Monday Photos 2021 #04

It took me three weeks since my last LR, but I finally went out again for a lovely run in and about Bradgate Park on Saturday. The mud was especially wet and squashy, and the wind of the kind that builds waves in puddles! My least favourite bit was the sideways hale, but occasionally the…

Monday photographs 2021 #01

With my running life back on track, I thought I’d turn my attention back to my blog: And what better way to start than to re-instate the Monday photo post: There is a scent of spring in the air today, so today’s “photos of the week that was” are an early fairwell to the winter….

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 #26

We are getting into autumn proper now, and I made a point of thoroughly enjoying it last week: We went out splashing in puddles, running through an empty Bradgate Park and meandering through dark woods at dusk!   The relive video is here: https://www.relive.cc/view/1891545083 Happy running!    

Life after London 

I spent my days after London relaxing, resting, and giving my body and mind an opportunity to recover and enjoy the fact that training had ended… My afternoons and weekends were not dictated by my training programme, and I didn’t have to wake up early on Saturday to go Parkrunning or stupidly early on Sunday…

Back in the Park

Every third week, my programme prescribes a reduced training volume (say by 15% or so), to allow the body to recover and prepare for another gradual increase the following week. In such rest weeks I have decided to swap the harder Long Runs (LR with Fast Finish, or LR with speedwork) for easier, steady runs…