Thursday, October 27, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
The Dales Trails DT40 trail marathon which was to be in 3 weeks time...a race which has been extended to full marathon distance will be my first marathon distance race since the Kielder marathon last year. The DT40 would be closely followed by the Coastal Trail Ultra marathon in the North York Moors a week later, and possibly a charity marathon a week after that with Brendan Randell who did the #RunMalawi recently. I must be mad, the prospect of 3 marathons in 3 weeks is daunting but I believe I have done the training this year and it will be more the mental endurance required to keep on going, perseverance in the face of physical and a willingness to recover in between.
I just need to get the legs back after holiday running and too many chips and burgers. when I got back to work 2 weeks ago... I was determined the first day back at work was a lunch time hill repeat session 3.5 miles of about 1000ft, its amazing what you can squeeze into life when you want to. I have put in some longer runs and one of my own #EastChevin10 hill repeat sessions which is 4200ft climbing (x10 reps of about 400+ft ) in Otley with a distance of 13.5ish miles. This prepared me really well for the Round Sheffield Run in June.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
I'm away on my holidays and I am at a campsite for a conference called 'New Life' not too far from Dartmoor so there's a plan! I love the moors, there is something about the bleakness that I like, with the rocks sticking out on the horizon, there always seems to be a craggy oasis in the wilderness that draws you on.
New routes coming up, I'll probably get lost but hey ho, I might as well go for an early run than queue for the showers.
I think the week will involve much running about as I help sort purchasing for the event, just how far can I go.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
This blog is to be my endurance running journey, somewhat bound to the rest of life as it needs to fit in with faith, family, friends. learning to take time out, but squeezing in hill repeats for lunch at work and enjoying the long runs on the moors to keep me sane. Seeking out local urban elevation and using it, because I don't live with moors on my doorstep.