I’ve never been one for speed related running goals really. When I take on a race I kind of know roughly how long its going to take me to get round based on lots of years of experience. I tend to have 3 time goals 1. Best Case Scenario 2. Will be Happy with 3….

This weekend I ran the fastest 5K I have run in a while, a LONG while. In fact the last time I got anywhere close to this time was about a year ago when I was bang in the middle of my London Marathon training…and probably a stone or two lighter too. Saturdays run was not…

I have always been considered a slow runner, even when I almost dipped under 30 minutes for a parkrun (30.06 Hackney Park Run 31st May 2014) this was still pretty much considered a pretty slow time for a 5K…oh how I long to be that quick these days. But how useful is that S word anyway,…

The Clubhouse (our online running club) is almost a year old…yep launched on the 1st February 2015 we have seen more than 200 women take part in our unique virtual running club to date, from as far afield as Australia and the USA, and from most corners of the UK too. So what the hell…

Sorry ladies prepare yourself for a bit of a rant coming your way. Each week at TFTR HQ I receive loads of email and social media messages from women around the world who have just discovered my blog or my ebooks, and their messages often start with something like this…. Hi Julie, I hope you…

How we getting on ladies? Are we seeing any improvements yet? Further more are you tracking your improvements? Two great resources to help you record your progress are Baseline Record Monthly Planner But the other way we will measure improvements in by doing a regular paced run. So every 6-8 weeks you will be encouraged to…

Yesterday I sneaked out of bed, dressed in the dark and went out into the cold to tackle the 8 mile training run that was penciled into my diary as part of my preparations for this years London Marathon, in the end my Garmin informed me it was actually 9.3 miles I covered and doing the…

Hand up if you are guilty of plodding along with the minimum level of effort, and then kicking yourself for not improving your 5k times? Once you have been running for a while, or can run for 20 minutes or so without taking a walking break you may start to think about how to improve…

Many of you will know that I don’t normally focus on speed when talking about running, because I believe as long as you run you are a runner regardless of speed, and continuously beating yourself up or comparing yourself to other runners is unhelpful and demotivating. But over the last few months I have been…

I have been doing parkrun since 2008 when a friend encouraged me to go to Wimbledon Common to take part, I didn’t realise at that point that there were ones closer to me, but it was worth the early morning schlep across town and signalled the start of a new way of spending my Saturday…

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