Tag: Marathon

Running to the Dark Side

As the hype of the London Marathon dominated my social media feeds I could not help but contemplate on the decision I made to defer my place to 2020. Watching the stories of runners working their way around the course led me to reminiscing… Continue Reading “Running to the Dark Side”

London Marathon Training: Week One

Yesterday saw the end of week one in the London Marathon training schedule. After a shaky start to the year, with what appeared to be shin splints threatening my plan, I finally found myself back into a rhythm. I found myself finally coming to… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: Week One”

London Marathon Training: The Treadmill

With Christmas and New Year now a distant memory it is time to prepare for the most important time in the running calendar….Marathon Season. I’m not going to lie, getting myself motivated to train for the London Marathon the second time round has been… Continue Reading “London Marathon Training: The Treadmill”

The London Marathon: Being a Spectator

Yesterday saw London’s streets come alive during the 38th London Marathon – the hottest on record. In previous years I have watched the days events from the comfort of my sofa – which I now know does not really give you the full experience… Continue Reading “The London Marathon: Being a Spectator”

The London Marathon

It has taken me days to finally be able to sit down and put my London Marathon experience into words. I have never experienced child birth myself, but I can only imagine this is how marathon training and the day itself compares. For months… Continue Reading “The London Marathon”

Lots of Marathon Love

Just over six months ago I wrote a post announcing that I was running the London Marathon. All of a sudden, time has flown by, and in two days time I will be in a pen waiting in Greenwich for the biggest day of… Continue Reading “Lots of Marathon Love”

Tested: Floatation Therapy

In attempt to ease the constant ache in my legs from training I have tried many remedies over the last few months. Deep heat, deep freeze, magnesium oils, tiger balm….you name it, I’ve tried it. I have lost count on the number of sports… Continue Reading “Tested: Floatation Therapy”

Fears of the first time Marathon runner.

Training alone for months. Something that I would not wish upon anyone, yet It is something that I have done in order to get “marathon ready” and there are many others I know who have done the same – for what ever reason. Not… Continue Reading “Fears of the first time Marathon runner.”

Enter the “Taper Tantrum”

This week it seems that my mind is running on over time. The only way I seem to be able to work through the thoughts is to note them down so I can reflect and, hopefully, realise that I am not alone. So the critical… Continue Reading “Enter the “Taper Tantrum””

To eat all the Carbs…….

Now that the 3 week count down marker has passed, and anyone running the London Marathon is now into the tapering stages of training, it is time to really focus on adding more carbohydrates to the diet. I put my hands up now…..throughout the… Continue Reading “To eat all the Carbs…….”

Time to Taper

So this is it. The final countdown. At this time in 3 weeks, I would have completed the toughest challenge I have ever faced. Despite the fear of whats to come, I cannot wait for the day to be here and the long six… Continue Reading “Time to Taper”

The Gait Analysis

There comes a time for every runner when you have to bite the bullet and head to the experts for a gait analysis. I have never had one done before. But after noticing the way my feet landed in recent race photos and knowing… Continue Reading “The Gait Analysis”