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Winter running: adjust your expectations

Once a week when I have my part-time day off from work, I take my kids to school and go for a run straight afterwards. When seeing me in my usual running gear, more and more people are surprised at the school gates and…

Monday, 4 December 2017
Royal Parks Half Marathon 2012
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Running 101: Smaller steps = increased speed

It’s September. The kids have gone back to school and my brain is on the wavelength of learning.  When it comes to running I’ve specifically learned a lot about speeding up in the last year. I think everyone who’s been running for a little…

Friday, 5 September 2014
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Long runs – What have they taught me?

  This is only the second time that I’m training for a marathon but with an additional year of running under my belt and a full year of Crossfit, long runs are definitely easier this time around than they were last year. Last year…

Thursday, 6 March 2014
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Recovery runs – yes or no?

Now that marathon training is in full swing again and my long runs have reached 30km, I am religious about recovery runs on the days after. I used to think that recovery runs help your legs to recover from the hard session, that they…

Saturday, 1 March 2014
Long runs are your home base
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The long run is your home…

As much as I love the speed and intensity of workouts when I'm at Crossfit, when it comes to running, long slow runs have always been my favourite. I have always called them my "mental health" runs because I don't worry about my speed and…

Tuesday, 26 November 2013
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Running 101: Forefoot, midfoot, whateverfoot?

After running my first marathon in April this year I started thinking about running technique, mainly because I want to be running until I’m 100 and I want to do it without getting injured. I had a long session at Vivobarefoot running clinic and…

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
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Running 101: Slow down

How many times have you heard people say “I can’t run. I know I can’t. I ran after my dog / child / the bus the other day and almost died.” ? I hear it all the time. All.The.Time. And all the time I…

Friday, 7 June 2013