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 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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Why I don’t run in the snow

why I don't run in the snow

Despite having a race in one weeks’ time, these past seven days I haven’t been running. The reason? Snow. This has been really frustrating and I’m now incredibly anxious that in less than a week I will be running a marathon and I haven’t been able to get out for a run. Added to this […]

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My March fitness goals

march running goals

Today is the last day of February so I’m looking ahead to next month and my March fitness goals. March is going to be all about the Barcelona marathon. I’ve been training for this for the last 10 weeks and I am really excited to be running this race. While my training hasn’t gone well […]

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Staying positive when training doesn’t go well

Over the last few weeks my marathon training hasn’t been going well. While at the beginning the rubbish weather stopped me from getting in shorter mid-week runs, I was still able to do the long runs most weeks. But for the last two weeks I’ve missed my mile target for my long runs, which with […]

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