Half Marathon Fallout

I ended my last post (the Coventry Half Marathon Race Report) by claiming that I was happy with my performance and time for the race. At the time, I was, and I still am now, but there was a large part of the Sunday afternoon where I was questioning myself Read more…

Coventry Half Race Weekend

It feels like an age since I booked the Coventry Half Marathon and this weekend, the time has finally arrived. I can’t quite work out whether I’m excited, nervous, or just looking forward to getting it over and done with. After all, training for it has not been particularly enjoyable. Read more…

Training for a Hilly Race

The Coventry half marathon is now just three weeks away, and I have been taking a look at the route in preparation for the big day. Following last year’s cancellation, I last ran Coventry in 2017, but they have altered the route slightly for this year’s race, and I have Read more…

Making up for Missed Runs

Running a blog and offering help and advice to fellow runners is one thing, but I’m also a runner myself and I know first-hand that advice given, even with the best of intentions, is not always advice that we wish to follow. Therefore, following that same advice is quite something Read more…

5k Race Time

This weekend sees the first of my goal races for 2019. OK, so it’s only a parkrun, but I’ve been training well for this now for the past 10 weeks, and it will all come to a head inside 21-22 minutes on Saturday at Coventry parkrun. I’ve been trying for Read more…

Free Training Plans?

A friend of mine recently asked me for advice on a training plan to follow for a half marathon that they were thinking of doing. It was a similar time last year when I recommended MY ASICS to him in preparation for the Stratford half that he had recently signed Read more…

Training for a Faster 5k

The 5k is a great distance as it’s so inclusive. It caters for the sub-16, sometimes even sub-15 veterans whilst also being great for couch-to-5k beginners looking to begin their running journey. Whilst the half marathon is my favourite race distance, 5k is one I often come back to in Read more…

2018 in Review

When looking back, the human mind has a way of searching for negatives before it does the positives. Sitting here now, thinking back to my 2018 of running, the immediate memory that springs to mind is my shin injury that developed a few weeks out from the Stratford Half Marathon. Read more…