My first blog post – what is this all about?

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.....

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9 weeks to go – I did the Carteret Half Marathon!

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!

Double figure milage is tough!

Good morning/afternoon/evening dear reader. In the few weeks since I last posted, I've went up to 9.5 and then 11 miles of running today in preparation for next week's Brooklyn half marathon. To say today's 11 miles was tough is an understatement. Last week, I felt really good after 9.5 miles that you wouldn't think … Continue reading Double figure milage is tough!

A Scotsman running in the… Scottish Run? Not this year.

I encountered the first disappointment of running in 2017 this year. New York Road Runners have had a 10k race for the past few years in association with the New York Tartan week festivities, but didn't do so this year. As a Scotsman, the chance to run in a race dedicated to your country was … Continue reading A Scotsman running in the… Scottish Run? Not this year.

The Other Training – Bridge Training.

Good morning/afternoon/evening all. When you think of training for a marathon, obviously the first thing you think about is the training to run the 26.2 miles you have to cover. However, that's only half the battle I feel I will have to face come November. I'll also need to train myself to get over the … Continue reading The Other Training – Bridge Training.