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Medals aren't earned only on race day

Last Sunday, I had a 17 mi run planned. It was noticeably warmer (92 ‘real feel’) that it had been, so I knew that the summer months had arrived and I won’t see an 80-something run day again until after my marathon in October. 394 more words


6 ways training for a marathon is making my PhD thesis better

I’m nearing the year-and-a-half mark of my PhD, and in most respects am doing pretty well so far. But what I realised at the end of my first year was that I made the near-fatal mistake of the typical type-A: I went too hard, too fast. 740 more words


The Beginning of My Marathon of Past Lives

I was just on the computer, when my young son Julien came by. He said he wanted to see the video of me when I was younger, so I showed him this. 82 more words

3. Literature

Pheidippides Ode

Brave and strong from crowd they choose
Hand-picked for mission great
In kilted skirt no shirt or shoes
Run to Athens with urgent news
The kind that just can’t wait… 127 more words


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What's in your marathon kit bag?

With the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon just a week away my attention turns from training to kit.  After my race rehearsal last week I’ve been checking I have everything I need for race day. 1,753 more words


Time on Feet

The last couple of months have been a struggle for me when it comes to running. I’ve been working through a chronic knee injury that has recently flared up in a bad way. 2,212 more words