They are mild introductions to running at different paces and training in a more structured and considered way. The Spice training plans are ideally suited to those runners who have run their first 5k, 10k or half marathon and want to move on to improving
Sunday was wet and breezy and that was great. 11,600 people ran and 900 lost their timing chips in the rain – including a friend of ours and he finished in 1:28, so I hope they can give him an official time from the photographs crossing the line.
How did I do? Well I survived and with no injuries at all. 13 miles on hard roads and cobbles in off road shoes and it was the fastest
The weather’s dry and bright. The earth paths are warm underfoot but the grass is cool. I’m itching to run this whole 1.75 mile lap barefoot but with the Half Marthon on Saturday it would be stupid to build up a blister now. So instead I increased from my usual 1 mile to 1.45 miles.
I’ll often do a set of moving (not emotionally) warm ups when I’m running up here and when I was
Today is my last training session before the Bristol Half, so I decided to run the same intervals sessions around The Downs to build up my speed – a little late, I know.
I don’t know what it is but I am so much more comfortable with distance than speed – I seldom feel that I can really push myself into really going any faster. I’m probably just not putting the training in.
This Bank Holiday weekend presents the last chance for a long training run before the Bristol Half Marathon, so it’s back out on the Mendip Way on the 12 mile return run to Wells again. A nice day, not hot but bright and great views.
I realised in the week that my barefoot runs on The Downs are now up to a mile long so I decided to do the last mile of this run without shoes, starting at
I’m supposed to be building up for Bristol Half Marathon in September – we entered months ago. If I had kept up my training from the Mendip Challenge it would be a breeze but, alas, although I have been regularly running since then I have not maintained the distances – even with my Park and Strides. And from Monday, for two weeks, I will be away, so this is a last chance to