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My Running Club Experience

My Running Club Experience

Feb13
Introduction: Tuesday 29th January saw me pluck up the courage to finally attend my local running club for the first time. I had wanted to attend since early 2018, however I didn’t feel like I was a “real runner”… whatever one of those is! Telling myself that I would join

4th-10th February

Weekly Training Review – 4th – 10th February 2019

Feb10
Last week’s report can be found here. Weekly Training: This week I had planned 7 sessions; 5 runs, 1 Yoga session and 1 weights sessions. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Weights Club Run Run Run Yoga Parkrun Long Run Monday 4th February: I got home and put my

Nike Zoom Elite 10

Nike Zoom Elite 10 Review

Feb06
Introduction: My Nike Zoom Elite 8s have gotten me through 680 miles (540 in one pair and 140 in another). In fact, the higher mileage pair were also purchased second-hand so had covered miles elsewhere too. Nevertheless, they still served me well! Now that it is time to rotate out

Monday 28th January

Weekly Training Review – 28th January – 3rd February 2019

Feb03
Last week’s report can be found here. Weekly Training: This week I had planned 7 sessions; 5 runs, 1 Yoga session and 2 weights sessions. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Weights Club Run Intervals Run Yoga and Weights Parkrun Long Run Monday 28th January: I wanted to do

The Most Essential Types Of Run

The Most Essential Types Of Run

Jan30
Introduction: Utilizing a variety of different types of run is vital when creating a training plan. Without a varied plan it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of running “junk” miles. The term “junk” miles refers to the types of run which are completed with no goal. It can

21st-27th January 2019

Weekly Training Review – 21st-27th January 2019

Jan27
Last week’s report can be found here. Weekly Training: This week I had planned 6 sessions; 3 runs, 1 Yoga and Core session and 2 weights sessions. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Rest Weights Run Run Yoga and Weights Parkrun Long Run Monday 21st January: It was easy

Gloucester Half Marathon Map

Gloucester Half Marathon 2019 Review

Jan23
Introduction: On September 30th 2018, I ran the Nottingham Robin Hood Half Marathon, where I got a time of 2:42:53. I then ran the Great Birmingham Run  2 weeks later in a time of 2:33:29. This got me thinking about sub-2:30. As such, I looked for some local half marathons

Gloucester HM Number

Gloucester Half Marathon 2019 Results

Jan21
Introduction: After the success I had at the Birmingham Half Marathon last October (2:33:29), I had set my sights on a sub-2:30 half marathon. I entered the Gloucester Half Marathon as it was the soonest half marathon that wasn’t too far to travel to. In addition, the course was also

14th-20th January 2019

Weekly Training Review – 14th-20th January 2019

Jan20
Last week’s report can be found here. Weekly Training: This week I had planned 6 sessions; 3 runs, 1 Yoga and Core session and 2 weights sessions. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Weights Run Weights Run Yoga and Core Rest Gloucester HM Monday 14th January: I had been

The National Running Show

The National Running Show 2019

Jan19
Introduction: I managed to get two free tickets to The National Running Show (usually £10 each) which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham over Saturday and Sunday. The event first took place in 2018 and brings together exhibitors, sports personalities, guest speakers, sponsors, charities, and run enthusiasts. Due to