After an easier week to consolidate a very good block of training, ending in a good run at Stamford, the plan was to push on with a couple of good quality weeks ready for The Hague on the 8th. Continue reading
This was the third consecutive year we’d ran this as it now forms part of Jo’s tried & tested London Marathon build up. Having won it two years ago & coming 2nd last year I was keen on putting in a decent showing again this year. In reality the competition looked far tougher with Aaron Scott (last year’s winner in a new course record) & Neil Renault both racing. However this was the first year I’d been properly fit for the race & could therefore aim for a big course best at least. Continue reading
Everything is relative, & after last week which was definitely a highlight in terms of quality of training this week definitely counts as easy! The plan was to freshen up a bit for Stamford 30K on Sunday & be able to take it out hard with Neil & anybody else who turns up to race!
Mon 9/2 pm 9.7M Relaxed. Felt surprisingly good tonight & dropped onto a reasonable pace quite easily. Kept everything in check though! Continue reading
Coming off a good January with consistent training I started the week feeling good, happy to be making good progress & in the knowledge that Sunday’s time wasn’t a reflection on the shape I’m in.
As I’m now used to the loading, this week sees the intensity & frequency of sessions & quality runs picking up so the key is managing that & continuing the progress towards The Hague & London. Continue reading
Time to race at last! After being ill through from mid-November to New Year this was long overdue.
I was pleased to come off another big week with some quality & feel ready for another week’s hard graft. Getting used to the load of marathon training & gradually managing to introduce some more quality work. I’ll be glad to have a race at the end of the week to break things up a bit!
Mon 26/1 am 4.1M Easy, pm 9.2M Relaxed inc strides. Didn’t feel too bad today, kept the effort nice & easy with tomorrow night’s session in mind.