Category Archives: Training

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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Uneventful

I have my fingers crossed and I’m touching wood… but I feel like I can now whisper it… marathon training has started! After a dubious start to training I am finally back in my stride, and the past two weeks … Continue reading

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I don’t want to speak too soon, but I may be getting faster…

I was looking at some graphs on my computer earlier this week when a colleague walked past and asked me how my stocks were doing. Now, I don’t know much about stocks and shares, but I don’t think I’d like … Continue reading

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Marathon training reflection, and what’s next?

This time a week ago I would have just been finishing the London Marathon, meeting my family and friends, then taking my first taxi ride home in the whole three years that I’ve lived in London (no better occasion than … Continue reading

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