Following the decisions this week of many major spring marathons to postpone until the autumn, how can you best structure your training now to maintain the strong endurance base you have built up? #ukrunchat
I went on a mini adventure last week. I jogged down the hill to our local railway station, caught the 09:36 train to Preston, and ran the Preston Guildwheel 21 mile cycling route encircling Preston, before catching the train back home again. At the start/finish point in Avenham Park I’ve been wanting to try the … Continue reading The Preston Guildwheel
What an exciting post to have to write! It's been just under a year since I launched Miles with Michelle with a beginners' group in Lincoln that quickly grew into 4 groups a week, lots of online clients wanting training plans, and so many new friends. I feel like I've been doing this job forever, … Continue reading Miles with Michelle is launching in Bolton!
In the starting pen: There's the 3:58 pacer. I'll stand by him and hope I can stick like glue to him for the race. (Looking around) I wonder which of us will hit 3:58 and which of us will blow up. I really hope I can do it because I don't want to have to … Continue reading Things I think about when I run a marathon
It's easy to get worked up about a big race, particularly one you've invested so much training time into, and many spring marathon runners are now into that uneasy period we call tapering, which is often full of maranoia, or feelings of self-doubt and last minute panic training. I got my taper for my first … Continue reading My top tips for the week before your marathon
I don't think I've talked about it much in this blog, but I'm running Manchester Marathon this year - after swearing never again after my first marathon at London in 2014, then accidentally (yes, really!) doing it all again in 2015. I had a break in 2016 to focus on getting my coaching qualification and … Continue reading Marathon training – January
Our local magazine asked me recently to submit a piece about my London Marathon experience, and I jumped at the chance because I've always said: "Anyone can run a marathon" and I truly believe that, so I hope my own experiences inspire others to undertake similar challenges. However, lately on the Twitter community I've grown … Continue reading Anyone can run a marathon. Honestly. (Practical tips and inspiration 👇🏻)