It’s been a month since my last blog, where I put my heart on my sleeve and let you, the running public, know that I wasn’t finding things easy but that I knew I wasn’t the only person feeling that way. I am honest about it, it took me a while to press publish on … Continue reading The Sound of Drums – there’s hope on the horizon
Disclaimers - This is my blog about me and how I am feeling. It's representative only of me and also I have to say I've never done weightlifting. I'm the one that even sand kicks in the face on the beach. I've the strength of a watered down glass of Vimto. If you are after … Continue reading Weightlifting – We aren’t all PB smashing in lockdown.
We all knew it was coming. Most of us know it is the right thing Most of us accept what needs to be done. I am not going to throw in my usual flippant comments and jokes here because sometimes it's not the right time. You could be unkind and say it never is the … Continue reading There is a light that never goes out.
Aye the old Britpoppians amongst you will be rubbing your hands together for the musical double whammy, but these songs have to be earned. Please note this is a one take written in 20 minutes at lunchtime report so sorry for any omissions or mistakes. We are living in funny times, unprecedented times for many, … Continue reading Going for Gold / Getting Better – Balloch to Clydebank Half Marathon 2020
Disclaimer: I know how I feel about running is different from how others feel and I am glad we are all different. I'll be me, you'll be you and we can all be happy. 🙂 Firstly thanks to all the kind comments on my previous blog on my Maranoiacoronavirusism and glad that the “Get it … Continue reading All Compasses Go Wild – Jack Crawford Springburn Cup 10k 2020
I wrote my last blog a month ago, on 3rd February. Since then I have run 227 Miles and most of my sessions have hit the mark, but oooft it has not been easy. The last marathon I did I had to train through the Beast from the East but this has been worse as … Continue reading It Might be Time – a new kind of maranoia
I’m 9 weeks into my 18 week plan. 9 weeks away from the Manchester marathon. 9 weeks away from my sub 3 attempt. Note I don’t say latest or first because this is it, my only actual attempt at it, probably my last opportunity before I hit 50. It was never an option before but … Continue reading Running – the mid marathon training doubts
What a great week in Marko running land. Marathon training targets hit – great intervals session at the club, a good LT session, a medium long, modest stuff I know but sessions I was dreading were hitting the mark, and that’s all you can do eh? I was in a good mood, even finding two … Continue reading Baby, don’t apologise – the SVHC Relays 2020
Despite the fact that Father time (I can't call him Old Father Time anymore) is driving me at full pelt towards 50 town let it never be said that I am too old to learn. Maybe that's just a kind way of saying I made another boo boo, but no I think maybe to be … Continue reading What time is love? – The National Open indoor 1500m 2020
Note: This blog was written differently, posted and deleted earlier in the week as I wasn't comfortable with it. Running wise the weekend was brilliant. It started off on Friday night with one of my favourite events of the year, the Scottish Indoor 3000m at the Emirates at the GAA BMC Miler meet. This one … Continue reading Living for the weekend – Includes Scottish Indoor 3000m champs 2020