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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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

food, running

The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

As I've mentioned, I'm making a few explorations into the plant-based lifestyle. For me, that also includes finding a vegan protein shake to supplement with on the rare occasions I find myself lacking in protein. Additionally, I'm lactose intolerant- so whilst I do occasionally drink whey protein, it upsets my stomach and skin. So even… Continue reading The Protein Works: Vegan Protein Review

health, marathon, running

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

marathon, running

The Rundown: Dorking 10 Miler

Following a prolonged period of time off racing, I decided to return with a new distance- the 10 miler. The Course: 10 miles of beautiful if not hilly Surrey countryside. I didn't even really know the course until my fellow City Runners gave me the lowdown. I'd decided ignorance was bliss. The Goal: As always,… Continue reading The Rundown: Dorking 10 Miler