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Marathon Training – Week 3

Week 3 of being back in training and this was the first week that I found a few mornings harder to wake up. This shouldn’t have been a surprise as it was a similar stage last time and is as my body getting used to being back in the regime....

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Marathon Training – Week 2

So, after the surprise of London still working towards going ahead, week 2 of training needed to happen. For a long time I had expected week 1 wouldn’t happen and all of last week I was expecting it to be a flash in the pan. So digging out week 2...

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Marathon Training Take 2 – Week 1

Here we go again! When I first started marathon training last December I never expected I’d be starting again so soon. As I did that first week I was wondering how I’d deal with the training? Would I get injured? What would it be like crossing the finish line at...

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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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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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