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The Rundown: Reykjavik Half Marathon

Warning: this is a long one. Feel free to skip ahead to the result 😉 This weekend just gone, I headed to Reykjavik, Iceland, for my first ever half marathon! Race Goals As always I had three goals when it came to this race: - Plan A: Finish under 2:00 - Plan B: Finish under 1:55… Continue reading The Rundown: Reykjavik Half Marathon

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The Rundown: Sri Chimnoy Battersea Park 5K

London has been taking full advantage of the extra sunlight hours that Summer affords us, with a plethora of after-work races taking place in the capital. After having to miss several that my Athletics Club participated in, FOMO got the better of me and I decided to do a Monday night 5K courtesy of Sri Chinmoy… Continue reading The Rundown: Sri Chimnoy Battersea Park 5K

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50 Things I Learned Whilst Training for a Marahon

As a caveat to this- I don't know much about running and certainly don't claim to be an expert by any means. However, I learned a lot whilst training for my first marathon- both personally and about my sport. So here's my take on lessons learned. You’re capable of more than you think Tempo miles… Continue reading 50 Things I Learned Whilst Training for a Marahon

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Rundown: Manchester Marathon aka My First Marathon

Phew.  I decided to take last week off from adulting, following my first ever marathon. Granted, I still had to go to work, but I decided to sack off just about everything else- blogging, socialising, grocery shopping- you name it. So now I’m back, let’s talk about that marathon. Oh my days. That’s the only… Continue reading Rundown: Manchester Marathon aka My First Marathon

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Twas the night before…

My first marathon!! How did this happen so quickly? Here are some pre-race reflections... I'm thinking out loud here. I feel very nervous, but very excited. I've been shaking all day- restless, agitated, and unable to stomach my food. My appetite's gone completely! I'm snacking away after having a small dinner, gradually tying to get the… Continue reading Twas the night before…