Choosing a Spring Marathon – The Runner Beans – Running Fitness Article

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to run a BQ in 2020, but so far I’ve resisted signing up for any races. I mean, literally any which is so unlike me. All I have on my calendar so far in 2020 is the Brighton Half marathon. However, with November rapidly approaching, it’s time to lock in a goal race. I’m looking for something ideally in late April/May, with a fast, flat BQ sanctioned course. I thought…

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Why I’m Glad I Took A Break From Running (even though I lost fitness) – Running Fitness Article

Why I’m Glad I Took A Break From Running (even though I lost fitness) This post is in collaboration with Brooks Running UK.  Let me recap for those of you that might be new around here… May 2019 – ran Edinburgh marathon, trying to BQ, ran a 3.38 June 2019 – started Ironman training July 2019 – serious burnout, realised I wanted to BQ more than complete an Ironman right now August 2019 – time off from a proper training…

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Project BQ: The Building Phase Week 2 – Running Fitness Article

Project BQ: The Building Phase Week 2 I’m currently lying on the sofa, feeling sorry for myself after a wonderful wedding yesterday, watching the IAAF World Athletics Championships on the TV, and cheering on all the British athletes including Holly Bradshaw and Dina Asher-Smith. This week of training hasn’t gone quite to plan but as I mentioned on my IG on Saturday, I’m trying to be more flexible, relax a little more and use these as learning opportunities. What did…

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