Category Archives: marathon

Training without a plan

With just over a week to go until the Newport Liberty Half Marathon I decided to look back at my post about getting back to fitness in time just over a month ago. In that post I talked about putting together a plan … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2016

I was lucky enough to run the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday April 24th. The experience was amazing, and it’s worth a detailed look at how the day (and the weekend) took shape. I’d had concerns over muscle tightness … Continue reading

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Fighting tight muscles

It seems like my muscles have always been tight. I used to blame cycling, and now I blame running, but what I should really be blaming is myself for not stretching enough. I go through phases (usually because things seem … Continue reading

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Training when injured

Injury is more likely during a training cycle so it’s important to have a plan that’s not too aggressive to limit the possibility of getting injured Of course, there’s never a fail-safe way to avoid getting injured, and it may … Continue reading

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New Year, no posts….until now

I’ve managed to do it again – neglected my blog. What I have not been neglecting, however, is running. It can be a tough time of year to get motivated to run, so what gets you out when it’s (well) below freezing? Here’s my … Continue reading

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When a PR doesn’t feel so great

I know I should be very happy. It was a very definite PR, not just a small one. So, why doesn’t it feel great? Just over a week ago I ran my second marathon, and my second Philadelphia Marathon. At … Continue reading

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Why run a marathon?

Two years ago today I took part in my first marathon in Philadelphia. It’s not something I had ever really wanted to do, and other than the enthusiasm of RVRR, I’m not sure why I did it then. As before … Continue reading

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Keeping track of runs

Before I was a runner I used mapmyride to track my bike rides. I had a Garmin for my bike, but never really used Garmin’s own site for keeping track of things. I started running in 2010 and would upload my runs … Continue reading

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So many updates – Philly Marathon training

I mean to blog more often, really I do. So when I finally get around to it I have way too much in my mind to know what to write about. As I am now less than 4 weeks away … Continue reading

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Running away from home

No, I’m not running away, but I have been running, away from home. For the past week I’ve been on a business trip to the UK. This was arranged relatively recently and I had to try to fit as many … Continue reading

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