Author Archives: Holly Callaghan

About Holly Callaghan

Lazy girl turned marathon runner, chasing sub-4!

A bit of a ramble about losing your running mojo

“Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.” I’m not sure who to attribute those words to, and I’m pretty sure they weren’t first … Continue reading

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The National Lottery Anniversary Run – race report

The National Lottery Anniversary Run (5 miles) – 21st July 2013 Running on an Olympic track isn’t an opportunity that presents itself every day, so when I was given the chance to do so, in the form of the National … Continue reading

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The run you shouldn’t do

They say “you’ll never regret a run you do, only a run you don’t do”, but I’d like to disagree. There are more that a couple of runs that I have regretted during my time. I’m sure any runner will … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Marathon 2013 Race Report

Edinburgh Marathon – 26th May 2013 When preparing for my first marathon in London last year I had three main aims. Firstly, to finish with a time beginning with 4. Secondly, to enjoy it. And thirdly, to run every step. … Continue reading

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Peak week!

This week I have run 45.03 miles. That’s 7 hours, 1 minute and 28 seconds of running, not to mention a couple of hours of stretching, foam rolling and weights. Yes, you guessed it – marathon training peak week is … Continue reading

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Marathon goal reassessment: a good idea, or just plain stupid?

I’m currently in week 14 of Edinburgh Marathon training, and everything is going… well. No injuries, no illness, my training is consistent, I’m feeling good. I’ve hit 18 miles in my long run, and this weekend I will head out … Continue reading

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Reading Half Marathon Race Report

Reading Half Marathon – Sunday 17th March 2013 I’ve finally got the feeling back in my fingers enough to type up a quick re-cap of today’s very windy and very cold half marathon. I signed up for this race as … Continue reading

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