Monthly Archives: January 2018

15.2M – wk 2 marathon training

Week 2 Training for the London marathon and my plan had 15 miles at 9:08 minute mile pace. I thought it’d be a welcome relief after pushing it a little on the half marathon last week, to run 8:40 min … Continue reading

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7M including 6M tempo

My training plan prescribed 7 miles today, including 5 miles tempo, with the pace at 8:23 or under. I didn’t manage to get my interval run (4x800m:2min rest) on Tuesday, so I was pretty adamant I’d do this run today, … Continue reading

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What goes up…might come down?

You might remember that at the end of last year, I took on the help from a Personal Trainer Ross Jackson from Lean Machine PT (http://www.leanmachinept.co.uk/). I’ve worked with him before, and although he probably works more with guys in … Continue reading

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Wk1 into Wk2

My first week of my marathon training and my second Rest day today week, and I was a bit tired today! I really needed the rest day – I felt a bit tired, cold and could have been grumpy (if … Continue reading

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Gift that keeps on giving

You might remember a couple of years ago my nice brother sent me this Georg Jenson elephant money box out of the blue … well since then I’ve been filling it up each year, with £1 coins (no less, no … Continue reading

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2M tempo + 1M 180 cadence

Today I did my first tempo run of my training for the London marathon. The plan said 2 mile warm up then 2 tempo miles at 7:35 min mile pace, then 2 recovery miles. I ended up tweaking it a … Continue reading

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3x1600m effective run

Tonight I did my first run of 2018, and my first ‘effective’ run… aka speed session. Agghhh – I’ll be honest and say it was horrible, (but kinda good afterwards as well.) If you know me, or you’ve read my … Continue reading

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