Obnoxious recovery

With the week off work preparing for the big day on Friday, I'm getting a rare opportunity to do my running in the warmth of midday. You can see the run here. Today's session was a short course Fartlek, simply meaning the 'on' parts were shorter than a similar session on Monday. This means I... Continue Reading →

Over clothed again

First of the longer runs of the week today, and after yesterday's thoughts on wearing the appropriate clothing whilst running, I swiftly made the same mistake again today! It's funny how quickly you realise you've made a mistake with your clothing, with it probably taking less than a mile to know you're too hot. As... Continue Reading →

Fartlek to start a big week

So it's the beginning of a new week and one which is no doubt going to be one of the biggest and most memorable of my life, for on Friday i'm getting married. Probably less than 5 hours after I finish my easy 'pre-wedding' run! Usually I can go through training sessions with a fair... Continue Reading →

Long run and week 1 roundup

That's week one of the new season finished then in the usual manner, the long run. I had a number of things on today so did those first then got out the door at around 5:30pm. Earlier in the week I talked about how nice it was to head out on a run with a... Continue Reading →

Silence the inner voice

"I really want to use these sessions to try and dial in the ability to feel my pace." During this base building phase Saturday's will become the tempo run day. This is a chance to run a fair bit harder for longer than I would be doing for the rest of the week. I know... Continue Reading →

My 2 reasons for a Friday easy run

Positioning an easy day on the Friday serves two purposes for me. First off it gets the body moving and shakes out the previous 4 days of training. Secondly it warms through the body ready for a tough couple of weekend days. On my specified easy days the distance and pace are both a lot... Continue Reading →

The power of reversing routes

"It’s surprising how you pick up on different elements of the same roads when reversing routes." A second Fartlek of the week this morning, with this one being all about the incorporating shorter and sharper repetitions. That is following the session on Monday morning where there was more of a focus longer periods of running.... Continue Reading →

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