The running week (12-18th September)
Training Update

The running week (12-18th September)

Here’s my training for the week after the Great North Run, where poor nutrition set me back. Sunday was race day. I ran a PB, but didn’t eat well for the rest of the day. After the race, I had…

View Post
Down with the kids
Training

Down with the kids

FOR my first session after the Great North Run, I decided to try something different. I’ve signed up to four sessions training with a group targeting the cross-country season. And while I have no intention of setting foot on the…

View Post
Going into meltdown after the GNR
Great North Run

Going into meltdown after the GNR

AFTER the Great North Run, my body has gone into meltdown. During the race, I developed a blood blister on my foot, which is still throbbing eight days later. Then the day after the race, I developed a huge cold sore on my face.…

View Post
A great weekend at the Great North Run, even if the pacing wasn’t quite perfect
Great North Run

A great weekend at the Great North …

I did it! I took part in the world’s biggest half marathon, raising money for Action for Children. It was a fantastic day. The atmosphere was amazing, with thousands of people running for charity or in memory of loved ones.…

View Post
Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle
Great North Run

Good night, Vienna. Good morning, Newcastle

THE Great North Run is only days away. I was hoping to report that my last few weeks of training had been a great success, but I can’t. They’ve been a disaster. I’ve been ill, not at death’s door or…

View Post