Category: Training

I’m only running one race this year, and why I am super excited by that.

It’s March 9th – normally by now I’d have at least 80% of my races for the year booked in, or at the very least know exactly what races I plan to run and my goal for each. This year is different – I…

Coach G (in training)

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I am training to become a running coach. If you had asked me 4 years ago if I would ever see myself being a runner, let alone a running coach, I would have falling…

Seawheeze 2018 half-marathon – my training so far

Where has the summer gone? I feel like I was just starting (and re-starting) Seawheeze training, and now we are in week 10 – THE RACE IS IN 4 MORE WEEKS!!!! YIKESSSSS!  If you are training for this race (or any fall/autumn race for…

Runner safety

Hello! I’ve been doing a few early morning solo runs recently. There is something magical about being one of the first people out in the morning. Certainly where I live, the streets are mostly quiet, except a few other runners, dog walkers, and those…

Chasing a Unicorn

It was a good job I had today off of work as I was glued to Instagram.  My IG feed was 90% Boston Marathon.  It was incredible! The weather, oh boy the weather was horrific, I can’t even imagine how difficult running today would…

Setting a race goal

I was standing at the bus stop on my way to work this morning, and I started thinking about my race goal for the Oak Bay half marathon in May.  I’m half way through my training cycle for this race, which has now got…

It’s not all jumping in the air and saying ‘crushed it’…

Regardless of whether you are running for fitness, for fun, or are in the midst of a training cycle, there will be days when you can’t be bothered running.  It happens to us all.  It could be your body’s way of telling you to…

Runner’s envy

I’ve got serious runner’s envy. I realised I was a ‘proper’ runner about a year ago. It wasn’t because I was training for a marathon, nor that I had done a 5km, 10km or a half-marathon race in my first 8 months of running….