I loved the Brighton Marathon. And I will never, ever do it again. "Oh, everyone says that," say my veteran marathoner friends. "I said that when I finished my first, and look, here I am on marathon number 59!" But I actually think that (barring some kind of lottery win where I can give up … Continue reading Why I Won’t Run Another Marathon
Running is like drinking alcohol. For a start, they are both things I enjoy. There is a certain irony to this statement, as since I started marathon training I have hardly drunk any alcohol at all. But examine the evidence: Running 5km is like a tasty pint of beer. You can do it in your … Continue reading Running is like…
Something yesterday reminded me that after my Dublin Marathon 2016 fiasco, I made a bullet pointed list of things to remember for next time. I had a dig in my computer and found the following in a Word file entitled "Things I Learned From My First Marathon": Four gels is plenty. Any more will just … Continue reading Things I Learned From My First Marathon
Today Brighton Marathon Weekend posted a photo on their Facebook page of two suspiciously cheerful men named Sam and Rob approaching the Brighton Marathon finish line pushing a young girl in a wheelchair, with the caption "3 weeks to go! Are you ready?" Am I ready? Let's see. I suppose I am ready, a bit like … Continue reading Are You Ready?
I'll spare you a long entry on last night's Chase The Moon, as it's the fifth I've been to and this could get repetitive! I ran it slowly as a "recovery run", hence a time of 38:27. I didn't look at my watch for the whole race, and I made it my mission to get … Continue reading The Final Chase The Moon
A bit of a rant before I set off on today's run. As you may recall, I've suffered a bit with the weather lately, completing runs in minus eight wind chill, thick snow, driving wind and rain, and slippery ice. Yesterday was supposed to be my long run day and today my yoga day. However, … Continue reading A Rant