100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

I’m naturally a worrier.  Always have been, and always will be. But in the run up to Race to the Stones, I’ve tried my best to push that little bugger aside, and not panic about the miles ahead. This was all going swimmingly, until I woke up this morning from a crap night’s sleep with nerves sloshing around in me. I haven’t really felt frightened, … Continue reading 100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

RDC GO SOUTH : DULWICH MIDSUMMER 5K

Last night RDC ventured South of the river and toed the sunny starting line for the Dulwich Midsummer 5K. This was my first 5K race to date, and it was nothing but brutal! A chilled green route, though, with a large and small lap of the park, and a sneaky hill in the middle. Managed a first female place, thanks to having my lovely teammates … Continue reading RDC GO SOUTH : DULWICH MIDSUMMER 5K

TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

This weekend’s long run was was fuelled by rum and ginger beer, and hydrated by a torrential downpour or two. 34 or so delightful miles around and about town, and the longest of my training runs in the bag. Three weeks and counting until we take to the hills for Race To The Stones, where I’ll be packing as much Mancunian pride as I can. … Continue reading TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

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100K TRAINING UPDATE : RACE TO THE STONES

On paper, some ultra training programmes can look like a hefty amount of miles, and not much variety. It depends what route you choose to go down, and what training is best for you. But I’ve been trying to prevent any monotony, in juggling speed work with endurance. In the lead up to my first ultra, I was really thankful for the long, steady pace, … Continue reading 100K TRAINING UPDATE : RACE TO THE STONES