Archive for September, 2009

Fifty States Half Marathon Blog

September 27, 2009

Readers in the USA may be interested in the “Fifty States Half Marathon Club“.

Readers outside the USA may still be interested in looking at the Half Marathon Club blog as it contains a wealth of information and training tips.

Posted by Xavier


Wolverhampton Marathon: All’s Well that Ends Well

September 7, 2009

The season’s started ! And started well too….

I was a little apprehensive because the last month before the race on Sunday 6 September was chaotic: a change of jobs, packing up the office, a series of little injuries. 

In the end, everything turned out well. 

This year the Wolverhampton Marathon was better organised with chip timing and an improved route. The weather conditions were pretty good too. I started off gently to test the limbs to see if they could stand it and in particular whether my achilles tendons were up to it. They were. So I pressed on at a comfortable pace and finished in 3 hours 55 minutes.

Perhaps I could have run faster, perhaps not. I simply did not want to because my goal for this season is to run three marathons in three months. Innocently I thought that was quite an ambitious goal but during the race I chatted to some really pleasant runners who are members of the 100 Marathon Club. They are really hard-core marathon runners ! Have a look at their website and you’ll see what I mean.