Category Archives: Marathon

Running Marathons…

This time 4 years ago I ran my first official marathon event… the Lochaber Marathon – on the 10th April 2011.  It seems like a really long time ago, and at the time, I had already run the distance (13.1 miles up the West … Continue reading

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13 week marathon training plan

On the 5th May 2014, I’m running the Belfast Marathon.  🙂 With 13 weeks to go, I’ve got the following training plan together: A mixture of running, swimming, strength and rest along with a few trips with work… I’m planning … Continue reading

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Looking back at my 2013

Looking back at my 2013, it didn’t seem as eventful as some other years, but it did include a major life event – Fit Girl and I buying a house together in May. The house move and everything that followed … Continue reading

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Long runs: Energy, Hydration & Recovery

Are you running your first ever marathon in 2014? Or are you running a marathon in 2014 and you’d like to improve your performance from the last one? If so, I was thinking now might be a good time for … Continue reading

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VLM long run training plan

Are you running the Virgin London Marathon on the 13th April 2014? If so, it’s around about 18 weeks until then…and you might want to think about starting your training.  If you are running for about an hour just now … Continue reading

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The best marathon of my life

‘If you want to run the best marathon of your life, you need to push hard. Of course it’s horrible, who said it was easy!? Push through that feeling for 5 minutes and the body will adjust.’ Cris Walsh, Bellahouston … Continue reading

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A few days rest for me

The day after my marathon was tough. :-S Sore feet, calves, quads, back, shoulders, eyeballs (ok, maybe not my eyeballs). 😉 I did an easy recovery run (as I’d arranged a coaching session with a new PT client) – we … Continue reading

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