marathon, running

50 Reasons I Love Running

I'm about to start a new marathon training season! Yay! I've really enjoyed this off-season and have 100% fallen back in love with running, especially without pressure or purpose. That being said, I've always loved running a lot of junk miles and it's going to be hard to tone it down, focusing more on quality than… Continue reading 50 Reasons I Love Running

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Cross Training Focus: Another Space

I'm about to dive straight into the deep end of another training season, and my biggest priority is not to overtrain or get injured- that's my biggest takeaway from training in Spring- I did way too much, and ended up paying the price on race day. I was recently lucky enough to try out Another… Continue reading Cross Training Focus: Another Space

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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Me and my running form

Let's just take a moment to appreciate this badass... I love Mo Farah. When I first started racing, I would watch his 10K pro tips video on Youtube whilst I ate my pre-race breakfast. (Sadly, that video has since disappeared). Mo is one of my favourite athletes, and I've spent many an hour watching his form, reading… Continue reading Me and my running form