18 Weeks to a BQ.  Delivered.

18 Weeks to a BQ. Delivered.

When I decided to call this blog 18 weeks to a BQ it was after some consideration.  That was a big statement of intent.  But then hey, don’t all the self help books tell you you’ve got to believe; fake it till you make it, dream big – all that.  This...
Week 17:  Passion for the Process

Week 17: Passion for the Process

Week 16 was effectively the start of taper.  It didn’t feel so much like a let up.  It had an 8 medium long, 16 long, and a 5 x 600m track.  The 16 miler was supposed to be done on our road trip to Norris Lakes in Tennessee, however on arrival it was evident...
Week 16:  Gimme Twenny!

Week 16: Gimme Twenny!

Last week was the last big week before taper.  It consisted of a little under 55 miles that included an awesome speed session with my mate Kate, a couple (of really rather fast actually) slow, recovery runs and… wait for it… the AMAZINGLY useful,...
Week 14:  Runsploring and Aquajogging

Week 14: Runsploring and Aquajogging

So, in typing the title for this post I have given myself the heebie jeebies as this plan is 18 weeks and I’m at 14!  How did THAT happen.  Anyway, what happened last week? Well, I kicked it off with a pretty gruelling 12 miler in Chicago.  I’ve run here...
Training week 10:  Stuff I love

Training week 10: Stuff I love

So, week 9 got done.  This week was pretty good fun.  It was an odd week that included 2 pretty long runs (a 14 and 16 miler).  A 14 mile run mid-week that isn’t even your long run messes with your head a bit, but with the help of a tag team of girls I nailed...