I have a fair bit of time to improve my fitness before having to start a 20 week marathon training regime to get across that finish line. So getting out regularly is really improving my fitness levels. I’ve got pretty firm calf muscles now and I think there has been some body shape reduction although … More Week 16 – Steps! #brightonhero #parkrun #brainybunch #500MilestoBrighton
I started week 11 quite pumped by my Newham 10k run. Week 10 was certainly a high, so I was looking forward to continuing my training. Sadly I only got out twice this week, my evening 2.2 mile loop and the parkrun on Saturday. This week for a change we ran Sittingbourne parkrun. I didn’t … More Weeks 11 to 15 – A blip, a holiday and an injury!
This week I have had to up my training and I’ve covered more distance than any other week to date. Thankfully the weather has been cooler so it has made it a much more pleasant experience than the last couple of weeks. Sadly due to a busy day Monday, I didn’t get home in time … More Week 10 – Achievement Unlocked!
Week 9 was not a very good week for running. Whilst I had every intention of going out more than twice, the hottest week of the year meant it didn’t happen! Monday I went out with Medway Runners. I did a 3.2 mile run around St Mary’s Island, Chatham. Whilst the temperature was a little … More Week 9 – Hot hot hot! #500MilestoBrighton #TheBrainyBunch
I’ve had two and a half weeks off of running and don’t I know it! I restarted my training after my USA trip back at Great Lines this Saturday. It’s another run under my belt, but boy did I feel it. I managed the first 2.5km non stop and I managed to not get lapped … More Week 8 – Restart!
These two weeks were always going to be a little different and I am sorry that I haven’t updated you on them. That is mainly because I haven’t actually done much running. The main reason for this being that I went to Milwaukee and Chicago on holiday. I managed to get out on one run … More Week 6 & 7 – Joining a new group and then going on holiday!
This week didn’t pan out quite as I wanted. I am still yet to get out for 4 runs in a week and this was due to a mixture of feeling lethargic and the heat! It has been really muggy in Medway the past 7 days. I delayed my Monday run to 8 o’clock in … More Week 5 – The Lethargic Lonely Road.
Running really isn’t a cheap sport! Another £13.98 spent this week (after last week’s £32 for the Great Newham Run entry), this time on a Parkrun barcode bracelet so I no longer have to carry a paper one in my one and only (butt) pocket! It was another worthy purchase but surely I have everything … More Week 4 – British Weather and yet more expense!
It was a bit of a different week this week. There have been some ups and downs but the week has ended on a bit of a high. Here is why….. I went out for my normal little 2.2 mile loop on Monday. The run felt laboured and it was my slowest recorded time. I’m … More Week 3 – The highs and lows of training.
Running is something we can all do. It’s free. Just put on your running gear and trainers, walk out the front door, then off you go. No need for expensive gym memberships! Well that is the idea anyway. In theory it is true, but as I found out to my detriment at The Brighton Marathon … More Week 2 – Preparation and getting on with it.