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In April 2012 I joined a gym. It had been a long time since I had last ventured into one and it was with some trepidation that I signed up for a 12 month membership. The problem was that I really didn’t have a choice. My weight had ballooned…

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As part of my quest to run the marathon after a 12-year break, I have been reading up on the latest training ideas. I have learnt about (and bought) lots of fancy gadgets – GPS watches, new running tops, fantastic trainers, super accurate heart rate monitors, compression clothing, hats,…

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I love running. There, I have said it: I am out of the closet and the world knows. Running is one of the few activities that gives me freedom. No email, no phone calls, no distractions and other than the occasional dog barking at me or crowd of youngsters…

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The long run is the staple training run of every long distance runner. It helps the runner to become stronger, not only in body but in mind too. The psychological challenge of running long distances should not be under-estimated. When your body is tired, aching and cramping it is…

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My recent half marathon exploits meant that I was aiming for a relatively easy week training-wise in the run up to that event. Trying to ensure that a runner has an easy week is a tricky thing to do: we like to run, and think not running is bad!!

So,…