What is base training?

running

To give my mind and body a chance to rest after completing the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I took a full week off all training. The break worked as this week my motivation has returned and I’ve been back out running and heading to the gym. December marks the official start of my marathon training, but […]

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How to get your fitness back on track this autumn

In my previous post I talked about how to stay fit and healthy during autumn, but after writing it I realised that, like many people, during a summer of enjoying G&Ts in the sunshine and skipping runs with the heat as an excuse, my fitness motivation over the last few months has been close to […]

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How to stay fit and healthy during autumn

how to stay fit and healthy during autumn

Now that September is here it won’t be long until the days get noticeably cooler and the nights longer. Autumn is on its way! I love autumn, it is one of my favourite time of year and early autumn usually brings with it perfect running weather. I also love this time of year as hiking […]

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What is heart rate training and should you try it?

what is heart rate training

Heart rate training is something I’ve read and heard about for a while and, the more I’ve found out about it, the more I’ve wanted to try it. A few weeks ago, just before I properly started training for the Hertfordshire Half Marathon, I decided that it was the perfect opportunity to try something new […]

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My current fitness goals

fitness goals

I love being fit and healthy, but I’m not going to lie – sometimes finding the motivation to workout and eat well is tough. For me one way to stay motivated is to always have a goal to aim for. But, whereas in the past my goal has usually been a race or a competition, […]

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Nutrition and fitness podcasts

marathon talk podcast

While I don’t tend to listen to podcasts when I run, at the end of a long day of work and workouts I’m often exhausted and love taking this time to sit down, rest and listen to one of my favourite podcasts. The podcasts I follow reflect my diverse range of random interests (everything from […]

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Pacing my London marathon

London Marathon expo

I’m not a good pacer. Whereas some runners are able to achieve almost even splits throughout a race, mine tend to be all over the place. Getting injured five weeks before the London marathon meant that even before the race I knew I wasn’t going to run for a PB, so with any chance of […]

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Cold weather running – should you do it?

Running in picturesque snow scenes looks great on Instagram but in real life running outdoors when the temperature drops below freezing is not much fun. Let’s face it even the biggest running enthusiast would struggle to get the motivation to leave a warm and cosy bed for a 5am run in sub-freezing temperatures. This, along […]

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Health and fitness goals update

health and fitness goals

Halloween is over, cosy jumpers have been dug out from the back of my wardrobe and it is now socially acceptable to insta a festive themed coffee. This means that Christmas is on its way and there is less than 2 months until the end of 2018! But it doesn’t mean it’s too late to […]

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My summer reading list

I love reading, especially when books are about one of my main passions – fitness and wellbeing. My kindle and bookshelves are packed full of books on this subject from Zanna Van Dijk’s Strong to Fearne Cotton’s Happy. This summer I’ve got a number of books lined up that I’m really looking forward to reading. […]

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