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February 7, 2017

So whether it's addictive or simply an excuse for a weekend away to another incredible city, I've now booked onto my third marathon three years:  Rome 2nd April 2017.  Apparently it's referred to as the 7 (or is it 12) hills so it could be a rude awakening (not to ment...

January 25, 2016

I find myself suddenly signed up for the Paris Marathon on 3rd April 2016.  This marathon blog will be different from last years Barcelona blog as Paris will be my second marathon...and with only 10 weeks to go from the occasional 4 miles to 26.2 miles it will be a jou...

April 22, 2015

 

So, 6 weeks after the Barcelona marathon I finally report that it was a huge success - so much fun in so many ways and not least because all 6 of us completed the marathon without injury, and within faster times than each of us had quietly hoped for.  I personally was...

March 11, 2015

So as we enjoy our final week of rest and taper after 4 months of training in readiness for Sundays marathon, we suddenly have numerous injuries between the 6 of us (all ladies). These are all common injuries to runners so worth some detail about each and how to manage...

February 10, 2015

I decided to run a marathon purely for my own experience I did not intend it to be a fund raiser. However I learnt of a local tragedy last month when a local family lost their 3 year old daughter to leukaemia - more unbearable if possible is that it's the second child...

February 8, 2015

Feet are often the last part of our body that we take care of, indeed many people claim to ‘hate’ their feet – ‘they’re ugly’!!!  Regardless of their subjective beauty (!) our feet do amazing things for us and are built to do so in an incredible way. 

 

Each foot co...

January 13, 2015

Woah, this is a big subject!  Running success (which to me means completion without injury and enjoyment, to others it's about time) is dependent on posture, alignment and running style.

 

Be aware of how you run. Tune in and 'body scan' - how does it feel from the toes...

January 13, 2015

So, with only 8 weeks to go the end is in sight.  The trouble with planning and training for something so far ahead (4-5 months) is that it becomes all consuming and with a marathon being the aim, one is in danger of becoming a 'running bore'!  One day you're feeling h...

November 14, 2014

There are simply oodles of marathon training programmes - in a nutshell a 20 week plan for a beginner consists of 3-4 runs, one rest day, and 2 cross training days in between the runs ie any other sport that uses the body differently - such as spinning, cycling, HITS,...

October 14, 2014

The idea of blogging about marathon training comes as part of an experiment whereby I am researching  / experiencing how to best prevent, and manage injuries that may occur during marathon training, and how best to maintain oneself optimally throughout this process.  I...

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