Why I’m not running Brighton marathon 2021
Jul20

Why I’m not running Brighton marathon 2021

At the start of the year, I spent over two months training for Brighton marathon. I’d worked hard, followed my plan and was enjoying the training. I was also excited about going to Brighton, a place I’ve only been to a couple of times before. It was to be my husband’s first marathon and he had worked hard for it too. But, just over a month before the race and just after my first 18 mile training run, we all know what...

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Brighton marathon: It’s all over (for now)
Mar27

Brighton marathon: It’s all over (for now)

My husband and I have spent the last few weeks training for the Brighton marathon on 19th April. It was to be my second marathon, following Newport last year, and my husband’s first. With the situation with coronavirus changing almost by the day, we’d got to the point where we expected it to be postponed, but we weren’t going to cut back the training until we knew for definite. Just a few days earlier, we’d...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 5 to 8
Mar04

Return to marathon training: Weeks 5 to 8

I am currently training for Brighton marathon in April – my second marathon following Newport last year. It will also be my husband’s first marathon. He is more or less following the same plan as me, but we only run together on Sundays. He does his body conditioning in the gym, whereas I do it at home. He also has to be careful not to run too much as he plays football twice a week. We are now over halfway through our...

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Return to marathon training: The early weeks
Feb05

Return to marathon training: The early weeks

Following Newport marathon last year, this year I have signed up for Brighton marathon. And my husband will be joining me – for his first ever marathon! Last year I followed the marathon training plan from the Newport marathon website, which worked well for me. So I have decided to follow the same plan again. My husband will keep the same plan as a guide, but is unlikely to manage running five times a week. He also plays...

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