Good morning/afternoon/evening reader (delete as appropriate), and welcome to my first ever blog post. Before I start, let me apologise for a few things.....
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone. I know I know, I should have had another post before now, but It's amazing how time flies on the weekend, and you just don't get the time to get around to posting something - however small. One of the reasons for that is that I had been using my work laptop … Continue reading The New York Marathon – 26.2 Miles, 5 Boroughs, Conquered (Part 3 – Making it to the End)
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone, I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving and haven't got sick of eating Turkey yet. As someone who isn't American, Thanksgiving is a new concept to me. You are always asked what you are thankful for, and in the last year the support of friends and family as I did this "marathon … Continue reading The New York Marathon – 26.2 Miles, 5 Bridges, 5 Boroughs, Conquered (Part 2 – Giving Thanks to Brooklyn and Queens).
Part 1 of my review of the 2017 NYC Marathon
Good morning/afternoon/evening. As I write this, at 1pm on Sunday, it is crazy to think that this time next week I'll be out on the NY marathon course. To say I've come a long way from 2 years ago, when I drunkenly agreed to start running again is an understatement. It would be sad to … Continue reading Rain Rain Go Away! Don’t Come Back Next Sunday.
I promised I'd be back this week with a more in depth review of the Staten Island half marathon, and here I am. Before that, it's been another enjoyable week, even though I may have not been "by the book". This week I ran 5 miles on Wednesday, 4 on Thursday, 8 on Friday and … Continue reading Reviewing the Staten Island half Marathon.
Good morning/afternoon/evening. I don't know if anyone has said this previously, but one thing I now know about training for a Marathon is that it us full of ups and downs. Not just the hills that we run over, but psychologically. In my last post, I mentioned that it was a difficult run for me, … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Training.
Good morning/afternoon/night to you all. "And we turn into the home straight" is something that I would guess all runners likely look forward to from the time they cross the start line. In terms of my training for the NY Marathon, we are now 2/3 of the way through and I like to think of … Continue reading 6 Weeks to go, Hot Stuff?
Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone. As I write this, I know that in 9 weeks time I will have finished the NY marathon (touch wood) or at least the marathon will be finished. It is starting to get serious now in terms of the running - since the last time I posted I have done the following … Continue reading 9 weeks to go – I did the Carteret Half Marathon!
My training for the New York Marathon has now gone through 6 out of 17 weeks, a little over 1/3 of the way there. So far, I've had to run a total of 104 miles in the 'running' part of the training, which is usually 3 shorter runs in the space of 3 days and … Continue reading 6 Weeks In – It’s Been Emotional?