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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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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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