On Sunday 30th September I ran the half marathon at the Great Scottish Run 2018. This was my first half marathon and my training for it had gone pretty well as you can see here and here. This race was a goal race for me, I remember watching this race at my parents last year … Continue reading Great Scottish Run 2018
My last post detailed how my training was progressing up to the end of week 9 of my training plan. I've now completed weeks 10 to 12 of my training and am now days away from my first half marathon 😱 Week 10 was the last big week on my training plan. Monday saw a … Continue reading Great Scottish Run Training Weeks 10 to 12
Following on from the Glasgow Men’s 10K I made the decision that I would continue to push myself with my running because a) I was enjoying it, b) it was really good for my mental health and c) it was brilliant for my physical health and was a major factor in me losing the weight … Continue reading Great Scottish Run Training Weeks 1 to 9
I decided when I signed up for the Great Scottish Run that I wanted to sign up for a 10K about half way through the training schedule to give me another race and to see what progress I’d made throughout the training program. I decided to sign up for the Sport in Action 10K in Carlisle on … Continue reading Sport in Action 10K
This was the question on my mind as I was approaching the end of the Couch 2 5K plan. I spent a lot of time pondering particularly during and in the immediate aftermath of completing the final week of the plan. My initial thought was to just continue repeating week 9 of the plan until … Continue reading What comes after Couch 2 5K?
Couch 2 5K or C25K has played a massive part in helping me turn myself around and in me becoming someone who enjoys running. There are so many different apps, plans and podcasts associated with Couch 2 5K and the majority of them all follow a very similar pattern building your running up by running … Continue reading Couch 2 5K
Looking back, I find it hard to believe that I had got as big as I had without realising it, in reality it probably snuck up on me as the only mirror in my flat is a little shaving mirror. As a child and teenager, I was always active and forever playing sport whether it … Continue reading Why I Became A Runner