This update might be controversial. Not sure. It’ll be interesting to see what people think. Here’s the thing; I’m pretty sure I’m going to run slower on marathon day than I originally said I intended to...but on purpose. Not something you hear runners admit to everyday. And I promise I’m not sandbagging. When I first … Continue reading Running Happy: Realistic Goals
It was all going so well... Week 5 of marathon training and I’d been diligently building up the Sunday long run mileage, running up and down hills and doing some actual proper speed work. My fitness and pace seem to be on their way back and I was pleased to be heading into the heaviest … Continue reading The Yamauchi Triangle
What does it take to run a marathon? That’s a question with lots of possible answers. Some more helpful than others. We’ve all seen those memes about the need to be a special kind of idiot and all that jazz. I’d agree, not that marathon runners are idiots exactly, but it does take a certain … Continue reading What Does it Take?
What sort of vacationing runner are you? Do you forget all about getting the miles in when you're on a break, or is the thought of leaving your trainers at home enough to cause you to break out in a cold sweat? I usually plan to get all my usual runs in and throw in … Continue reading Running Holiday
You know when you decide to treat yourself to a new dress? Sometimes all the stars align and you find exactly what you're looking for - right style, right colour, maybe it's on sale at TK Maxx and is therefore so cheap it's practically in minus figures. You try it on and it looks even … Continue reading Kit Review: Stuff with Pockets!
How many half marathons have I run now...16, 17? Not counting two which came up very short for various organisational cock-up based reasons, I think it was 16 at the start of this month. Half Marathon 17 was the Newark Half in Nottinghamshire on 12th August. At a suitable point in both mine and Mr. … Continue reading Levelling Up – the Sub-2 Half
You know that feature at the front of Runner's World, 'Rave Run'? Well I had my very own one of those at the weekend. Mr. Duff and I were up in Aberdeen for a family visit. The purpose of the visit was a birthday surprise, so we were actually hiding out in Aberdeen for a … Continue reading Fit’s Adee – Old Deeside Line
Brace yourselves ladies and gents, because there are going to be a lot of pictures of food coming up. Aside from when I've eaten an especially delicious looking piece of cake (I do love cake - more on that later), I'm not really a 'let's all take pictures of what we're eating and tell the … Continue reading Food Glorious Food – The Runner’s Cookbook Review
I've been for a run tonight. Oh yes, hello - it's me. I'm still here, honest. I've just been a bit on the busy side at work. Which is fine - work is there to be done and all that - but being an archetypal A-grade Type A person with a name beginning with A … Continue reading Moving Targets
Well that was unexpected! Today was the Cancer Research Winter 10k in London. I mentioned earlier in the week that I was apprehensive about this race because I really didn't feel that I was properly trained or prepared for it. On the other hand, when I have done a bit of tempo running lately the … Continue reading Tales of the Unexpected – Cancer Research Winter Run