Category Archives: Tapering

Keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…

11 days to go. Another day, another niggle. My life now revolves around the foam roller. So I though I should pay tribute to my new best friend… Oh my favourite blue piece of foam. So many hours spent rolling … Continue reading

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Tapering update

This morning I ran a nice, steady, comfortable 5 miles. It was the first run in a while where I felt like things were improving. Yes, I still have some niggles. But they’re improving. My physio’s interpretation of this phenomenon: … Continue reading

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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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Tapering is boring

I hate tapering. This week and last week have been tapering weeks in preparation for the Lancaster half marathon on Sunday. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely realise why tapering is important.  But I hate not running! Well, obviously I’m … Continue reading

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