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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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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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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