Going the #extramile with Martin Yelling

Back in January I was asked to get involved as an #extramile ambassador.  As a thank you they invited me, and my fellow ambassadors, to a marathon training day led by top coach and Marathon Talk host, Martin Yelling.  It was a great day so I’d like to share the key hints, tips and advice to help with your own marathon training.

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Caught Short On The Long Run

As ever when you’re training for a running event, the weekend is all about the Long Slow Run.  Only after I started training for the London Marathon and doing the lab test did I realise that I’ve never run the LSR slow enough!  With the distances required for the marathon I’ve had to discipline myself to keep it steady.  Today was due to be my longest ever run but it didn’t quite go as I expected.

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Tough Undulations: Watford Half Marathon Review

As part of my London Marathon training plan my coach wanted me to find an early half marathon to really test myself and help inform the rest of my training.  I chose the Watford Half, 12 weeks before the London Marathon, and it definitely turned out to be a test!

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#Janathon 2015 Day 31 – What a month!

The last day of Janathon was due to be the first time I volunteered at parkrun.  The weather had other ideas.  From nowhere, we awoke to a covering of snow which, due to understandable safety concerns, put paid to my tail-running duties.  It didn’t stop me going for a relaxing leg loosener before tomorrow’s Watford Half though.

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#Janathon 2015 Day 29 – Getting The Legs Going

Some of you might be expecting the conclusion of my running short story today, especially as the potential saviours arrived yesterday.  So I’m sorry to disappoint.  They almost got a trial tonight but with the temperature dropping and snow threatening I opted to put on legs instead.
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