Author Archives: Simon Tanner

About Simon Tanner

Nine time marathon runner, having run Brighton x6, London x2, and Manchester x1, 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.

Securing ‘Sovereignty’ – Entry#54

It’s been a while in adding a new missive, over 12 months in fact. Thinking I’d written all there was to write about the training experience, was, with hindsight, a mistake. Still learning this one. Still learning enough to scrape … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas Is…….Running

The pressure of the training plan can overwhelm. There, in stark black and white is the schedule of running you’re supposed to be embarking on, and along comes Christmas. Almost guaranteed to get in the way of even the most … Continue reading

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Longer Run Training: Training the Mind

Training to run ever longer distances is tough. It’s 20 weeks now until my target longer run – the Brighton Marathon in April 2019. The key element of the training, building up to your target distance, is the acknowledgement that … Continue reading

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Running Hot

So, with the London Marathon this weekend and the press trumpets ‘hottest’ ever, and the prospect of ‘blistering’ conditions. For those in the last days of taper these are unhelpful headlines in the least, and the best option is to … Continue reading

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Reassurance #3

[Note I’ve added some extra text to a previous blog entry] It’s a few weeks now to big race day. For Marathoners particularly, it’s now the tiredness, the niggles, aches, the wondering and worrying, really starts to kick in. So … Continue reading

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Doubting

I’m not sure how a talking toilet (yep it really does exist) makes a train journey more enjoyable, but Virgin trains to the North West seem to think it makes my customer ‘experience’ that much better. Oh how I laughed … Continue reading

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Mind Matters

From this weekend it is a mere 14 weeks until the London Marathon, 13 to Brighton, and 12 to my target, the first marathon foray norf, Manchester. Alternatively, as the @londonmarathon twitter feed highlighted on 11th January, precisely 100 days. … Continue reading

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