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Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Tick Tock on the Clock but the party don't stop... daylight savings are here! And what better way to celebrate spring on the way with a race, right! I chose to wake up an hour earlier and do the Clock Change Challenge 10k, which I felt was only right considering I'd done the autumn version… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 9 | 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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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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Half Marathon Training | Week 6 | Diary of an Injured Runner

We welcomed the 'Beast of the East' this week and I've gotta say, I'm pretty relieved I didn't manage to get into the Bath Half Marathon this weekend as it didn't go ahead which is a shame! England was pretty much at a standstill on Friday and Saturday due to the high volumes of snow… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 6 | Diary of an Injured Runner

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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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Half Marathon Training | Week 5 | Diary of an injured runner

I'm up to week 5 already! This time last year I'd done my longest ever training run of 10 miles and I felt great! Fast forward a year and I'm nowhere near running 10 miles and my half marathon is just over 6 weeks away (insert tears to blog post). But I have had a… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 5 | Diary of an injured runner

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Half Marathon Training | Week 4 | Diary of an injured runner

I actually can't believe I'm up to Week 4 already! I'm so far behind schedule due to injury and it feels like every time I run I end up with a new or an even worse injury! Monday | Week 4 | Rest Day You know one of those days where you've earned your rest… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 4 | Diary of an injured runner

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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

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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