hands on me

hands on me

Rest day for me today – seems that’s what I’ve been doing all week to be honest – but hopefully it’ll pay dividends further down the track, with the ab muscle slowly healing and a chance this weekend to actually complete a long run (slowly and carefully!) A couple of interesting and exciting things that […]

not giving in

not giving in

soooo, what’s been happening since Monday? well, Tuesday was a second rest day, giving the abs a chance to recover a bit more. but I also met a newspaper photographer in a local park! he took some shots of me running, tying laces and cheesy stuff like that – all wearing my heart foundation singlet […]

air balloon

air balloon

so, after sunday’s meltdown, some great support from the facebook minions, fellow runners and coach Jackie… it was time for Monday to roll into town, bringing with it a rest day (to give the ab muscle a chance to recover). but there was still an opportunity to don the running gear! I had a 12:30 […]

impossible

impossible

OK, so I have left it all day before posting about this morning’s run – because I was annoyed, disappointed, and generally not in a particularly positive place mentally afterwards… The picture below was taken in the last 3 or 4kms – by which time I was walking, frustrated and annoyed. Hence the face LOL. […]

rather be

rather be

so nothing basically happened yesterday – it was a rest day 🙂 in non-running terms though, some more donations came in on the london marathon fundraising page (thank you!!), Pension Transfers Direct became the latest london marathon shirt sponsor, and I finally got around to recording a “welcome” video for the web site’s “start here” […]

trumpets

trumpets

I was worried this morning – for some reason I really struggled to sleep overnight, and in the end only managed a total of about 3 broken hours. Worse still was the fact I had speed work on the schedule; not even something “nice” like a recovery run, or easy paced cross training… so it […]

take me home

take me home

A relatively leisurely start to the day, with a trip to the gym at about 4am. Cross-training day! With “easy row or bike for 45 to 60 minutes” in the schedule, I opted for a 10k cycle AND 5k row – both activities taking a few seconds short of 25 minutes to give a total […]

if i lose myself

if i lose myself

So this morning’s session was 3 x 1.6km intervals. More precisely… 1.6km warm-up 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 400m recovery 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 400m recovery 1.6km at 5:15 to 5:25 per km pace 1.6km cool-down So how did it go? Short version – it hurt! Long version […]