Hey guys, if you’re following my journey then you will know that I have a London Marathon charity spot for the 2018 marathon supporting Orchid Male Cancer Trust! I have never run a marathon before so I am as new to this as you may be and want to share everything I learn and experience along the way. This will my first post in what I hope to make into a mini series on how to train for your first marathon. On top of my weekly running club, this year I have also run two half marathons and a handful of other running events. Attending these running
This year I ran Tough Mudder again and after last years post flew around the bloggersphere helping out many mudders on what to expect, I wanted to replicate it with something I felt hadn’t been done. So this year I asked my other half Kristy to write a guest post giving you guys a view of the day from within her ‘spectator shoes’… If you are going to be a spectator at an obstacle race this year, but not sure what to pack. Then check this out… 1. Food Unless the person you’re going along to support is a seasoned
Last weekend I took part in the Hackney Half Marathon, my first ever Half Marathon! In light of this I thought I would share with you my 5 top half marathon tips so you can both prepare and get yourself around 13.1 miles of running if you ever feel like taking up the challenge. My Top Half Marathon Tips 1. Know your gear In my opinion before you even start pounding the streets in preparation for a half marathon, you need to know your outfit inside out. My footwear of choice is always Adidas Ultra Boosts. The midsole propels you forward using the energy
As you may recall back in September I completed my first ever Tough mudder. A few weeks later I was asked if I would like try out the Nuclear races at the Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker, so I thought yeah, why not? Unlike when I did Tough mudder, I actually had a few weeks to train and prepare for this trail run. I upped my running, making 5km runs 10km and adding in at least three sets of pull ups to each gym session. My first step in planning how to finish this run was to compare the course.
As I am sure you’re aware, winter is fast approaching. The nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder. When it comes to winter, many of us pick up colds and illnesses along the way due to the changing climate, so I thought i’d share a few tips on how to stay healthy this winter. Exercise strengthens the body and mind. It also strengthens your immune system. Training outside in the summer is great however when you take your exercise regimes indoors, you’re more likely to catch a bug. Did you know; The free weights section at the gym harvest more than 362 times
I have always wanted to do Tough Mudder but never thought I would be actually capable of completing the course. However somehow last week I found myself standing in the warm up pen ready to give it a go. A few days before my colleague Sam asked me if I would like to replace a guy who dropped out from their team. So naturally because of the adventurous person I am, within 48 hours I was on my way! With only three gym sessions to prepare and two days to research the course, preparation was minimal. Googling Tough Mudder tips, nothing