Mike Runs

Running for The UK Sepsis Trust

Friday 5th July started as a perfectly normal day. After a day in the office I headed home to meet my wife and kids on their way home from cricket practise. It was a lovely sunny day and everything seemed fine. My wife had had a couple of missed calls...

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I feel the need, the need for speed

When I was in the midst of my Marathon training there was one thing that became clear. Having the structured training plan was really helping me. I therefore made the decision that once my races were over I would focus myself on a new target with a plan. The target...

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Lockdown Running

I’ve read quite a few blogs in recent weeks about running through lockdown. After a couple of months I wanted to put down a few of my thoughts as well. In many ways I can’t quite believe it has now been a couple of months. I have written before about...

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#TwoPointSixChallenge

Sunday 26th April. For many months this date has been penned in my mind. I was waiting to run down The Mall and finish my first London Marathon. Alas, it wasn’t to be quite yet. My fundraising for The UK Sepsis Trust was already sat at over £500 when the...

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Barford Power Station non-parkrun

Among the many things that have fallen foul of COVID-19 has been the weekly opportunity to run at parkrun. Now with my sons football, often I couldn’t make it on a Saturday morning but when I did make it down, it wouldn’t feel like I’d been away. However, I know...

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Race Day. Well…….

So as I sit here writing this, I should have been on my way to Old Trafford. I’d have been picking up my race number, dropping my bag and then been ready to run my first ever marathon. The weather looks good and the crowds would have probably been huge....

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Marathon Training – Week 13 – Time to hit pause

I’d played over what would happen if my races were cancelled numerous times. So when they were, I was surprised to find my overarching feeling was relief. After a couple of weeks of fearing the worst, finally at just gone 5PM, on Friday 13th of all days, the confirmation came....

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Marathon Training – Week 12

This has probably been one of the hardest weeks of training so far. Not necessarily because of the actual training. More that as the coronavirus issue gets bigger and bigger, so do my fears the races will not go ahead. It’s hard to see them going ahead with marathons in...

Marathon Training – Week 11

I don’t know if it is the fact I’m now on the home straight, or that I was back at work this week. However, the week has flown by and suddenly we’re down to just 5 weeks until the first Marathon. I won’t lie, I am starting to feel a...

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Marathon Training – Week 10

Double figures! I saw the below meme this week and it summed up in a way how this week felt on the training cycle. Hitting double figures makes it seem that I’m almost there, despite only just being over halfway. That said, it was another week closer to the races...

Marathon Training – Week 9

After hitting half way last week, it’s now into the home straight. However, I know from the past, this can start to be the hardest section. The energy levels start to drop and there is still a long way to go. After a slightly disappointing training week, it was time...

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