour is even starting to bear fruit. Continue reading “Here’s The Thing”
Paris marathon training has not been going well. I’ve hit a number of bumps in the road. The first five weeks and the last five weeks of my eighteen-week programme have been like night and day. Continue reading “The Bumpy Road to Paris”
Sometimes when you least expect it the things you’ve been searching for come searching for you.
This week I found out I’ve qualified to run the New York Marathon. When I ran 1:24:17 at the Berlin Half Marathon last year, New York was the last thing on my mind. It was Mother’s Day, and as I ran I was thinking about the strength and love of the woman who brought me into the world. I was over the moon with my new PB, and that, I thought, was the end of that…
There’s been a slight setback this past week but generally Paris Marathon training has been going very well. I’m well into the sixth week of my plan, and for the first five weeks I managed to complete every scheduled training session. My fitness has improved and I feel physically stronger. Continue reading “Paris Marathon Training Update”
So this is the first post in a long while, and hence it’s a bit of a hotchpotch. This is partly due to marathon training- I’ve increased from 4 to 6 runs per week and have covered 86 miles so far in December. Add to that a seasonal dash of the sniffles, a big show at work and everything good and bad to do with Christmas, and it’s easy to see where the time went.
Thanks to everyone who’s been voting for this blog at the 2015 Running Awards. It’s great to be on the final shortlist. You can vote by clicking on Vote/ Publications & Online/ Blog/ anotherwisemonkey here. I really appreciate it. Continue reading “Mo Running, Advent Running and Paris Marathon Training”