A Good Start

Well we are well into February now and I must say I am getting more excited and focused on the challenges ahead over the next few months.

January was a good start to the year although in the past couple of weeks I have struggled to balance my running with work as I have had to travel somewhat! This combiend with the snow/ice has also meant not doing hill repeats as I didn't want to risk breaking a leg if I fell on the way down.

Here are the numbers for January:

109 miles
17h 38min
3 sessions missed

Over the last 3-4 months I have seen my training progress beyond anything I have done previously. The confidence I now have in my physical and mental approach has meant that 10-12 miles feel very comfortable. 3 months ago I would of struggled to do these distances at a decent pace. Looking forward I hope that the snow and ice have now gone for good and that weather will hopefully warm up a fair bit.

In the last 2 weeks my long runs have been 18 and 20 miles respectively. Hopefully I will be logging 2 more long runs in the 20-25 mile range before the Brighton Trail marathon. There are only 7 weeks until this. Cannot wait as the course has a lot of big hills.

Also I have a special challenge coming up but no details to be revealed as of yet except it will hopefully be a lot of fun with a great bunch of people!

In the meantime I must get out there this week and get back into the hill repeats. No excuses now!


  1. Sounding good, the brighton trail marathon was going to be on my list but ive picked one closer to home, pembroke marathon.

  2. Nice one Andrew.

    Hope your training has been progressing well. I am doing a day up at the Lakes at Easter time to scout out some of the course. Might even run a few miles


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