What to expect in the 48 hours before a marathon? I guess this differs person to person based on your experience, expectations and goals, however I’ve found a pattern in terms of what I encounter in the lead up to a marathon. Nerves and sometimes a lot of them: I find nerves manifest themselves in … More What to expect in the 48 hours before a marathon?
Its rapidly approaching my anniversary of my first marathon and I’m feeling really reminiscent. I’m still so early into my marathon journey, with two under my belt and two booked for 2019, so the nerves are still fresh and the learning curve is still steep. I had so many questions, worries and learning experiences during my two training cycles and on race day. A marathon is definitely not as scary as you think. So if you’re embarking on your first marathon this year, or are new to 26.2 here are just a few tips I learned along the way that really work for me! We got this! … More New to 26.2? My top tips for your first marathon experience
5 months, 4 medals and a whole whirlwind adventure. London it has been a pleasure! … More Conquering the classics
The London marathon is amongst my biggest and proudest achievements, and a day I’ll never forget. Not only was this my first time running London, it was my first ever marathon, and something I trained tirelessly for. I really wanted something special to commemorate my efforts and give me a unique and lasting memory. I’m … More RaceTrace product review: perfect personalised prints
I never thought I could run a marathon. Ten years battling obesity, negative body image and low self esteem, I had decisively written off those 26.2miles. They weren’t destined for me, and the dreams I had as a child whilst watching the London Marathon, would only ever be dreams. Assuming I would never rise to such a challenge, I decided I would forever be an average at best 10km runner. But then something changed, and within one year I went from never having run further than 10km to training for my first ever marathon, and what better way to start than with the London Marathon. This is a frank and honest account of how I went from 0 to 26.2miles, the ups and downs of marathon training and why you should never give up on your dreams. … More From obese to marathoner- my story from 0 to 26.2miles
Anyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with nail art. From bunnies to wonder woman themed nails, I’ve had some crazy nail designs. As soon as I knew I would be running the London Marathon I started thinking about getting my hands on THAT medal, and for me that included a crazy marathon themed manicure. … More Nailing my London Marathon preparation
Earlier this week i enjoyed a blissful start to the morning 42m above the River Thames at my first Yoga in the Walkways class. I am trying to incorporate more active recovery into my marathon training and for me yoga is the perfect solution. It gives me the chance to focus on properly stretching out … More Stretch and the City- Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge
New Year kicked off with a new marathon training focus, a new plan and a trip to New York. I was excited to get into the swing of training for London, but with a much anticipated and eagerly awaited holiday to NYC, I knew the first week would just be a ‘do what I can’ … More Marathon Training Weeks One and Two: Snowy New York City and a Grim Ten Miler