British Military Fitness

I’ve just finished my second session of British Military Fitness and I am thoroughly pooped. It is the one type of exercise that keeps my brain firing at all times and therefore doesn’t let me feel bored, even for a moment. I run a lot but sometimes feel a bit fed up and bored by […]

Edinburgh Parkrun

It is parkrun day tomorrow! Every Saturday morning at 9.30am, rain or shine, a huge load of runners meet down at the waterfront at Cramond to run the 5K parkrun. It is completely flat and incredibly well organised for a free event. The 5K route is the perfect opportunity to work on your speed and […]

Interval training

Why? Most road runners, me included, do most or all of their training at a steady speed slower than race pace. Although this is good for endurance, it does not cause an adaptive response in the body because the body is already capable of this slower pace. Doing some training at a pace significantly faster […]

Meadowlark

Last month I finished a 6-week beginner yoga course at Meadowlark studio in Marchmont run by the lovely Karen Breneman. Karen is the yoga ambassador for Sweaty Betty on George Street and takes their free yoga classes on a Monday evening at 6.15. You can find details here. Yoga is a great complimentary workout to […]

Just hangin’ around

It’s great living so near to a park, especially one with bootcamp! Spring is here (ish) so let’s get outside, things are always better with daffodils. Inverleith Park has a duck pond, bowling green, tennis courts and most importantly monkey bars – something for everyone. We had a wee run yesterday and got stuck in […]

Running in the Pentlands

At the moment my sister and I are training for the 7 reservoirs half marathon in the Pentland hills on the outskirts of Edinburgh and on Saturday we thought we would have a wee recce of the route as we didn’t much fancy getting lost in the hills! The organisers of the race (the Harmony […]