Training: Week Fourteen

This week started with the most painful sports massage I've ever had. Especially my feet. For a while I thought they would break in half and that she was pulling my toes out their sockets. But no! They remained intact and I skipped out of there an hour later. OK, that might be a slight... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Thirteen

With the arrival of August came mild panic. Shit feels like it's getting real. However, I also ONLY BLOODY WENT AND RAN A MARATHON*!! AND one that had the equivalent climb the height of Ben Nevis (I ran the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge route). The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent,... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Twelve

Hello week twelve, you equal 3 months. Holy crapbags! I don't feel like I've been training for 3 months. Last week I felt good, like I was nailing my training and feeling pretty OK. Now, realising I've been doing it for 3 months actually makes me feel like I'm nowhere near where I should be... Continue Reading →

I’m taking any help I can get.

This ultramarathon lark is not just something I can wing this time (believe me, I've relied on this as a tried and tested method in the past, with varying success). Nope, I need all the help I can get. So, as part of my ultramarathon training, the other month I took a trip to see... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Eleven

This week I turn my attention to some of the people that are running with me on my training (mainly because I want to ignore the fact I missed my long run on Sunday). They're all taking part in the self-named £2 training plan. Come help me train, give me £2 for charity. I did... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Ten

Miles told me my weekly training updates are getting a bit 'samey'. He described them as "Tara runs a lot. Repeat." Sadly I KNOW THIS. What do you think it's like for me? Ha. I'm now, at week ten, up to the maximum training duration. From now, it's just KEEP REPEATING that every week until... Continue Reading →

Wadi Rum Ultra: Kit List

I haven't got all my kit yet and I'm still testing stuff out so I'll keep adding to this as I go along but this is my kit that I've chosen to use so far, both for my training and in the race: Backpack I've gone for the 2016 model of Salomon S Lab Adv... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Nine

Monday. Sometimes the hardest day of the week, and never more so than when a busy weekend has been had. I got up on Monday morning feeling like I'd been hit by a truck. If you've ever done a big physical event then you'll know the feeling I'm on about. Devoid of energy, the body... Continue Reading →

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