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Running a marathon with the Norovirus (Gastric flu) – a step-by-step guide

1st Step – DO Get the norovirus (gastric flu) The best way is to overtrain until there is absolutely nothing left of your immune system.  I will explain the secrets to “The art of overtraining”  in my next blog.  After you … Continue reading

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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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5 pragmatic training tips for running a better and faster marathon

Right now the hottest it is getting in London is 2 degrees.  And it is blowing a wind that cuts through your bones like an icy knife of death.  Running is still possible, and in the sun it is still … Continue reading

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The different types of runner – part 2

The Scot Tough as nails and as impervious to the cold as he is to every new fangled running technology in the marketplace: the Scot is a fearsome competitor.  Whether it be snow, hail, sleet, hurricane or pouring rain, you … Continue reading

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My 18-week training plan for Milton Keynes marathon 2012

My training for Milton Keynes 2012 marathon starts on Boxing Day.  I won’t actually be doing any running that day, because I have some cross-training (eating turkey) commitments, but I will be running the day after. “What?  You are going … Continue reading

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