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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Hertfordshire Half Marathon: race review

Hertfordshire Half Marathon

Yesterday I ran my final race of 2019 – the Hertfordshire Half Marathon. I signed up for this race months ago and, despite training for it, I never intended to use it as a PB attempt. Instead after a year of injury set-backs, my main aim to to use it as a fitness test before […]

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Tapering for the Hertfordshire Half Marathon

half marathon taper

With just four days left until I run the Hertfordshire Half Marathon I’m fully into my taper right now. Unusually for me, I’ve not taken a long taper for this race, mainly because I’ve kept my mileage low throughout my training and, although I want to get a good time, I’m not planning on PBing […]

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What you need to know about running your first marathon

what you need to know about running a marathon

The London Marathon ballot results are out this week – good luck to everyone who entered. I didn’t enter this year’s ballot because, after years of rejection emails, last year I got home to find a ‘You’re in’ magazine waiting on the doormat for me!  Getting that acceptance magazine is so exciting, but then comes […]

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How to plan for a destination marathon

lisbon marathon

I’m so excited to finally be signed up to run the Edinburgh marathon next year. Not only because I love running marathons, and the opportunity of maybe getting a new PB, but also because I’ve never been to Edinburgh before. When deciding on which marathon to run I often try and choose races in countries […]

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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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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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