‘Maranoia’

After hurting my foot doing my 18 mile run a few weeks back, I’ve been easing off slightly to try and help it repair. Much of last week was spent with me stressing that it could be a stress fracture and that it wouldn’t heal on time. This irrational worry…

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Marathon Training

So, here I am having notched up 16 and 18 miles. Although one slight hitch, the day after doing 18 miles, my right foot hurt. A lot! Thankfully it went after a couple of days, so I didn’t think too much about it. It’s Easter weekend at the min and…

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Marathon training – week 10

I’ve had a really good week in terms of training! As Simon’s been out quite a bit in the evenings, I’ve been doing my short runs in my lunch hour at work, so on Tuesday and Thursday I did 3 miles. Tuesday’s run was a killer, my legs felt like…

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Marathon training – week 9

I didn’t manage to do my three runs this week due to working away on the Tuesday night. Instead I did 4 miles on Thursday night, followed by 14 miles on Saturday, which went well. For my long run, I decided to run 5 miles to our local Park Run,…

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Marathon training update

It’s been pretty quiet on the blog lately. We went away for half term, work’s been pretty full on and trying to squeeze in marathon training too has meant that something has had to give and unfortunately it’s been my blogging. I can’t promise it won’t happen again as it…

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Marathon training – week 5

Another good week, although the weather has been getting to me a little. It’s cold and wet and I’m finding the mid-week evening runs hard. I’m okay once I get out the door, it’s just I’d much rather eat my dinner and snuggle up with Simon on the sofa! I’ve…

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Marathon training – week 4

I’m a bit later with this post than planned. It was the twin’s third birthday this week, so it’s been a little hectic. Training is still going well. I struggled a little with the mid-week shorter runs last week. I normally run on a Tuesday and Thursday, but I was…

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Marathon training week 3 – all the threes!

I’ve now completed week 3, which I’m pleased to report wasn’t as cold and wintery as I’d expected. This week has been pretty uneventful, in terms of training. On Tuesday I did 4 miles. On Wednesday I did 30 minutes of kettlebells and didn’t ache at all the next day,…

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London Marathon training week 2 – weightloss, cross-training and …

Despite a bit of a rubbish start (which you can read about here), week 1 of training was actually pretty uneventful. I did another 3 miles on the Thursday, followed by my long run of 5 miles on the Sunday. My Mum sat with the kids so Simon came with…

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London Marathon training begins!

As you might be aware, in April I will be running the London Marathon – eeekkk! It’s my first marathon ever, so I’m feeling slightly (ok, very) nervous. Me being me, I need to follow a strict training programme so that I know in my mind that I will be…

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Resting my poorly foot

As I mentioned in my last post, since running the Robin Hood Half Marathon in September, my right foot has been hurting. I’ve been trying to still run on it as I really want to try and maintain my half marathon fitness. However, my foot doesn’t want to play and…

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