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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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Why am I doing this again?

This coming Sunday is the Royal Parks Half Marathon.  A race I approach positively as I have trained for it on this occasion. Instead of the usual end of the year ‘oh I’ll just trot round, enjoy the event and … Continue reading

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