Tagged: parkrun

I feel the need, the need for speed

When I was in the midst of my Marathon training there was one thing that became clear. Having the structured training plan was really helping me. I therefore made the decision that once my races were over I would focus myself on a new target with a plan. The target...

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Barford Power Station non-parkrun

Among the many things that have fallen foul of COVID-19 has been the weekly opportunity to run at parkrun. Now with my sons football, often I couldn’t make it on a Saturday morning but when I did make it down, it wouldn’t feel like I’d been away. However, I know...

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Marathon Training – Week 11

I don’t know if it is the fact I’m now on the home straight, or that I was back at work this week. However, the week has flown by and suddenly we’re down to just 5 weeks until the first Marathon. I won’t lie, I am starting to feel a...

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Marathon Training – Week 8 – Halfway There

In the words of Bon Jovi, “whoa we’re halfway there”! In some ways it doesn’t seem very long at all since I started this 16wk training plan. However, 8 weeks down and I am halfway to Manchester (and then London). After a new longest (again!) last Sunday, Monday was a...

Marathon training – Week 4

It’s strange really. After two weeks that included the “disruption” of Christmas and New Year, this was the week I managed have a wobble with my training plan! Where possible in this training plan, I’m trying to get my miles in before the rest of the house is awake. That...

Marathon Training – Week 3

After all of the travelling last week, this week was at least going to be a bit closer to home for the bulk. However, with New Years Day in the mix, it was still never going to be a “normal” week. Monday was a rest day and I really needed...

Marathon Training – Week 1

As I have written a few times, in April 2020 I will be taking on my first (and then second) marathon. I’ve done plenty of halfs, but now is the time to make the leap to the full 26. Unlike when I have trained for shorter events, this time I...

Return to Rothwell parkrun

Since getting into parkrun, I have really enjoyed the tourism element. A third of my runs have come away from home. However, one thing I hadn’t done was return to do any a second time. With my marathon training plan calling for a parkrun or similar, and being away from...