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My Gym

Marathon Training
18 mi/3:41:00
12:18 pace
Someone great once said when I was speaking negative about a race time that there is plenty of time for improvement later but I needed to enjoy the moment. 88 more words

Marathon Training

New Shoes! And Other Exciting Things in the Life of a Runner

It’s the little things that make me happy. Last weekend–three weeks out from the marathon–I decided I needed to get me some new shoes, fast. I have been going between two different pairs that hurt my feet in various ways, and the last thing I want is to be hobbling through my marathon because my feet have blisters the size of golf balls. 523 more words


Silver Linings Playbook: In which life doesn't go the way you planned, and it's perfectly alright.

I think the best inspiration for me to get all of my papers done by the first week of May is that the sooner that they are finished, the sooner I’ll be able to have my nights completely free so I can start working out like I used to. 699 more words

The Dreaded Taper

“It’s difficult to train for a marathon. It’s even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.”

Today marks, for me, the worst part of marathon training. 552 more words



In an attempt to stay limber while running, I’ve taken up yoga (or trying to). I follow some awesomely inspirational yogis on Instagram like:

@masumi_g… 153 more words


Running update - aiming for the 20 mile run ...

I had a very good start to the week commencing 7 April, with a 16 mile run that included the Thames path near the Wetlands Centre and finishing in Putney.  294 more words


Gold's Downtown

Marathon Training
6X800m @7.5MPH
8:00 pace
These were awful! Oh my hell. One cool thing is that they are about a half a mile :) so I did 3 miles in 6 segments. 127 more words