Training update and Running Free Magazine

When I got back from my 8 mile run today it was the first time in 2 weeks that I actually felt good. Prior to this I have felt quite tired mainly due to a bad cold and hayfever symptons resulting in missing 2-3 training sessions. One thing I do not like is to miss a running session as keeping things consistent is very important for me both as a motivational tool and to keep improving the aerobic engine burning calories so that I can eat lots of great food.

However things seem to be getting back on track and with the North Downs 30k race next week I am visualizing about smashing my race target of finishing under 2hrs 30mins and with just over 6 weeks to Lakeland this will be a great confidence booster. Before this race I will also be purchasing new shoes and the rest of my equipment for L50. Yes I have left this late but I am not panicking just yet.

Some positive news though in the last 2 weeks is that I was kindly asked by Fiona Bugler, editor of "Running Free Magazine" to do an interview regarding my first ultra race "The 50 Mile Challenge" that I did last year for the "We Run" section of the magazine (page 34). Of course I jumped at the chance and I hope people enjoy it, if you don't then that's fine as well. For me it was a life transforming day and I haven't looked back since.

Check out the article if you fancy a read it's both online at "Running Free Magazine" or buy your own copy instore

3 comments:

  1. Great article Richard. Our ultra running careers aren't dissimilar as I ran the Kent 50mile challenge last year too. It was my 2nd ultra (did the marlborough downs challenge 2 months prior). I must have seen you at some point on the course! Can't believe your long run mileage prior to you doing it!! that takes a lot of self belief and determination. well done. it was a great event. my low was in the 7 lap, but i got over that whacked on metallica on the ipod and stormed the 8th lap running my fastest lap of the whole event. loved it.

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  2. thanks also for tip off on the Running Free website. I knew of the magazine but didnt know there was a free to view online version! cool.

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  3. No worries Stu I am pleased you enjoyed it. Some great memories. Definitely a lot of commonality in our journeys so maybe we will crossover at some point. No problems on the tip off it's great having a digital copy to view.

    One change from that though is that I have changed my ultra plans again and opted to do the Grimsthorpe 70 mile ultra on 23rd July. Got a free entry for it so I thought why not.

    RS

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