The London Marathon & Why You Should Enter.

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Not sure whether to enter the 2019 London Marathon ballot? I’m here to persuade you to do so. Why would you even consider missing out on one of the best days of your entire life? Trust me, you will not regret it. If you need a little encouragement, have a read of my honest experience below. Continue reading

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Why you should be incorporating interval workouts into your training.

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First thing first: Intervals are for everyone. You do not need to be a professional athlete or run a sub-40 minute 10K to incorporate a 20 minute HIIT session into your weekly workout plan. Not only has HIIT/sprint training been scientifically proven to enhance performance, it will boost fat loss as well as save you a load of time. Here, I will go into the details of what interval training is, its amazing benefits, and how to plan your next session. Continue reading

Time to Taper

Just 3 weeks to go until the 2018 London Marathon. Half of me wants to squeeze in another 20+ miler, half of me wants to make the sofa my new home, sleep 12 hours every night and eat pasta for every meal. But what is the right thing to do? When I ran my first marathon in 2016, I was terrified of resting and relaxing in those last 3 weeks. Surely I will lose some fitness? And all those carbs… won’t I put on weight? No, no and no. If you taper correctly, not only will you maintain the strength and stamina built over the past 6 months, you will optimise performance, giving you the best chance of absolutely smashing that PB on race day. In this post, I go into my three-week countdown. Continue reading

Marathon training: Four things I’m changing this time around.

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On the 22nd April 2018, I will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for the second time. I first took part in the race in 2016; my first ever experience of running 26.2 miles. While it remains to be one of the most challenging days of my life, it is also one of my most memorable. And that is exactly why I cannot wait to run it again. But this time, I want to do it faster, and with more ease. How? Continue reading

10 Things I wish I knew before my first ultra marathon…

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On 15th July 2017, I was lucky enough to run my first ever ultra marathon: Race to the stones. In the months leading up to the race, I spent weekends testing out all the gear & nutrition while attempting to come up with some sort of pacing strategy for the big day. For those who are currently in preparation for an ultra or are just considering doing one, here are 10 things I wish I knew beforehand. More info on the race itself can be found here. Finally, keep your eyes peeled for a full blog post on the day itself later on this week. Enjoy! Continue reading