Monthly Archives: July 2011

10 things no-one tells you about Marathon Training

Hi friends! I had a great 10 mile race this morning out at Ballater for the Deeside Runners Ballater 10, and finished in 1hr 38mins 15secs. Race report will follow tomorrow as usual, but whilst I’m recovering here’s a post … Continue reading

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A Fetch Mile

I’m a bit behind in this week’s updates; the Badger was away all last week so since his return on Saturday we’ve been enjoying the limited time we have together after our respective busy working days. Before he got back … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT – Dundee Half Marathon

17th July 2011 – Dundee Half Marathon 2hr 12min 50secs (new personal best) 406th out of 512 finishers. Gender 109th out of 160, Age group 48th/80. I had originally signed up for this half marathon some time ago when I … Continue reading

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This is not a rut

After Sunday’s both physically and mentally exhausting 15 miles, I was apprehensive about lacing up my shoes for my scheduled run on Tuesday – an easy 4 miles. I don’t know why I would feel nervous, it doesn’t really make … Continue reading

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15 miles

On Sunday I completed my longest run to date – 15 miles. The Loch Ness Marathon is creeping up on us – it is alarmingly only 12 weeks away now. I got a handy reminder of this in the mail … Continue reading

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Recovery Time – worth it or not?

I’ve had an interesting few days of recovery since racing my first 13.1 miles. On Monday when I woke up and stepped out of bed I came very close to keeling right over as putting weight on my feet was … Continue reading

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RACE REPORT– Stonehaven Half Marathon

3rd July 2011, the Stonehaven Half Marathon 2hrs 15mins 30secs And with that, another obstacle was conquered. It’s hard to believe that 7 months ago, when I first started this blog, a half marathon seemed like the biggest thing I … Continue reading

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