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Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

Things I thought I'd never say... 'I'm writing this on a Bank Holiday Monday, sat in the garden in the glorious sunshine... in England'. 'I have two 10k races in 2 days, one of them is a trail run'. 'I lost 11lbs in 5 weeks'. And yet, here I am saying all of those things!… Continue reading Need For Speed | Week 3 | 10k Training | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

A bit of a weird week this week, I've felt utterly unconcerned about my impending half marathon and my lack of training so what better way to prepare myself and have a rest all week...! Race day is finally here after 11 weeks of 'training'. Monday | Working Hard or Hardly Working No running for… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 11 | Race Day Is Here | Diary of an Injured Runner

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How to Get Back on Track

Whether you've had a break from running due to illness, injury or life just got in the way, sometimes it can be hard to get your motivation back. Here are some tips and tricks on how you can get your mojo back and how to keep it. 1. Sign up for a race I'm sure… Continue reading How to Get Back on Track

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Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

For goodness sake, the Beast of the East is back! Just when England had finally got back to 'normal' the sight of snow is again upon us and has cancelled more races this weekend such as the Weston Super Mare Half Marathon, Bowood House 10k and Reading Half Marathon! I will say, I've been super… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 8 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Techniques for Running Hills

Whether you love them or hate them, hills should be an integral part of your running routine. Training hills significantly improves your strength, speed, muscle power and anaerobic capability so what's not to love! But what's the best running technique to get the most out of your hill running? I've put together some tips on… Continue reading Techniques for Running Hills

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Should You Workout With Music?

We've all been there. You're listening to that power song while doing the most difficult workout of your life and you feel like Rocky and Superman combined. You can take on the whole world... or can you? These days, more and more road races do not permit you to listen to music and you can… Continue reading Should You Workout With Music?

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8 Race Day Hacks

It's race day, you've done the training, but gosh what do you need to know when you're running your first race? Here are a few race day hacks to help you put your best foot forward, and again, and again etc and then whoop you're crossing the finish line happy and smiling! 1. Don't wear… Continue reading 8 Race Day Hacks

10k Race Reviews

Clock Change Challenge (2017)

This course is fast and flat, perfect for a PB with an out and back route along quiet country lanes. About the race When: - Sunday 29 October 2017 @ 11.00am Where: - Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0SP Cost: - £15.00 unattached Organisers website: - www.riderhq.com Race Facts The Calne story begins AD 978… Continue reading Clock Change Challenge (2017)

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Half Marathon Training | Week 3 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Monday | Week 3 | Rest Day Really enjoyed this rest day today, my legs weren't feeling great after yesterday's run. Spent some time with the pup snuggled on the sofa. Tuesday| Week 3 | Interval Training 3 Miles Today I hate running! I decided I needed to up the training a bit as I've… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 3 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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Half Marathon Training | Week 2 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Monday| Week 2 | Rest Day Heck I have got serious DOMS today after yesterday's 10k. I'm super sad that I've lost so much fitness in a short space of time and I can't say I'm a fan of being part of the not-being-able-to-get-up-because-my-legs-hurt club. Tuesday| Week 2 | Run with Pupper I was feeling… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 2 | Diary of an Injured Runner