My wake-up call

Since my training sessions, race performances and energy levels began to plummet at the beginning of January, I knew at the back of my mind that something had to change. I felt unmotivated, constantly exhausted and demoralised as I slowly but surely started falling behind teammates.  Inspired by others' stories, I want to talk about my (ongoing) experience with RED-S (relative energy deficiency in sport), how I accepted it and finally decided enough was enough. Before getting into this post, I want to highlight a few things though; I'm not a qualified professional, I'm still struggling with this, I am not a "success story" to live by. I just want to open up and hopefully … Continue reading My wake-up call

Taking a Break

Last week, I did no sport whatsoever. No running, swimming, spinning or gyming. Why? Quite simply because I'd burnt out. It's hard for a runner to admit this, and at first, I didn't like the idea of a week off sport. However, I can tell you now that I'm so grateful I did. Hopefully this … Continue reading Taking a Break

Race Round-Up

With a fair few XC races under my belt, I thought it was about time I did a little round-up. I've not included all of them because this post would be far too long, but the major ones are here. I hope it helps give you a little more insight into how I've been spending … Continue reading Race Round-Up

Holiday training guide

Going away? Or maybe you only train with school, so the holidays mean you have no organised training. Either way, it can be pretty hard to come up with training sessions on your own. Especially if you're in another country (unless it's a dedicated training camp!). Before I share my tips for keeping the mojo … Continue reading Holiday training guide