The Sunday long run

The Sunday long run

IT seems that miracles can happen, because yesterday I had a good long run and enjoyed it too. Usually I spend most of the week dreading my long run. I manage to drag myself out but it’s always hard work…

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Great North Run – five weeks to go

Great North Run – five weeks to go

THERE’S nothing better than getting your long run out of the way first thing on a Sunday morning. By 11am I’d done 13.1 miles in one hour forty-eight. This was a minute and a half slower than last week’s run,…

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The running week – quality over quantity

The running week – quality over quantity

I ONLY trained four times last week, but I’d like to think they were quality miles. This is what I tell myself to feel better. Anyway, here’s how the training week looked. Monday: I had an appointment with Jon Grayson from The Physios in…

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The running week (20-26 June)

The running week (20-26 June)

GETTING my confidence back after my fitness assessment was the priority for last week. Here’s my training. On Monday I was so afraid to run that I went to the gym instead. I pottered about on the rower, bike and cross trainer,…

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The secret to a successful long run

The secret to a successful long run

THE secret to a successful Sunday long run is to get up and go. That’s exactly what I did this morning. Before my body had chance to work out what was happening, I’d bounced out of bed and hit the…

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