Great North City Games, Great North Run, Local Events, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Totum Sport, Training

My Great North Run 2017

It’s been and gone. One of the most iconic races on my running calendar has, again, been ticked off my list as I have completed my THIRD Simplyhealth Great North Run.

It’s all be highs throughout my training block and I’ve never felt stronger than I did over 11 miles –  the two and bit HURT. Continue reading “My Great North Run 2017”

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The One With Sore Legs

Six. Weeks. To. Go.

I can’t believe how fast time has flown since and how soon I, along with the other Team Totum-ers, will be hitting the streets of Sunderland seeking that elusive personal best.

But before I start, I have a slight confession. I reverted back to playing football. Continue reading “The One With Sore Legs”

Injury, Running, Training, Uncategorized, Winter Training

Building A Runner: Week Five

What started off so positively, ended in an almost disaster with training.

A change in gym routine and a tiny increase of mileage told me that I’m getting close to full fitness and ready to push a little bit harder to get close to my times I ran this time last year. Continue reading “Building A Runner: Week Five”

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Building A Runner: Week Four

The final week of the first four week block of training was wrapped up and it was a great way to see out the first stage of Building A Runner.

In the gym, firstly, I haven’t quite hit the ton mark with my squats but I was very close this week, my front squats are not too far behind as well. Continue reading “Building A Runner: Week Four”

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Building A Runner: Week Three

Week three has started to show some significant improvements within the gym, mostly, than the running side of training.

On the roads, I ran my first 5k since the GN5K last month and it was totally pain free! Albeit, it was slightly sore at first, I’m presuming this is because I’ve not really used my hamstring muscles for a while. I think mobilising and warming up via my bike is helping massively.

Anyway, here is week three of Building A Runner!  Continue reading “Building A Runner: Week Three”