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Half Marathon

Well I can’t quite believe it but I have run a half marathon! All the preparation during the past year has led up to this event and it feels totally surreal that it’s happened. I started the year barely able to run a 3K and now I have completed 21K. Running a half marathon is…

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I Hate Injuries

I’ve been training forĀ a half marathon for about eight months now and despite a few blisters and a bit of knee pain, I haven’t really suffered too badly with injuries. And up until about two weeks ago I was feeling rather smug about this. Through reading countless blog posts and books on running I’ve found…

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Post-Holiday Running Slump

Running is difficult enough but trying to return to it after a week off (spent scoffing your face and laying in the sunshine) is almost impossible… Last week I went to Croatia for a sunshine break. It was lovely – Croatia is so beautiful, there’s so much to do and see (especially in Dubrovnik which…

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Running 9 Miles

Bloody hell. I thought this day would never come. It’s not even the half marathon and I am rejoicing BUT it’s taken me a long time to beat the 10K barrier and now I’ve finally pushed my distance to new limits. I have been training for this half marathon (I’m running my first one on…

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Breaking the 10K Barrier

So, this has been a concern for some time. With the half marathon creeping around the corner I have been desperately trying to motivate myself to run through the 10K barrier. I am well aware that with a 21K race approaching I need to start upping my weekly miles. But it’s one thing thinking it…

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Review: Asics GT-2000

With less than two months to go until the half marathon (eek!) I thought it was about time I invested in some proper running trainers. My Nike IDs have been amazing – they started my running journey, are great trainers for the gym and have been the first ever pair of workout trainers that I…

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Half Way to Half Marathon

It’s half way through my training for my first half marathon and motivation is certainly beginning to lack. I’m not sure why – it could be the hot weather which is lovely but very hard to train in! Or it could be because I have just hit a plateau – I’m not sure but the…