Monday Photographs #44 & #45

The week that was, was sandwiched between two Long Runs: A 19 mi one (31 km) in the dusk then dark on Monday (owed from the Sunday of the week before) and a 20 mi one (32.2 km) in the mist then sun on the Sunday: They were both hard and absolutely fascinating, each in…

Monday Photographs #42 & #43

Having missed the second due to holidays, I was back for Chris’ third coaching session, and the last one before his coaching qualification. It was a lovely winter’s day, so we decided to attend as a family. I had visions of Philip running with Demi outside of the makeshift track Chris had set out on…

Monday Photograph #39

Another week of Spring marathon training, more night running and photos: The shot of the tree was at the start point of my hill reps, around the corner from home, while the canal was much further away – taken on Sunday’s 16 mile (26km) long run. I had left it late-ish in the day to…

Monday Photograph #38

The big event of last week? The arrival of my brand new pair of Kinvara 10! And if they look familiar, that’s no surprise, it’s a special edition commemorating the design of the very first Kinvara which eased many of us (me included) in the world of minimal shoes! I’ll be writing more about these…

Monday Photograph #37

The new training plan for 2019 started last week, and I guess there’ll be many such sites in the coming weeks and months: Black trees, headtorch-lit paths and variable skies! Until this winter too is made glorious summer by a sweet spring marathon!

Monday Photograph #36

Happy New Year 2019! The week that was ended with the wonderfully muddy affair that is the Huncote Hash! There was fancy dress, slippery slopes, cold brooks and hot soup (the best tasting soup is served after the Hash, a bit like the world’s best cobs are served after Ashby 20), but above all a…

Monday Photograph #35

The week that was saw a speed of Harriers attend a coaching session taken by Chris, as part of his progress towards gaining his coaching qualification. The weather was good if chilly, the company good and the training a very welcome change to my usual routine! It left me with some new drills to incorporate…

Monday Photograph #34

The week that was certainly belonged to Demi: She graduated from her Couch 2 5k programme (or in her case, “Childbirth back to 5k”) by taking part in Braunstone Parkrun #420 and absolutely smashing it!  Philip and I volunteered as marshals so we could be there to cheer her on, and were posted at the…

Monday Photograph #33

The week that was saw the last road race of 2018 and my first ever 10-miler: I missed out on John Frazer 10 in September with the lurgy, but made up for it with Derby 10 on Sunday (25 Nov). Full review to follow, but a very civilised affair that even offered pre and post…