Author Archives: Simon Tanner

About Simon Tanner

Eight time marathon runner, having run Brighton x6 and London x2, finally got a London ballot place after 7 consecutive attempts. I try to write about things I'm going through / have gone through in training to help others attain their running goals, whatever the distance.

Training, what’s it good for?

And round we go again. Marathon training has just started. My target this year is Manchester on 8th April 2018, the 9th iteration of my running adventure. For others, it’s Brighton, London, or another race of the same, longer, or … Continue reading

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Mark Almond’s Marathon Lessons

The warm weather email three days before the race told us to pay particular attention to our fluid intake, think about our clothing on the day – recommending not wearing running tights – and suggested the most recent weather forecasts … Continue reading

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Mantra

My first entry for this blog was 41 entries ago, on the 26th October 2012. Now, as I reach the conclusion of my eighth cycle of marathon training I’m wondering how I feel at the end of all this. Just … Continue reading

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Some Reassurance #2

Farkin Pedestrians. In the way again, in that bumbling, blocking, way that they do. Eyeing you up from metres away, knowing you’re coming towards them, yet ignoring you until that last minute. The moment you’re in their face. Then, oh, … Continue reading

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Recovery – let’s flood the chateau

Leafing through a well-known interior design magazine recently I came across this gem of nonsense: “Layers of paint and varnish were added to build up the elegantly decayed look…Siouxsie calls the paint effect on the walls ‘flooded chateau’. It was … Continue reading

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Just Running, long?

With a few long runs under your belt you’re probably wondering just what the long runs are for. Yes a key part of your weekly training routine, working towards being on your feet for two hours plus, getting the distance … Continue reading

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Long Run Training – What the hell have you let yourself in for?

As ever more ludicrous Black Friday offers peppered my inbox, the end of the first week of official long run training was coming to an end. With it was the beginning of a further cycle of months of effort to … Continue reading

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