Race report: Hoka Highland Fling 2015

Race report: Hoka Highland Fling 2015

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World Our Online News Ed Rhalou runs 53 miles along the West Highland Way and survives to tell the tale. After a year of plotting, four months of dedicated training and 16 neurotic blog posts, last weekend I finally took on the Hoka Highland Fling. Having decided long ago that I am a […]

Hoka Highland Fling blog 15: The final countdown

Hoka Highland Fling blog 15: The final countdown

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the final week of her training, our Online News Ed Rhalou seeks spiritual guidance from experienced ultra runner Robbie Britton and tries not to die of fear. With four days to go until The Hoka Highland Fling, after four months of intensive training, 15 training blogs and lord knows how […]

Hoka Highland Fling blog 14: Taper time

Hoka Highland Fling blog 14: Taper time

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the fourteenth week of her training, our Online News Ed Rhalou runs her last long run before the big day. Against the odds I have successfully made it through 14 weeks of training for the Hoka Highland Fling, which means it’s time to taper! But this also means there’s just […]

Hoka Highland Fling blog 13: The ultra kit list

Hoka Highland Fling blog 13: The ultra kit list

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the thirteenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou sorts her kit out. To mark the mighty week 13 of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling, my plan stipulated 80 minutes easy, 80 minutes long pace, some strength and conditioning work and then two back-to-back long runs. I […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 12: back-to-back long runs

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 12: back-to-back long runs

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the twelfth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou ups her mileage. Week 12 has arrived, which means there are only four weeks to go until my attempt to conquer the Hoka Highland Fling. Holy guacamole I’m starting to get nervous. My training plan stipulated two rest days in a […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 11: The loneliness of long distance running

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 11: The loneliness of long distance running

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the eleventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou goes in search of inclines and company. Week 11 and my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling stipulated two 35-minute tempo runs in the morning and evening on Tuesday, an interval session on Wednesday, some strength and conditioning work […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 10: race day nutrition

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 10: race day nutrition

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the tenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou experiments with ultra running fuel. In the tenth week of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling the repercussions of sneaking a marathon in have started to show, but not necessarily in a bad way. In the immediate 72 hours […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 9: Overcoming imposter syndrome

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 9: Overcoming imposter syndrome

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the ninth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou struggles with imposter syndrome. After nine weeks of training like a bat out of hell, I am now well over the halfway mark for the The Hoka Highland Fling. In many ways the past two and a bit months have […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 8: Throwing caution to the wind

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 8: Throwing caution to the wind

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the eighth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou rebels and mixes up her training plan. Week eight of my training plan for the The Hoka Highland Fling stipulated a 35-minute run, a couple of interval sessions, some strength and conditioning work and a 22-miler at the weekend. Despite […]

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 7: The importance of prehabilitation

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 7: The importance of prehabilitation

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 in Hoka Highland Fling blog | No Comments

Originally posted on Runner’s World In the seventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou gets a stinking cold and tries to focus on prehabilitation. Inevitably with any dedicated training plan, there’s going to be a week where the wheels fall off, things don’t go to plan and you’re forced to reassess your […]