Silent Sunday 31.10.21
Oct31

Silent Sunday 31.10.21

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Newport marathon 2021
Oct28

Newport marathon 2021

After several days and a sleepless night of worrying, I made it to the start line of Newport marathon. Sadly I wasn’t with my husband, who had become ill just the day before. I felt so sorry for him as he had put in all the training. It was going to be his first marathon. On the plus side, he had at least driven me down there. I arrived and immediately joined a toilet queue – which was rather long. I realised I was...

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Return to marathon training weeks 11 to 15
Oct21

Return to marathon training weeks 11 to 15

The final weeks of marathon training saw us reaching our longest training run before starting to taper. You can read about weeks 1 to 6 here and weeks 7 to 10 here. I switched my days about a bit in week 11 to allow me to have a day off training for my birthday. So I did body conditioning on Monday (Monday is always a rest day). I then did a 40 minute/ four mile intense interval session on Tuesday. These sessions never get any easier,...

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Return to marathon training: Weeks 1 to 6
Aug26

Return to marathon training: Weeks 1 to 6

In July, I started training again for Newport marathon, which takes place on 24th October. Last year, I made it most of the way through training for Brighton marathon before it was cancelled due to Covid. I made a half-hearted start on training for Newport in January this year, but I was fairly confident it would be postponed from April, and it was! I follow Newport marathon’s own 15-week training plan, which works well for me...

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