Category Archives: Edinburgh Marathon

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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Marathon training: this time it’s hard

Marathon training is hard. I already knew this, because I did it last year. But last year it was hard because I was injured and frequently not running. So far this year I’ve remained uninjured. This is good news! But … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Marathon training week 4

“Oh you’re a runner? That’s cool! I did a half-marathon once… I didn’t really train, but I did it in 1 hour 40… that’s good right?” Over the last few years I’ve heard variations on the above more times that … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Marathon training week one: A non-starter

One week into my Edinburgh Marathon training… 2 miles have been run. Illness has thwarted my efforts to get out there and start as I mean to go on. Ah well, it could be worse. It’s much better to have … Continue reading

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A little less conversation, a little more action

Yesterday marked the anniversary of my starting “Honge on the run”. How did I remember that? Because yesterday was also Virgin London Marathon 2013 ballot results day. I wasn’t holding out much hope of being lucky enough to get in … Continue reading

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