Monthly Archives: March 2012

The art of pacing – What I learnt as an “unofficial” pacer

Running pacers remind me of that old joke about drummers: Q: How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb? A: They’ve got a machine to do that now. Really, with advanced running watches  including such features as a … Continue reading

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Marathon Motivation – 7 random tips to stay motivated

Personally I’m at week 13 of my marathon programme and I’m feeling a general “what is the point?” kind of of vibe creeping into everything.  I’ve cobbled together some tips to help anyone in a similar position stay motivated…. Hang … Continue reading

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Marathon Pacing Strategies – Achieving your target time

So you’ve been doing the training, losing the weight, gaining the fitness and you’ve had that “all you do is run, hang out with runners and talk about running” argument with your partner that signals that the marathon is nearing. … Continue reading

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Do you need to be thin to run? Random thoughts on eating, not eating, and running.

Do you need to be thin to run? This is a question oft debated in Runners World magazine.  Usually the conclusion is that: “You don’t need to be stick thin to run, but losing a few pounds can’t hurt!” Yeah, … Continue reading

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