Dragon’s Back Race

The dragon well and truly chewed me up and spat me out. Dragon’s Back Race is a 315km (200mile) multi-day ultramarathon involving 15,500metres of ascent (twice Everest) over 5 days. It starts at Conwy Castle in North Wales and finishes in Llandeilo in the South, traversing all the mountains en route. It is self-navigated and…

April Training

1-7th April Mon – 5 mile run as 10 mins tempo, 10 x 1 min hard / 1 min easy, 10 mins tempo. Plus a new yoga and meditation class with Yoga Bellies – their Lunar class (the one not for pregnancy or mum and baby!) which is low intensity, starting and finishing with a…

March Training

Another couple of weekends in the mountains doing Dragon’s Back recces then finally a couple of weekends of not driving hours and hours across the country. Felt like a bit of a rest after 6 long round trips in the last 5 weeks. W/C 25th Feb M – REST T – 8 mile lovely run…

February Training

W/C 28th Jan M – Club run including 6x500m flat efforts including extended run to and from the club for 10 miles total. T – REST W – 4.5 mild lunch offroad run + 6 mile club offroader T – Pilates + 11.8 mile run in Wendover woods including 2000ft of elevation. I had planned…

Dragon In Training

Time to get going with the Dragon’s Back training for the big one in May. January got off to a good start with 14.3 miles in the bag for new year’s day. I had thought about running from home to Tring, doing Tring parkrun, trotting over to Wendover for Wendover parkrun, and then running home….

November/December Off Season

November After New York Marathon, the plan was a bit of unstructured, fairly low mileage, but basically do what I fancy recovery. I had 3 days of complete rest then the rest of the week went sports massage + yoga, yoga, parkrun + yoga, body pump + yoga. My body was stuffed after New York…

New York, New York

Concrete jungle it certainly is and that doesn’t really suit a girl who wants to be out on the trails or by the sea. But we crammed lots in and had a great time, thought perhaps a bit too much walking given I had the marathon to do on the last day. After we arrived…