What Happened: Tempo Running to Improve my Pace

I did something a bit silly – I ran at midday. It was warm and although I was hydrated, it was just hard. I felt good before I set off, positive and I’d decided to try out a tempo run. I’d read about it on Pinterest the day before, and didn’t completely understand, so figured…

How I took ANOTHER ten seconds per mile off of my run

What has two thumbs and just took another ten seconds PER MILE off of her running pace? ME! I can’t quite believe it. I wasn’t even going to go for a run…here’s what happened. I’d had a good day, but I was tired. It was my girl’s birthday today and it had been a busy…

Tough Mudder: The Result and Top Tips for the Day

We did it! We survived the Tough Mudder. We nearly didn’t get there… 8 miles away from the event and we were sat in traffic for more than 40 minutes. By the time we made it through registration, we had at least 90 seconds to spare before being ushered through to the warm up pen….

Tough Mudder Countdown: 5 sleeps and I need a rest day

5 sleeps until the Tough Mudder Half. I’m tired. I’m also a little annoyed that all of that lovely cash Tough Mudder receive isn’t spent updating their website. There are lots of pages that have only half been updated, leaving event dates set at 2017. This even applies to the drop down list on the…

Tough Mudder Countdown: – 6 Days

Tough Mudder is in 6 days. 7 sleeps. I should be more excited. But I feel totally bogged down by the admin caused by planning three people to complete a tough mudder, two adults to watch and two children to wait until we are done. It’s not been much fun – I’ll try to suppress…

Why you should climb with a buddy

I can’t quite believe my climbing sessions keep getting better and better. Progress isn’t in a straight line, it’s almost unpredictable. I think that’s part of what I love so much about it. It’s thrilling. This week, I was early. I know, what?? Well it’s true, I was. Which meant I could park further away…

How I improved by ten seconds per mile

In one run, I took ten seconds off my per mile pace. This isn’t an epic run, it was all over in under half an hour. When I started out, it didn’t feel like it was going to be a fast run. I was hungry, I could have easily bailed out and just eaten dinner…

7 Steps to Bouldering Success from a Beginner

I had another amazing bouldering session at the gym this week. The routes had been reset, so there was more figuring out what was going on than tackling the super challenging routes. That said, I had some major achievements and I am super happy about the progress I’m making. The highlights this week were: Mastering…

7 More Ways to Keep Running When You Hate It…

I ended up running in the rain yesterday. I can’t quite decide if this was a positive or negative experience. I know it was inevitable, it’s raining all the time. I made it through my route, with a consistent (dry) pace. Note: This is probably me being optimistic – the ground is so wet, even…

BEST CLIMB EVER: Analysis

This week’s climbing session started like any other, with me being late. Being late doesn’t bother me, but the lunch time session at my climbing place is 12 – 14:00, so if you’re late, you miss out on your climbing time. Bummer. I was in good spirits, I’d sung along to my current car playlist…