Rubbish week (and evaluating stuff)

So things were going well. I’d run a Parkrun and then 11 miles the next day. I was feeling good, and I was feeling positive. I was feeling smug, because everyone around me seemed to be going down with colds or getting ill, and I wasn’t. I was enjoying it all. Then, last Friday, I…

Running faster (longer)

Jan (my husband) has always maintained that you don’t need to notch up a serious number of miles to run a marathon, but you do have to make sure you do a long run, and that you increase the length of that long run over time…. and that you run your long run at a…

Freethorpe 10 mile (race)

This was my first race since the Great Yarmouth 10K in October. I was hoping to get under 1.40. Well… I was secretly hoping to get down to about 1.35…. I finished in 1.35.26. I have mixed feelings about this. I am proud. And I am pleased that I am obviously getting fitter. I ran…

Running like a 6 year-old

I unexpectedly ran the Parkrun yesterday. I ran it with with my 6-year-old son. It was a fabulous experience, and a really valuable one, too. We started off too far back in the pack, really, because we spent the first half-lap just running past people. But I had no idea how F would cope with…

Landmark run

When I first started running again, I had a few interim goals in my head, as well as the long-term marathon goal (for May this year). Primarily, I wanted to get to the point where I was enjoying running, and it wasn’t a chore any more. I wrote about that here. And there were various…

Home turf

When I first started blogging, I wrote about a trip home, where I got to run “down memory lane” over the hills next to the sea. Someone has just released a film showing the area really nicely. And it’s beautiful. Worth a watch! It’s home turf. Literally. It’s the hills and cliffs that I grew…

On a roll

A good few days. I ran 8 miles on Saturday, almost on a whim. I went out alone, and a bit later than usual, so it was light. What a treat! I ran round the marshes, the woods, the park. It felt glorious. At times, I glanced at my watch and I was running at…