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Tips for First Time Marathoners - The London Marathon 2017

A week on, and with the pain in my legs now a distant memory, it seems the time is right to review my 4th crack at the London Marathon and 6th tilt at the distance overall. 1,908 more words

Race Reports

Taking a Look Back

This morning I completed my final run for the month of April. When I slowed to a walk I started to think to myself about this time last year. 344 more words


The London Marathon

It’s going to be a long one!

I woke up on Sunday morning at 6.30am. I didn’t need to get up until 7, but I couldn’t sleep. 2,879 more words

Run! Run! Yer Crazy Bastard!

Today, two thousand supposedly smart people lined up to stagger at high speed through the streets of Rimini for 26 ball-busting miles. What drives these poor bastards to run a race that less than a handful of them have the slightest chance of winning? 262 more words


The Spirit of the Marathon

I often get asked what it is about the marathon that keeps me going back for more. Why do I voluntarily put myself through weeks of hard training for a race I know is going to hurt? 1,759 more words


Why You Should Run the 0.1 or 0.2

“You don’t have to go the extra mile, only part of it”

I’m fresh off pacing my very first 10k event, part of the annual Minneapolis Get in Gear race series. 628 more words


Marathon Monday

It has taken me more than just a few days to digest the experience that is the Boston Marathon. Even as I write this, so many thoughts come and go through my head that I find them just out of the reach of my fingers to type them. 2,534 more words