Worlds best marathons ?

If running 26 miles isn’t enough and you fancy travelling around the world to get there then this list might be interesting to you. http://www.runnersworld.com/races-places/a29429048/worlds-best-marathons

National Park trail runs

With so many national parks in the UK there must be some amazing runs out there just waiting for you to find them. This link has some great suggestions with links to run routes in many cases. Great all year round just make sure you have the right footwear 👍 nationalparks.uk/visiting/outdoor-activities/walking/trail-running

British alternatives to London for those who missed out for the capital marathon – runbritain

Great little article with a whole host of ideas for a spring Marathon if, like many, you missed out on the London Marathon ballot British alternatives to London for those who missed out for the capital marathon – runbritain — Read on http://www.runbritain.com/news/british-alternatives-to-london-if-you-missed-out-for-the-capital-marathon

Fuelling for marathon success

If you have no idea what to do in the final days before a marathon when it comes to eating – what, when and how much – then this article might have some useful guidance. http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-weight-loss/a20785351/what-to-eat-the-week-of-a-marathon

Marathon recovery

There’s not one rule to fit everyone’s recovery requirements but sometimes a little helping hand in understanding how to look at recovery periods can be useful … http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20832684/when-to-return-to-running-after-a-marathon

Half Marathon Nutrition

It’s only 13.1 miles, don’t worry about nutrition planning. That’s easy for a seasoned marathoner to say but for many the half marathon distance is a real challenge and one that suitable nutrition planning can really be important. There’s as many answers to the question of what’s best as there is grains of sand onContinue reading “Half Marathon Nutrition”

Half Marathon Training – Week 8

Well I guess there are the good times and the bad times. And in a similar vein there are the easy going and the frustratingly difficult days. Week 8 training has definitely fallen into the frustratingly difficult. I started the week with a recurrence of the knee ache that I had the week before. GivenContinue reading “Half Marathon Training – Week 8”

Training your brain for Ultras

Saw this on Facebook and really enjoy reading about the psychology behind ultra running. It’s such a large part of the battle. When you run you have to listen to your body, but when you venture into Ultras you have to change your thoughts. Your mind starts to shout louder than your body at timesContinue reading “Training your brain for Ultras”

Exercise, running and depression

With it having been suicide awareness day this week this article is a timely and simply put article about the virtues of exercise, particularly running, in fighting depression and mental illness. Some references and links to more in depth material as well http://www.outsideonline.com/2401557/exercise-depression-research

Dealing with the long run blues

Let’s be honest we’ve all gone for those longer runs and felt early on that it just isn’t clicking. Normally no reason or warning it just isn’t gonna work today! This article is a nice read about how to deal with those runs that just don’t feel right! http://www.runnersworld.com/training/g28801533/how-to-get-through-long-run-reader-tips