It is almost 10am on a Sunday morning and I have just woke up without the aid of an alarm clock, or the enthusiastic musings of a 4 year old. I have had childcare all weekend, however I did not wake up and think about going for a run or signing in for the 11am…

Did I ever tell you the sad tale of the running machine that lived behind my front room door? No? Ok, here it is…. A few years back I thought it would be a good idea to buy a running machine, I’m not exactly sure what prompted it because I didn’t have any children at that…

I must admit when I first took up running I was a bit of a fair weather runner. The mere chance of rain or worst still the potential for mud (uuurgghh) and I would simply cancel my training run and wait until things had cleared up. But these days I have learned to embrace the…

There is a moment in the journey of ever plus sized runner, when you realise you are in fact an ATHLETE!!! Not there yet? Trust me it will come. For me it was never about running a particular distance, or beating a PB (Personal Best) I became an athlete the moment I decided to stop…

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…

This morning while working hard to maintain a consistent pace around my breezy and damp local parkrun I thought to myself Wow, if I’m finding this tough how the hell am I gonna cope with tomorrows planned 15 miler? As you may know I am marathon training, with just 56 days 5 hours and 32 minutes to…

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…

I know many of you are waiting for my blow by blow account of yesterdays Tough Mudder course, however I think I am still in a state of shock and my mind is unable to truly process what it went through during those 4 and a half hours (yes you read that right 270 gruelling…

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