Stroud half marathon – can I do it?
Oct19

Stroud half marathon – can I do it?

Usually when I train for a half marathon I get to the point where I can’t wait for it to be over. I’m tired, permanently hungry and will probably have a few little niggles from sore toenails to aching hips. But after this year’s Cheltenham half marathon, I didn’t feel like that. I’d trained differently, doing only one long run a week and a few shorter ones. I felt less tired, stronger and definitely not...

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The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone…
Oct07

The thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone…

I’m telling everyone that will listen that I will DEFINITELY be running a half marathon in the spring. Not to mention the Cheltenham half marathon next September. I’m proud of all my friends that ran it the other week, but still gutted that I wasn’t with them. I know I can recover from my ITB problem quickly. I’ve had it before. I recovered, didn’t I? But it seems it’s not as simple as that. I...

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Cheltenham half marathon 2015: The end of the road
Aug19

Cheltenham half marathon 2015: The end of the road

I was feeling pretty pleased with myself after my first half marathon training run a few weeks ago. There’s a special feeling you get when you’ve run that far – adrenaline and pride and strength all rolled into one. Running eight miles is an achievement in anyone’s book and it’s a positive feeling that lasts for a couple of days. I love having the aim of training for a race. It gives me a focus for a few...

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