Newport Marathon
May08

Newport Marathon

Newport marathon. 5th May 2019. It’s all been for this. Fifteen weeks of hard training in the rain and the cold. Sixty-seven runs, 440 miles. Eighteen mile runs on a Sunday morning, sprints in the local park, slow parkruns, a very wet half marathon and weeks of the dreaded body conditioning have all been leading up to this. My first marathon. The last two weeks hadn’t been the easiest. I’d had a bad cold, which had...

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Signing up for my first marathon
Oct29

Signing up for my first marathon

I never thought I would run a marathon. I know how hard I train for a half marathon and how much it can take out of me. I didn’t think I could do double that distance. But then, a couple of years ago, I had an epiphany. I didn’t need to run a marathon fast! Surely the goal of a marathon was the sense of achievement in completing it, not working yourself into the ground to run it in four hours? It wouldn’t matter if...

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