One Week

So, the final training totals are 60 hours of training, 600km run and 48,400 calories burned. You have donated an amazing £1,132 to Christian Aid.  Thank you. It’s one week until my half marathon run.  A week is a long time.  So much can happen in 7 days. For me these 7 days will be Read More …

Almost There

In just 3 weeks I’ll hopefully be basking in the satisfaction of having completed the Great Scottish Run half marathon but it hasn’t been plain sailing. My training has been almost non-existent in the last three weeks.  I hurt my back lifting a heavy T-shirt so didn’t run for a couple of weeks and then Read More …

Training Week 13

Training stats for this week are 45.13km in 4:31:12 using 3639 calories. Today’s long run was 1hour 40 minutes and felt like forever!  I was trying to run at the bottom of the green zone but I don’t seem able to run at a steady pace! My fundraising has reached £575 which is over halfway Read More …

Training Week 11

It’s 9 weeks until my half marathon run for Christian Aid and the miles are starting to ramp up, as is the temperature!  Summer has arrived and today’s long run (16k) was HOT! Last week I ran 51.87km in 4:16:59 using 3144 calories. I’ve missed a few runs over the weeks, mostly because of holidays, Read More …

10 weeks to go

It’s just 10 weeks until I run my first half marathon for 10 years. Training for the 13.1 mile (21km) race has been something close to an obsession.  Making time for 5 runs a week, some of them up to 90 minutes, has been a challenge but I’ve managed them all most weeks.  Most days Read More …

Milestones

I’ve hit a few milestones in my training this week. 30 hours running 300km 25000 calories This week I’ve run 33.4km in 3:21:04 burning 2694 calories. I’m starting to enjoy the runs and Monday’s long run took me to 15km… only 6km to go! Yesterday, while I was out running 15km in the sunshine, knowing Read More …

Training Week 9/10

Sorry for the late post… It’s been a busy week.  Good, but busy.  Fitting in the runs has been a struggle but I’ve managed most of them (I missed the short run on Thursday). I’m almost halfway though! My ‘running week’ ends on a Monday with the long run.  This week my training has changed Read More …