Run Hackney Half Training – 2 Weeks To Go!

I wish I could report that I was feeling more motivated/stronger than ever/ready to tackle that half marathon in 10 days but, sadly, I am not. Four days of run training I had scheduled…let’s start with the good, shall we? 2 x 2.5mile (ish) runs – one hill training & one speed session. Hills I…

Shoulder + Core Circuit

A few weeks ago I gave my gorgeous friend Nikita (blogger over at Kitamode) a personal training session. She’d told me previously thats she wanted to work her upper body, and so I created a modified version of this circuit for her…I’m calling it the Shoulder Shredder. Circuit training (also known as high intensity interval…

Run Hackney Half Training – 3 Weeks To Go!

I really cannot be bothered with training for Run Hackney any more. Last week was tough; I couldn’t get the motivation to run, I felt tired all the time and when I tried to run just five miles (when on the Sunday previous I’d run 10.5) I couldn’t, and I gave up mid-run, in the…

Run Hackney Half Training – 4 Weeks To Go!

Training for a half marathon is hard work. This week was tough. I’m lacking in motivation, I’m going through a stressful personal time, and to top it all off, I’m (TMI warning) pre-menstrual. This was reflected in my eating habits this week – I overeat when I’m stressed and I did so a few times…

Run Hackney Half Training – 5 Weeks To Go

I was dreading this week’s 9 miler from the Monday. The furthest I’ve ever run was 8 miles (interval running, earlier this year). After having such a great 8 mile run in Zürich last week, I was sure I wouldn’t be able to have another great run, 1 mile further than I’ve even ran non-stop before.…

Run Hackney Half Training – 6 Weeks To Go

I started off training this week by killing two birds with one stone – I ran home from work on Tuesday (hashtag RunCommute) and was surprised to see I had an average pace of 9’49 p/m. So that left me feeling pretty good and ready to tackle the 5 horrendous miles I had to do on Thursday.…

Run Hackney Half Training – 7 Weeks To Go

Last year, I signed up for the Nike Run to the Beat Half Marathon (RTTB). I’d run a few 5Ks & tried to run at least once a week (I had personal training sessions three times a week) and I wanted to see if I could train and improve my fitness levels enough to do…

Faith Will Make You A Better Runner

“Feed your faith, and your doubts will starve to death.” – Unknown I think running is probably one of the most difficult forms of exercise. It’s extremely physically draining; a beginner may run for two minutes and feel as though their heart & lungs are on fire. Running is also the only exercise that I’m…

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