So WHWrace training has begun and thank goodness I have a goal to focus on. This year I feel is going to be a toughy, 2020 a warm up for what is coming for us in the UK.
Race review from 42 mile Devil o' the Highlands
I have given a full blow-by-blow race report on John Kynaston’s final podcast; you can find it here. I completed the 96mile race in 33hrs and 5mins. I am under no assumptions, my finishing was part of a team effort. Without my crew, Neil Scott, Kristin and Jason Main, Susan Barley and my husband Max … Continue reading West Highland Way Race 2018
I had not intended to enter the 2018 Fling, with the West Highland Way race in the same year. Back in 2016 it took me 6 weeks to recover enough to even want to run again. I was scared I could not recover in time for the WHWrace, just 8 weeks later. Neil my Chief Crewman, … Continue reading Highland Fling 2018 Race Reflections
My longest training run will be the Highland Fling on Saturday at 53miles (eep!). I will use the race to practise my WHW race pacing so it will not be a PB (must put my ego away and not race!!). Racing at WHWrace pace will allow me to estimate realistically my splits for my crew … Continue reading Highland Fling 53 mile footrace!
On my longest training run so far I had the distant and quiet thoughts of quitting. Dropping out of the WHWrace, for surely I could not succeed, or I would hurt myself trying. I cannot shut off these voices, they are natural for survival and as I get closer to the event, and deeper into … Continue reading Why run so far?
I have ended my 3 month base phase (I will post numbers in next blog entry) and I am using this first week of April as a time to reflect. This weekend I was at the Fling training camp and ran 34 miles on the course. I expected the 34miles to go well, to be … Continue reading WHW Race Training… what next?
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.
Summary of my mini-advnetures through December and January. Open water swimming, highlands run, interviews, LDWA & parkrun.
Where do I start with writing about my desire to attempt to cover 100 miles... I say 'cover' as clearly I will not actually run all of them, I expect to hike a lot. Also the race I hope to enter, and my back up one if I do not get a place, are both … Continue reading Could I run 100 miles?