Marathon training: The first few weeks
Feb18

Marathon training: The first few weeks

I’ve decided not to bore you by updating you on my marathon training every single week. Especially as the first couple of weeks on my training plan involved less running than I usually do. I decided to follow Newport marathon’s own training plan, which only lasts 15 weeks and starts off slowly, but then builds up very quickly. The first week recommended just three runs, with the longest being a 60 minute ‘light...

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Silent Sunday 17.2.19
Feb17

Silent Sunday 17.2.19

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Marathon fuelling experiments: Go Bites
Feb12

Marathon fuelling experiments: Go Bites

As I continue my experiments to find the right fuel for my first marathon, my blogging friend Juliet McGrattan recommended Kate Percy’s Go Bites. Juliet is not only an experienced marathon runner, she is also a doctor who uses her medical knowledge to inspire people to become active. So if she recommends something, I listen! She says she has given up gels in favour of Go Bites. Go Bites are made of completely natural...

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Silent Sunday 10.2.19
Feb10

Silent Sunday 10.2.19

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Marathon training: Following a training plan
Feb07

Marathon training: Following a training plan

I ummed and aahed over whether to follow a training plan for my first marathon. My ‘training plan’ (in my head) for my half marathons works very well, so shouldn’t I just do that? But with a much longer run on a Sunday? Generally when training for a half marathon I do two four mile runs in the week, parkrun on Saturday and a longer run on Sunday. As I get closer to the big day, I will increase the four mile runs to...

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