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Marathon Madness

This is a blog about my journey into the scary realms of Marathon Running! 

 

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Paranoid!

Good morning Buzzers, I read a blog yesterday that pretty much describes my mental attitude towards VLM right now... Maranoia! Perfect word for how I'm feeling- complete and utter Marathon Paranoia! I'm sure as with most people training for the marathon...

Female advice needed!

Good afternoon fellow Buzzers, I've just got in from an attempted 24 miles unfortunetly it didn't go that well. I didn't hit the wall but I was completely full of negativity and felt very sluggish. The first 10 miles felt pretty good and I was quite com...

It's all about the energy!

Wow- I can't believe it's been 6 weeks since I've last blogged! I have to admit up until two weeks ago I really hadn't had all that much success with my running. After the horrendous 14 miles I tried a few different things to try and ease the increases ...

Nutrition Nuisances

So this weekend we made a massive jump forward in mileage moving from 10 miles to 14 miles... I knew it was going to be hard so Suzi and I planned every inch of it but unfortunetly that didn't help! I stayed at hers so we could get started nice and earl...

Road Therapy & Running Buddie...

Life can be stressful, full of family dramas, work problems and social conundrums but I believe there is an untapped market out there for people like me who struggle to unwind and let these stresses go at the end of each day- Road Therapy and it hinges ...

Treadmill Terrors & Heart rat...

This week started so well with a really strong feeling long run at the weekend. I tried to focus on my form straightening my self when I realised I was leaning forward too much and really trying to take longer steps avoiding the dreaded shuffle. We mana...

The Joys of January

Mid-January....! What is it about January that sucks so much?! Needless to say it's not always been my favourite running month with dark trudges through random torrential down pours along icy roads but theres been a shift this year in my January running...

New Year -New Hurricane Running!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and celebrated the New Year in style! As I'm sure is often the case running over the festive period is a little difficult. This year I was in Wales for Christmas and Aberdeen for New Years and the weather has not b...

Runner's high without the run...

It's been a funny sort of week for me full of a lot of stress and panic! On Thursday I had to defend my PhD and it was a rather stressful ordeal. Over the last 4 years I have been working on a research project which was either going to be worthwhile and...

Oh...My...DOMS!!

So I had my first training session for the VLM16 yesterday. After not running much since April due to a hip injury I was a little apprehensive about starting running straight out so I decided to do a weight based session in the gym. I planned an hour se...

How did I get here...?!

Running! For many years I was convinced that I wasn't built for any kind- I was just too big, too clumsy, too lazy... I couldn't understand how (or why!) people would want to run, any distance! That first 5 minutes of burning lungs, screaming thighs and...