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Shot blocks… an accidental English lesson! 

So here's the thing, in training you practice your nutrition.. after all you never want to try something new on race day!  I've tried gels in the past. Each to their own but to me they were like oddly flavoured warm snot and they disagreed with my tummy! The thought of using them to get… Continue reading Shot blocks… an accidental English lesson! 

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Brighton Marathon – a review

I fully intend to revisit the topic of my first marathon, or at least different aspects of it, over a few blog posts. There is just too much to say on too many different issues to cover it all in one post. For now, let’s look at the high level view. It was hot –… Continue reading Brighton Marathon – a review

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What marathon training has taught me

It's fair to say that when I signed up for this year's Brighton Marathon I did off the back of a friend of mine completing it against the odds. I won't share the details of her story but suffice to say, she overcame MASSIVE obstacles during her training, didn't complete it in the way she had… Continue reading What marathon training has taught me

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Pushing on

Whoop! Longest run since October and I'm running with Iron Man... actually, my running buddy for today is WAY bigger a hero than Iron Man.  First up, Keith... aka Iron Man. Genuinely one of the most encouraging people I ever have met. Historically Keith has helped me get confident on my road bike, made sure… Continue reading Pushing on

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Phase Two – a work in progress

Phew... so, week two of 2017 and week two of Phase Two. Currently I am on day 3 of abstinence from any form of refined sugar. In case you're wondering, yes, I have a headache! I am also in the grip of premature Maranoia. I have heard of this state but never experienced it - clearly 1/2… Continue reading Phase Two – a work in progress

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Training for Marathon Training

Having taken a step back, this week hails the start of training for the marathon training. Apparently it is a mere 164 days until Brighton Marathon. In case you were wondering, that's a smidge over 23 weeks... and that is, frankly, terrifying! But I'm not panicking. Due to having a niggly right arse cheek which… Continue reading Training for Marathon Training