17 Jul 2012

Trail Running for Beginners!

Lanzarote Wine Race
So sorry that I haven't written for a while but I haven't really had anything different to write about!

I'm still doing the running coaching and it's going very well. I come up with new fun games to play week after week and enjoy seeing the people I'm coaching improving all the time.

I've started doing half marathon training for anyone that wants to join us every Monday evening. This is really good because then I have a set time to be somewhere and a set distance to run. This will always get me out of the door, which when the summer is rubbish (like it is this year), gives me the motivation I need to keep on running.

And, of course, I am still doing my training for Berlin Marathon :-)
Trail Sierra Montsant
The big change in my running life is that I have decided to start doing some trail races in Spain from around October 2013 :-) I can't start until then as I am already committed to a lot of city marathons up to next summer.

My friend Jose from http://de10a100km.blogspot.com has recommended a few for me. They are Trail Sierra Montsant, Tarragona half marathon of the wine in Lanzarote, and half marathon of collserola, Barcelona.
half marathon of collserola
After reading about all three of them I'm a little worried about getting lost (or just drinking too much wine in Lanzarote) and hope that I can convince someone (hint hint Jose) to run one of them with me ;-) 

Otherwise knowing me I'll probably fall off the side of the mountain never to be heard from again!


  1. THey look pretty nice! No 1000 year old readwoods but 1000 year old villages 8)

    And wine 8)

  2. I like your style, already planning races for October 2013 :)
    I'd love to run one of them with you, but as I'll move to Norway in June 2013 ... I havent figure out my calendar yet.

    Un abrazo

  3. I wish we could run together in Spain this year! But I'll be in Valencia and you'll be in Gredos at the same time. *snif *snif. My long runs are usually trail runs. It took me a while to get used to it but now I am hooked.

    1. The Wine Run Lanzarote sounds cools! They said that the best wine from the Canary Islands come from there. It's a beautiful place with over 100 small volcanos, beautiful beaches ....

    2. I think I'll end up doing the wine run in Lanzarote because, as you say, it sounds cool!!

      I wish we could meet up again in November too :-(

      Valencia will be fun though and I think Gredos will be too. A girl has got in touch with me that will also be there and see likes running so we'll run some trails together :-)