Thank goodness it was only a 20-mile weekend

So for the last 2 weekends I’ve been running 10 miles sat 20 miles sun as per my Rory Coleman training plan for the 6-day 225km Coastal Challenge in Costa Rica this Feb. But this week was an ‘easy’ week, so I only had to do 10 miles sun. And what a...

The secret to enjoyable uphill running

I used to dread hill training. In my book it meant slogging your guts out, an eyeballs out effort that left you hanging at the top, only to be repeated the moment you got down again. I hated it, and therefore, sadly avoided it, and did not enjoy running uphill. I...

I feel dead

Man I feel dead, just dead dead tired. Bodily tired. Exhausted. Arms all floppy, legs lethargic, I had to stop for a wee rest like an old person half way up the stairs into work this morning! And I can’t face offering to do the tea round this morning because I...

What’s that grunting behind the hedge?

That grunting noise is Claire Maxted doing press ups, the plank (arghhh I HATE the plank) and sit ups as per my coach Rory Coleman circuit strength training plan. I do them every Tuesday lunch at work, and as I am still flat out refusing to use a gym (we’ll see...
Weirdest thought on a run, ever

Weirdest thought on a run, ever

Is it just me, or do weird thoughts start popping into your head during long runs? 17 miles in to my scheduled 20 miler today along the beautifully duney, woody, beachy East Norfolk Coast, my brain said the weirdest thing.   “Why do humans have 5 digits on...