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Belief will get you there #11

It’s less than a month now until the London Marathon and less for others running Paris and Brighton.  We’re now at the business end of the training schedule.  It’s a time that’s marked by impatience for the race to arrive, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Injury – A Return is Possible #10

A bracing easterly accompanied this Sunday’s long run, however the special views afforded by the route to the Thames, and along and back via Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, brought some sense of warmth.  As we worked our way round on … Continue reading

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There’s something about the 18th mile…

Two years ago fed up with an injury which wouldn’t shift, I searched online for a local running club and injury assessment. That’s how the Synergy odyssey started. 18 years previously I’d started cricket ‘nets’ with my University of North … Continue reading

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Taming the urge, candles with wigs?

It’s been a little while since my last entry.  Plenty of training has happened in that time with much to reflect on.  However, most interesting has been the switch over from “I must get these training sessions done” to “I … Continue reading

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One run you didn’t have to do, and one run you did

It’s now the time when the miles start to mount.  The period in January, as part of the Marathon training regime, is where the real hard graft starts as your weekly, and long run, mileage needs to grow to prepare … Continue reading

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Marathon Lessons – You only forget once!

Sunday 11.30am…Ahhh that was great.  Recovery from illness finally, although the remnants of the cough seem determined to join me across my winter training schedule, allowed me to revel in the sheer joy that is the Sunday long training run. … Continue reading

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Can’t run, but I can write

So that’s Christmas and New Year done.  I’ve just entered perhaps the most frustrating part of any training when I’m denied the chance to run when I’m absolutely desperate to get out there.  So alongside the great books about running … Continue reading

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