What a week!

It’s race week! The week I have been looking forward to ages….and it’s all gone a bit tits up. I started the week feeling excited, I couldn’t wait to get to the expo and then attend the running awards on Thursday and I’ve been SO excited for race day. I was at my parents on…

1 week till London!

Well- we’re nearly there.  We’ve made it this far and we’re on the final stretch.  This week is all about looking after ourselves and getting to race day feeling rested and confident. My training plan has been going pretty well.  Last week I did my LSR on Monday after cheering at Brighton Marathon on Sunday….

2 weeks till London!

How exciting is that?! Just 2 weeks till London….14 days…..3336 hours……20160 minutes…..you get the idea! Exciting times indeed!  Pre marathon can be equally scary & exciting.  It’s time to taper, relax, look after ourselves and get organised. Firstly: There’s going to be loads of advice flying about over the next 2 weeks about what you…

Reebok Marathon Training Day

On Saturday 4th March I was lucky enough to attend the Reebok Marathon Training Day at Sweatshop, Trump Street. I has to leave early to get to work but I was there for most of the sessions. Shaun Dixon : Running Coach Running your best Marathon There are 35,000+ people running on marathon day but…

3 weeks since Barcelona-3 weeks till London

Week Beginning March 13th My training this week has gone pretty well.  A run was planned for the Tuesday after the marathon but after arriving home from Barcelona late Monday and then a 14 hour day of work on the Tuesday I put it off and didn’t do it till Thursday.  It was just an…

Dancing on the streets of Barcelona

My 11th Marathon …..Marathon #1 of 2017 I got talked into doing this one at New Years and I’m so glad that I went for it.  Having never spent any time in Barcelona before I am now in love with it, it is a fabulous city and I am already missing the Sangria and Tapas….

Training Plan-7 weeks till London…

…New kit &  1 week till Barcelona! The training plan is going well so far.  I’m really enjoying having a focus on a plan that’s tailor made for me for a change (as I don’t usually get a plan to stick to- I make up my own). Tuesday This week started with: 10-15min Warm Up Dynamic Mobility…

Training Plan : Week 2

Wednesday I shifted the first workout from Tuesday to Wednesday as I wasn’t fully recovered from being ill at the weekend and had a long day of work too. The first work out of the week was intervals and dynamic mobility drills.  I’m using the ‘Interval Run’ app on the iPhone which allows me to…

#Floatridelondon

  As I’m running the London Marathon as part of the Reebok Team I got an awesome delivery on Wednesday. I was getting myself motivated & ready to head out to do some intervals and mobility drills that were on my training plan when motivation arrived in a box. They fit well and they’re really…

A blog about a blog

The lovely Dr. Juliet McGrattan recently did an interview with me for her regular Active Women feature on her website.  It was an honour to feature & I’m really happy with it. Have a read of it here: Active Women Interview Juliet is a fabulous GP & runner who is always ready to offer advice and…

Week 1 of the Training Plan

I’m running the London Marathon as part of the Reebok Team.  As part of that I get a running coach, Shaun Dixon, who has made me a personal training plan.  It’s very exciting as I’ve never had a tailor made plan before….to be honest I don’t normally follow a plan at all, I draw myself…

London Marathon 2017: Meet The Experts

I found out that I’m running the 2017 London Marathon on Wednesday Feb 1st (which you can read all about HERE).  It was very exciting and I can’t wait to run it as part of the Reebok team. On Saturday February 4th I was lucky enough to go to the London Marathon Meet the Experts day at…