The running week (20-26 June)
Training Update

The running week (20-26 June)

GETTING my confidence back after my fitness assessment was the priority for last week. Here’s my training. On Monday I was so afraid to run that I went to the gym instead. I pottered about on the rower, bike and cross trainer,…

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Who knew I was getting it so wrong?
Fitness Assessment

Who knew I was getting it so …

I RUN like a duck. This is the verdict of two high performance coaches and physiotherapists who put me through my paces last Sunday morning. I run like a duck, but not just any old duck. I run like a duck who carries…

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The running week (13-19 June)
Training Update

The running week (13-19 June)

It was an eventful week last week. I had a fall on Thursday and fitness testing yesterday, which both knocked me off my feet! Here’s how training looked. Monday: I started with a

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The sting in the nettle
Races

The sting in the nettle

ON the day of the Barnsley Boundary 72-mile relay race, there was one thing on everyone’s mind. Nettles! Nasty, stinging, ten-foot high nettles. With all the rain in the last week, the nettles had shot up and out. They blocked paths…

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The gain without the pain
hill training

The gain without the pain

TO become a better runner, you have to train to overload, pushing yourself to run faster for longer. I understand the concept, I just wish it didn’t have to hurt quite so much. Because it does hurt. It hurts a lot. Take…

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