21. 03. 2016
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Do you ever suffer from a ‘rundown’?

  If you’re a runner, you know exactly what a runner’s high is. Caused by the rush of endorphins that are released by the mixture of hormones that are unleashed as we run,...

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21. 07. 2015
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How to stop a cold a week before a marathon

How to stop a cold a week before a marathon

Well, that’s the question I asked the experts last Monday, when I woke up with aches and a sore throat with less than seven days before  the Fort William marathon. Read our three...

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17. 07. 2015
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What’s your poison?

What’s your poison?

Or that’s how I refer to the necessary, but hated, sports gels. But could there be an alternative? I’ve always disliked sports gels and sports drinks, marketed in such a way to make...

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10. 07. 2015
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Heart rate training for endurance

Heart rate training for endurance

Want to maximise your endurance and fat burning? Train with a heart rate monitor Over the last eight years, I’ve used heart rate training sporadically. It always seems such an effort to find...

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07. 07. 2015
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Running Artists

Running Artists

Want a unique way of helping you to run further? Try becoming a GPS artist… Three years ago, when I was teaching a Yoga for Runners course, one of the runners in my...

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02. 07. 2015
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Run for the Hills

Run for the Hills

In less than 24 days, I’ll take on the very first Fort William marathon, including The Devil’s Staircase … Run for the hills. Or in the opposite direction, which is how I felt...

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03. 06. 2015
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Training Plans with Strava

So, I realise that I’ve only just posted about Strava. But, they have just launched a new training plan feature for Premium Members which looks great. All the plans are designed for peak...

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21. 05. 2015
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Running with Jo Pavey

Running with Jo Pavey

For world champion runner, Jo Pavey, the key to becoming a better runner has not been the tempo sessions nor the track work but becoming a mother Last week, I was fortunate enough...

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11. 05. 2015
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Why I love Strava

I used to think pace, intervals, recording personal bests or pace was for ‘old school’ runners.   I was a run and explore kind of runner, taking strides for enjoyment and to de-stress,...

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11. 04. 2013
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Maranoia

Maranoia

Maranoia – Definition: mental anxiety found in marathon runners who become convinced they are injured or ill. Sometimes associated with an unwillingness to leave the house for fear of tripping up, having a...

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