resolved

I rarely make New Year resolutions but I resolve that 2012, my 40th year, will be all about the miles. I will run the 5 mile Olympic Park Run in March. I will run my first marathon in Edinburgh in May. I will run the Great Scottish Run half marathon in Glasgow in September. I Read More …

slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Last week I was just one week into my marathon training, and already lacking motivation. This week my running has been better, even though the weather hasn’t been.  My runs have felt good. The Monday long run felt comfortable and I’m getting the hang of running a little bit slower.  The idea is to run Read More …

motivation

I’m a whole week into my marathon training and the weather is already testing my motivation. I’ve been soaked, blown about and cold.  I’ve also had some really good runs. I ran with someone for the first time in years on Thursday and enjoyed the company.  Anthony is also training for his first marathon and Read More …

strathclyde parkrun #82

I tried a different morning routine today ahead of the weekly 5K Parkrun at Strathclyde Park. Instead of falling out of bed and down the hill as close to 9.30am as possible I got up at 7:45am (on a Saturday!).  Last week I felt as if I literally ran out of energy so I was Read More …

Every journey begins with a single step

… ever a marathon. “We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” Emil Zatopek, Czech runner; winner of four Olympic gold medals To tell the truth, I’d never win a 100 meters race.  Speed over a short Read More …

The Big One

Well, yesterday brought the expected ‘Red Fleece of Rejection’ from the Virgin London Marathon.  I had entered the ballot but was unsuccessful. That left a choice. Either wait for a possible charity place for London or sign up to run in Edinburgh. I choose Edinburgh. So, I’m running the Edinburgh Marathon on 27th May 2012. Read More …