Getting to the core of my marathon training: my favourite exercises to help build a stronger core for running

This year I have some huge running challenges, including my third and fourth marathons, where I am on the hunt to get as close as possible to that golden four hour time I’ve had in my sights for a while. I’m keen to improve my running, however I am very quickly learning that the key to becoming a better runner isn’t solely based on running more. In fact, there are a whole host of other exercises you can do to improve your speed, form and endurance. I am by no means an expert, therefore I have collaborated with my amazing physio Lewis Banger at Fit2Functions clinic, to offer you an insight into some core exercises for runners. Lewis has helped with the writing of this blog, so hopefully we can show you can core exercises from both an expert perspective (Lewis) and a runner (me!) … More Getting to the core of my marathon training: my favourite exercises to help build a stronger core for running

My first official pacing experience at East London Half

Race pacing is something I have always wanted to have a go at. I’ve paced numerous times at Parkrun, been a guide runner at 10k races and unofficially paced friends at half marathons before, but I’ve always been too scared to take the step and carry the pacing flag. That is until East London Half Marathon. … More My first official pacing experience at East London Half

New to 26.2? My top tips for your first marathon experience

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

Kickstarting my marathon training with #teamDEEBOTUK

I recently joined #teamDEEBOTUK as part of the #Road2IFA virtual fitness challenge hosted by ECOVACS. This is a free to enter virtual challenge with teams from the UK, Germany, France and Spain all logging mileage to cover the distance from Dusseldorf (ECOVACS European headquarters) to Berlin, where the IFA technology show will be held- in total 529km. You can run, swim or cycle! The winning team is in with a chance to win a DEEBOT OZMO 930 … More Kickstarting my marathon training with #teamDEEBOTUK

Stretch and the City- Yoga in the Walkways @ Tower Bridge

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

Pulseroll Vibrating Foam Roller- Shaking up your Recovery

Every so often you come across a product and wonder to yourself how you coped without it! For me this is exactly how I have felt over the past two weeks whilst product testing the Pulseroll vibrating foam roller.  My fall and all the subsequent aches that came with it, gave me the stark realisation … More Pulseroll Vibrating Foam Roller- Shaking up your Recovery

Marathon Training Weeks One and Two: Snowy New York City and a Grim Ten Miler

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