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The Good Samaritan – London Marathon Tragedy

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While I was still intending to run the 2012 London Marathon, I started a post entitled "Why I'm running for the Samaritans". As you know I chose not to run and so my expose has remained in draft format. I will give you a sneak preview of the opening paragraph and leave the rest for [...]

London Marathon Running

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Two Half’s are Better Than One

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It's about time I came clean and announced that my marathon plans have withered in the late winter sun. The initial training plan went rather well but as the runs got longer, I started asking myself questions and it became obvious that my heart wasn't in it. The marathon is such an all encompassing challenge, [...]

London Marathon Running

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The Winter Cross Training Concept

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The Hal Higdon marathon plan includes one day of cross training every week. My fear of recurrent plantar fasciitis pain has made me determined to include at least one (preferably two) days of non-running activity in my weekly schedule for injury proofing purposes. Settling on the cross training activity of choice has been a little [...]

London Marathon Rowing

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A Soft Approach to the London Marathon

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I'm taking a softly softly approach to this years attempt at the London marathon. No early heroics or ambitious time targets. I need to make it to the start line this year and that means, at the very least, that I have to still be capable of running when the proper marathon program starts at [...]

Challenges Gadgets London Marathon Running

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The Happy Magazine

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My London Marathon acceptance mag dropped through the front door on Friday. It wasn't unexpected as I'd had to defer from last years event due to a frustrating struggle with plantar fasciitis but it has come around frighteningly quickly. I'm still supposedly trying to rest my way out of heel pain but now the mag [...]

Challenges Injury London Marathon Running

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Latest Release Marathon Books

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I've been sent a couple of marathon books to look over. One is aimed at the beginner runner with a marathon on the horizon and the other is aimed at a very specific niche - those that have completed the London marathon between the years 2001-2010. The first is a large format magazine from magbooks.com [...]

Gadgets London Marathon Running

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