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Noticing a slight improvement!

Today our Polar plan was a 1:30 long run. The word "Run" being used in the very of loosest terms. In all there was improvement over last Sunday's long run and I will take that. This process isn't going to be an overnight success. I've got to retrain my body to work...

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Me running along the millennium greenway cycle path in Wales.

Base Training Continues…

Base training has continued this week with lots of heart rate based running, strength training and mobility exercises. I've really been getting frustrated with the HR stuff as I'm not really getting to run that much! I feel that I'm walking more than running. I had...

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New Marathon Training Plan

Now that Gayle and I have signed up for the Rotterdam Marathon in April 2020, it's time to get our fitness back and start training for the awesome event. I know that a standard marathon training plan is around 16 weeks, but we have both lost a bit of fitness over...

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Looking forward to the Llandudno 5K

It's now only a few days until the Llandudno East 5K and I am really looking forward to it! The weather for Saturday is looking alright and I am really hoping to get a PB on this run. Will I be able to get my target goal of 27-minutes? I'm not too sure, but I will...

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Physio Day!!!

Since my last half marathon on the 2nd December, I have really been struggling with my right ankle/shin. It has been really quite painful, to the point that I could not weight bear on it at first. On Friday I paid a visit to Willaston Sports Physio and had a...

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Warning: Injured Runner!

It's been a week since my last Half Marathon where I injured my right leg/ankle. While I was running around Oulton Park I felt something snap in my leg but carried on.  It was tough at the time but I still managed to get across the finish line.  The pain...

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Update on My Seizures

As we approach my last half marathon for the year and my 2018 challenge comes to an end, I thought I would give you all an update on how I am getting on with my seizures. To recap, at the start of the year I suddenly started to have seizures, these at the time...

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The main thing running has taught me!

Running has taught me many things, from respecting the distance of a marathon (it's all too easy to say, "It's only 26.2 miles!"), through to running in the right kit.  One of the biggest things, that I hope I have finally learned, is that it is really easy to...

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The Importance of Strength Training

When I first started running, I thought it was just a matter of lacing up the shoes and hitting the streets, logging as many miles as I could.  In some ways this is true, but I really didn't factor in any strength training at all.  My first Marathon in 2016 was a...

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Setting goals

I find that setting goals are the best way to keeping me motivated to improve myself.  You have already probably noticed that this year Gayle and I have set ourselves the challenge of running twelve half marathon in twelve months which, to be honest, I have found...

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