Monthly Archives: March 2012

Knackered leg syndrome

Yes, I am suffering from yet another running affliction – knackered leg syndrome. It’s a thing, I definitely didn’t just make it up. I attempted a short run on Tuesday evening, the first after my BIG 22 miler on Sunday. … Continue reading

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Let the tapering begin

I’m a couple of glasses of wine down, so I’ll keep this brief… Today I ran 22 miles, which means that with four weeks to go until the marathon I am now officially tapering! It was tough. The first 2 … Continue reading

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On resting…

It is now one month until the London Marathon – a fact hammered home to me yesterday when my marathon race pack and latest Marathon News magazine dropped through my door. Half of me thought “woohoo, I have a place! … Continue reading

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Run long, run strong…

A lot of my recent decision making has been based on “you only live once”. That’s how I ended up with a rather greasy and spicy Lebanese takeaway on Friday night, the evening before my 18 mile long run. Not … Continue reading

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How to run 20 miles…

1. If you’ve been suffering with an injury (or several injuries as the case may be), the day before your 20 mile effort go and pay your physio a visit. Beg him to fix you. If you’re lucky – he … Continue reading

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Finding the positive in injury

Today I could write about the 7 mile steady run that I missed tonight due to my pulled hamstring. I could moan and moan about how injury sucks. And I could go into excruciating detail about all the things that have been … Continue reading

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Run-ch break fail

Today I attempted my first ever lunchtime run, or “run-ch break” if you will. It was a disaster. My right hamstring has been giving me a bit of grief ever since Saturday’s long run, but I had just put it … Continue reading

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