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Invisible Weight

Week 12 and the penultimate 'hard week' before taper, and didn't it kick my ass. I had put a lot of pressure on this week. The big 20 mile race was looming, and I was going to smash it. I was going to pace it wonderfully and would be filled with all the confidence heading… Continue reading Invisible Weight

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Getting Over The Hump

The weeks seem to be flying right now, and it's another double catch up! Weeks 10 and 11 of Marathon training. Week 10 saw yet another attempt of a 20 miler, beautiful weather and the feeling of starting to fall apart in a bigger way. Queue a week of backing off any intensity, and banking… Continue reading Getting Over The Hump

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All The Ps

Another week in the bank, one littered with errors. I'm hoping the bad dress rehearsal superstition also applies to marathon training. It does feel a little theatrical at times. However the beautiful, and unseasonal weather we are having right now has certainly helped take the edge of it. Week 9 Monday - 3.6 recovery miles… Continue reading All The Ps

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Toddlers, Tantrums and Treadmills

Is it even called marathon training if you don't start to fall apart at the seams a little? No, I didn't think so. The last week of training has involved the spotty chicken pox toddler needing a week in confinement, unable to go to pre school (A whole week off before half term even starts)… Continue reading Toddlers, Tantrums and Treadmills

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A Testing Fortnight

I know, I know.... I'm cheating. Catching up with two weeks marathon training in one post. It's been hectic. I'm tired just thinking about the last two weeks. Or maybe I'm just tired. We are at that point. Week 6 The one that brought all the artic weather, and a nice humdinger of a cold… Continue reading A Testing Fortnight

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Some Week Into Marathon Training

Another week has passed, without any dramas or significant news. That's a good thing. Time to recap last weeks training, week number (I don't actually know) of Manchester Marathon training. I say I don't know, because I'm not sure when I consciously started training towards this marathon. It was all about building back up from… Continue reading Some Week Into Marathon Training

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Hello 2019

Happy New Year! Yes, I’ m a little late to the party. But we are still in January, so it all counts. Right? So it’s a New Year, which of course comes with new goals. I’ve broken it down a little year. Little segments. Seems much more manageable that way. The priority has been to… Continue reading Hello 2019

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Type 1 Diabetes. I’m In For The Long Run.

I often get asked how I deal with running and Type 1 Diabetes. Particularly long runs. When training for marathons and ultras and the mileage starts creeping up, it becomes a split of concentrating on getting those miles in, whilst planning and executing perfect fuelling to ensure stable blood sugars and no crashes or harmful… Continue reading Type 1 Diabetes. I’m In For The Long Run.

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There’s Goals. Then there are Goals.

Chicago Marathon is coming up fast. Two weeks to go. I've found myself in the horrible situation of picking up a niggle, not listening soon enough, and said niggle now meaning that I am cross training my way to the start line. But it's all good. Because actually I'd rather get to the start line… Continue reading There’s Goals. Then there are Goals.

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Summertime Funtime

So, I have been missing in action. Again. The summer has been full of fun, the kind that leaves your heart full, but your blog writing capabilities on the back burner. Hidden somewhere between the need for a granny nap, and standing looking aimlessly at an open fridge wondering whats going to be devoured next.… Continue reading Summertime Funtime