Lessons Learnt From Running*

*So Far Aside from my ongoing sciatic twinges, I’m delighted with how my running has developed over the last 12 months. I’ve enjoyed regular running and have completed some cracking races. Running in recent years has been a fulfilling experience and along the way I’ve learnt a few lessons about what works for me.  Faster

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The Eden Marathon

Before We Start I’m always super nervous before a race and The Eden Project Marathon was no exception. Despite loads of training (possibly overload?), I was unsure if I would make it round this one. Following on from the RAT, when it came to picking up the training again and adding more miles, my body

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The FlipBelt

I was given the FlipBelt for Christmas. I must admit it was new to me, I’d never heard of them before. In case you don’t know, The FlipBelt is a piece of thick elasticated, stretchy fabric with gaps placed around it for all your worldly goods. Mine is a luminous yellow and I like it’s brightness.

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Race Day Strategies to Keep You Sane

I decided to enter Truro half marathon with a few weeks to spare. My last half marathon was a mental challenge so I dragged my feet a bit but finally got off the fence, deciding I would give the “hard and hilly” race a bash. I didn’t have much training to do as such, just sustain

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Race diary planning: how much is too much?

This time last year, or maybe it was nearer Christmas, I spent some time planning all the running races in Cornwall that appealed for the following year. This was quite exciting for me after returning to running after a very long injury. I finally had the confidence to know I could look ahead and think about

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The Indian Queens Half Marathon

What Was I Thinking? On Sunday, I ran a half marathon. It wasn’t in the plan. I had a nice mental race calendar going on, with the highlight being a fabulously well organized, beautiful but brutal coast path run (http://www.mudcrew.co.uk). I’ve been looking forward to it for 12 months. For some reason, I toyed with

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