The last leg

I have been in training for the Edinburgh marathon for what feels like forever. Actually I’ve only been training in earnest for just over four months, but now it is beginning to drag. I have lost the motivation to stick to my training plan, but stick to it I begrudgingly am. The last marathon IContinue reading “The last leg”

I’m committed now!

200 miles in, 800 to go. There’s no turning back now! This morning I passed the 200 mile mark on my quest to run 1,000 miles this year. On a challenge like this, the first part is particularly tough. Firstly, because you’ve got to get yourself into a fairly strict routine which is never easyContinue reading “I’m committed now!”

Back on the marathon trail

I’m on the marathon training trail. Again. Just over four years ago I ran my first marathon, in Birmingham. Since then I’ve branched out into doing trail running, experimented with wild running and obstacle races, did some lockdown run-challenges and fundraising with my club (Green Heart Runners), and twice had the Edinburgh marathon postponed dueContinue reading “Back on the marathon trail”

Edinburgh Marathon Training: Long run | 15 miles | 8th March 2020

This was an interesting one. I decided to take some fruity squash drinks with me today on account of the increasing mileage. This meant taking my belt, which meant I could also take my phone. On a whim I also decided to take my earphones (I rarely do) since I would have my phone, andContinue reading “Edinburgh Marathon Training: Long run | 15 miles | 8th March 2020”