Manchester marathon 2022
Apr05

Manchester marathon 2022

After 15 weeks, 69 runs and 460 miles in training, my husband and I ran Manchester marathon. It was my third marathon and his first – after a couple of false starts. I had stuck to the training plan well, but my husband had tailed off between weeks 7 to 11. He hadn’t done anywhere near enough miles in the midweek, then tried playing catch-up in the last few weeks. He ended up with a calf injury. But he was determined to...

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The Manchester marathon maranoia
Mar29

The Manchester marathon maranoia

All being well, my husband and I will be running Manchester marathon in a few days. I’ve written before about maranoia – the very special paranoia which many runners suffer from in the last few days and weeks before a marathon. You’ve put so much work in and you don’t want anything to get in the way and stop you from running that race. Then there is also the irrational fears and worries about the day itself....

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Training for Manchester marathon
Feb15

Training for Manchester marathon

I am now more than halfway through my training programme for Manchester marathon. As it’s not long since I did my last marathon (Newport in October 2021), I decided not to bore you with quite such regular training updates! It wasn’t really my plan to run a marathon in spring 2022. Having run one in autumn 2021, I was happy to wait until spring 2023. But of course my husband got Covid the day before the Newport marathon and...

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