T.A.P.E.R 2 weeks 4 sleeps to go!

T. is for Team mates & training. Training has been tough and I've mostly got it done even the epic 36 miler, I wobbled on Friday after a long drive to the lakes and a fear of the word Time trial and I did 14 miles not 16 and no speed, well I tried and... Continue Reading →

Oh the pain…. 

No not the legs, not the muscle soreness from strength and conditioning. Bloomin TOOTHACHE!! and the loss of a major run from my major important to me, running plan. It has been going well, really well.  Runs have been good, I even managed a reasonable 10k last week and my body has been feeling strong after... Continue Reading →

Putting the Fun back in the run

That's it, that's what's been missing 'FUN'  It's simple really, why did I start and why did I keep running? because, ultimately it was fun.  What's happened then where's the fun gone? It has got squashed under a pile of expectation, possibilities and goals that are not just my own, they're other people's goals and... Continue Reading →

What! You’re going to run 10 marathons in 10 days? #10in10

Oh yes I do believe I am. I've spent a few years making excuses, why not to enter it and then, this year in the year of just do it, I've only gone and done it - I applied, put together my fundraising plan, detailed my running achievements and then waited patiently to here. Well... Continue Reading →

I asked for one marathon tip from fellow runners

  Here's what they said........  "Make sure part of your long run is done at race pace" "Don't stop before 26.2ish miles " "Don't go off to fast on the start. You will burn out sooner and struggle with your pacing at the later stages! "Do the training! "Don't take on a marathon unless your... Continue Reading →

Coach – a simple overview

Can understand what's needed from and for, each individual Offers guidance and support through knowledge and understanding. Able to see the whole picture Creator of your plan but not dictator of your plan Happy to give feedback and more so to get feedback   Simple things that coaches are and simple things that coaches do,... Continue Reading →


Define Reason: noun a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event. "she asked him to return, but didn't give a reason" synonyms: cause, grounds, ground, basis, rationale; motive, motivation, purpose, point, aim, intention, objective, goal, occasion, impetus, inducement, incentive; explanation, justification, case, argument, defence, apology, vindication, excuse, pretext, rationalization; warrant; the whys and... Continue Reading →

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