Tag: Training

A half-marathon development

Yesterday afternoon, just before I left my office, I was emailed by the lovely team at Epilepsy Action, offering me a place in the upcoming Royal Parks half-marathon. Wow. I'd put myself in the draw for race places directly with the race organisers several months ago, but was unsuccessful. So I gracefully accepted I wasn't ...

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Setting the target

As per my last post, I'm working towards a big goal: completing the 2015 London Marathon on April 26th. Not to be taken lightly. After my last marathon experience, I'm looking simply to finish injury-free and faster than my first time of 4:51. Not too much of a stretch, hopefully. I'd love to get in ...

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One foot in front of the other

Since my knee surgery back in November, I've had one over-riding goal in mind: to get back running. Last week, I enjoyed two short runs out on the streets of London and finished pain-free. Slight stiffness the following day, but nothing awful. It felt fantastic. I've been slowly building up a plan to increase distance ...

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Coaching with Nike+

An update to Nike+ apparently adds a virtual coach to the app - it looks interesting and, for some people at least, will provide a manageable and sensible schedule to prepare for that next race. While running *looks* easy - one foot in front of the other - knowing how to get ready for any ...

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Am I mad?

I may well be... I've just entered the ballot for places in the 2014 London Marathon! I know I had a really tough time of it at this year's event, but I'm confident I could shave at least 30mins off my time next year. (If I can avoid getting tripped up and injured again!) I ...

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Marathon nerves…

It's finally sunk in that I'm running the London Marathon this weekend. Eeek! Despite talking about it for (seemingly) months, and getting a decent amount of training in, I'm only now getting the butterflies in my stomach associated with big events. It's my first ever marathon! Will I make it round in one piece? Will ...

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Not feeling it…

I'm running the 2013 Reading Half-Marathon tomorrow. And I'm feeling decidedly under-prepared for it. Which is quite worrying, as I'm supposed to be running the London Marathon in a little over a month. (Which reminds me, send me your money here. Thanks.) A combination of house-hunting, flu and the small matter of my wedding and ...

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Not long now…

...until I have to complete the London Triathlon. I haven't mentioned this dreaded event on the blog yet as I'm still slightly in shock at the fact I signed up for it in the first place. My motivation? A typically male combination of pig-headedness, denial and a third drive which I refer to as "I'll ...