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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How to fit workouts into a busy schedule

Okay, this is probably not groundbreaking news, but training for a marathon is time consuming! Often a really long run will wipe out a whole day – the run itself and the hours spent recovering. But even if you’re not training for a marathon, fitting in regular workouts when you lead a generally busy lifestyle […]

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Marathon training tips

top 5 2017 races

With less than 6 weeks until the Barcelona marathon I’m now deep in my marathon training. This basically means my Sundays involve doing a really long run then spending the rest of the day eating and sleeping. I think most marathon runners would agree that a marathon isn’t just about the 26.2 miles you do […]

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Tips on how to food plan and prep

tips on how to meal plan and prep

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that over the last few weeks I’ve been really focusing on nutrition. Although I didn’t eat badly before, I always felt that I wasn’t eating what I should be to achieve my running and Crossfit goals and have been wanting to learn more about nutrition for […]

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