health, marathon, Mindfulness, running

Mindfulness: On rest days

I'm coming to really appreciate the importance of rest days. During my last training cycle, I had so many days when I was overtrained, undernourished and most importantly, absolutely knackered. It caused me some real problems both professionally and personally- a unique combination of grouchiness and inefficiency that only prolonged endurance training can bring. In… Continue reading Mindfulness: On rest days

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My 5 Essential Strength Moves

I'm a relative noob when it comes to strength training. I realised a little too late on in marathon training quite how weak I was, and so now I've decided to implement a strength-training routine into my everyday life. For me, the approach that’s always worked best for me is gently gently - little and often. And so this… Continue reading My 5 Essential Strength Moves

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What happened to August?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Seriously, what happened to summer? I can't believe it's September already. The year seems to have dragged by for me, so it's strange to think it's nearly over. So here's my overview of August; part update, part favourites. I'm still injured. Boo. My plantar fasciitis is yet to resolve itself. Whilst… Continue reading What happened to August?

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The Rundown: Regent’s Park 10K

This is another non-race report. I like writing them. And maybe someone out there likes reading them. Anyway. They're a great way for me to be more mindful of how my races go and how to keep improving. The Course: the second of the Royal Parks 10K summer series; several laps of Regent's Park, a… Continue reading The Rundown: Regent’s Park 10K