Positive thinking
Running and mental health

Positive thinking

JANUARY seemed to drag, but February is flying by. I’ve been busy with our house renovations and finishing some writing submissions, but the good thing is that I’ve still been running. In fact, I’m feeling much more positive about training.…

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Edinburgh Half Marathon: Training week one
Training

Edinburgh Half Marathon: Training week one

I SHOULD be celebrating because last week I completed my first full week of training. This is very exciting stuff. I’m not fit, but at least I’m on the way to fitness. I’ve got time too, because the Edinburgh Half…

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Training update week one
Training Update

Training update week one

WITH the arrival of the new year I was excited and looking forward to getting stuck into some serious training so that I could achieve all my running ambitions. Everything was going well, until I fell over, injured my foot,…

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A Windy Wednesday for the Winter Track League
2017

A Windy Wednesday for the Winter Track …

I SPENT most of the day on Wednesday hoping that the 5,000m winter track race would be cancelled. We were experiencing a spot of windy weather – 60 mile per hour gusts at least. ‘They’ll cancel,’ I told Chris confidently.…

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Hoping the plan comes together
Sub 40 10k training

Hoping the plan comes together

IN all my years of running I’ve never had a training schedule. I’ve always made it up as I go: hills one night, speed the next, a bit of tempo here, a threshold there. I’ve tagged onto other people’s training,…

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