It’s been about 8 weeks since I last blogged. It’s not because I’ve not wanted to, it’s more because I’ve not really had anything interesting to say. I could have carried on blurting out how well I’m doing and seeking praise for everything, but I didn’t start this for me. I started doing this because … More Weeks 17 to 24 – It’s been a while! #brightonhero #brainybunch #parkrun #greatsouthrun
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.