Today’s workout

Today's workout was a late one. I regularly go to a Body Pump class at 5.30pm and I find this motivates me to do a little cardio beforehand. As I am currently training for my first half marathon, I need as much practise as I can get. I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to … Continue reading Today’s workout

Guest Post: How the right running shoes can enhance your performance

I’m of the opinion – and I’m sure that I’m not alone - that when it comes to running, preparation is the best way of ensuring success and achieving the results that you want. Preparation covers a wide array of things, the first and foremost being your physical training. You don’t need me to tell … Continue reading Guest Post: How the right running shoes can enhance your performance

Running in the summer heat

    OH MY! What a glorious day it is in Scotland. Its set to be real summer weather all week so I've been looking forward to slotting in some nice wee runs with nice scenery and no fear of being 'rained off'. I woke up late today - about 10am -and wanted to hydrate … Continue reading Running in the summer heat

Rainy day workout

  The weather here in Scotland is pretty poor at the moment, so going outdoor running has become a bit depressing. This week I mixed it up and did some running on the treadmill and added in a little leg and ab work. Above you can see my nike app recorded my time and speed. … Continue reading Rainy day workout

Speed Running… getting there slowly

 My half-marathon training plan calls for one speed run per week, increasing in length by ten minutes each week. As a reasonably new runner, I find this incredibly hard. My sole concern when I go out is to maintain the ability to 'keep running' until the moment I reach my front door, so I definitely … Continue reading Speed Running… getting there slowly

Today’s workout

I slept in ridiculously late today, knowing full well it was 'long run' day. Alas, when I finally dragged myself out of bed it proved to be a wonderful day to get outdoors and do some running. Here in Scotland sunny weather is unusual so I was pleased to see some of it on my … Continue reading Today’s workout

Running on a Fast Day

I am currently in the middle of my first week on the Fast Diet, and about one third of the way through my half marathon training plan. Were the two made to work together? You'd be surprised. Athletes studied during occasional fasting showed no negative changes in relation to speed, power, agility, endurance or passing … Continue reading Running on a Fast Day

Update: Half-marathon training

  I thought I better write an update on my half-marathon training, not because any exciting developments have been made, but because I fear people will think I was lying when I said I signed up for it. I am definitely doing the training, I guess I'm just quietly getting on with it and hoping … Continue reading Update: Half-marathon training