My 2020 health and fitness goals

2020 fitness goals

Happy new year! It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2020 and the start of a brand new decade. Now that the champagne glasses are being washed up and the confetti swept away as the new year celebrations come to an end, it’s time to look ahead to 2020.  I’m not a fan of winter […]

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My 2019 highlights

London Marathon expo

2019 was the year when I finally got to fulfil my dream of running the London Marathon, but it was also a year of being injured which resulted in a break from running. While there were no running PBs this year, 2019 did have some new achievements starting with a new job at the beginning […]

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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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