Dairy of a UGM Runner in Training – Week 8

By Paul Lacey 4 Weeks and Counting It’s four weeks until race day!! We are have broken the back of marathon training now and the excitement is starting to pick up. The few weeks (my bad!) since my last blog post has seen the culmination of my high mileage aerobic base building phase and the […]

The Road to Uganda: A Newbie’s Marathon Training Diary – Week 5

By Andy Teale Week 5- Learning Curves and Long Distance Running There’s less than a month now until the Uganda marathon, and approximately three weeks until I step foot in Africa for the first time! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to land in Uganda and explore Masaka! But before that, there’s some marathon training […]

The Road to Uganda: A Newbie’s Marathon Training Diary – Week 4

By Andy Teale Week 4- The Rollercoaster Ride of Training for a Marathon Up. Down. Up. Down. The last eight weeks have certainly felt like I’ve been on some sort of rollercoaster ride as I’ve been training for the Uganda marathon. There’s been high points, and on occasion, low points too. The first few weeks […]

The Road to Uganda: A Newbie’s Marathon Training Diary – Week 3

By Andy Teale Week 3- How I’m Preparing to Run a Marathon…in Uganda! The big question: how do you prepare for the marathon in Uganda when you’re not in Uganda yet? This is a question I didn’t take too much notice of during the opening few weeks of my training. Back in February and up […]

The Road to Uganda: A Newbie’s Marathon Training Diary – Week 2

By Andy Teale Week 2- Building Momentum So my first training blog ended on a high. After 5 weeks of running a mixture of 3Ks, 5Ks and 10Ks, I had finally conquered the 15K mark. It was tough, but I was pleased to have completed a third of distance I’ll need to cover on 24th […]

Diary of a UGM Runner in Training – Week 5

By Paul Lacey Welcome to Uganda Mzungu! It’s been 2 weeks since my last blog post and as promised this will be a rather special one after my incredible week in Uganda! Prior to my week in Uganda, training had been going very well and I won’t lie a part of me began to think […]