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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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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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Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner

So the snow has melted and we've gone back to 'normal', however, I've been in a little bit of a grump that I couldn't get out of this week. I was over tired and just didn't have any motivation to do anything let alone run but it did pick up towards the end of the… Continue reading Half Marathon Training | Week 7 | Diary of an Injured Runner

Running Tips

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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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

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