27 Jan The dreaded snow

Hey guys, you can all guess what my blog contents will entail, something that has frustrated many, probably most of all athletes who simply want to go for a run!… THE SNOW! I know as well as many that the snow has become a major disruption...

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27 Jan Confessions of a Cross-trainer

For the past couple of weeks I have felt too guilty to write a blog, I’ve had exams so sitting down to read or write anything unrelated to applied physiology or sports medicine filled me with anxiety to the point where I just could not...

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24 Jan A quick update

Hellooo, apologies once again for the recent lack of blogs but, being off exercise due to the injury, I haven’t had much in the way of training to report. So, just a quick update...

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22 Jan Yamauchi Announces Retirement

Mara Yamauchi today announced that she has decided to retire from elite competition. After becoming Britain’s second fastest ever marathon runner, and competing both in the Beijing and London Olympic Games, she has decided that now is the right time to move on to new...

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22 Jan Back In Indy

I've been back in Indy for a little under two weeks now, and I'm not quite over the two-week blues I usually get, especially after Christmas. It always takes me a couple of weeks to get settled again after being home, even when being home...

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21 Jan The big bad chimp

I’m driving to Antrim for the IAAF cross country, I’ve read a text from my new coach Andrew Hobdale telling me to go off steady, he wants me to look up after 1-2 miles, and not be too far away from Vernon, and Tickner 30-50m...

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21 Jan Back to racing

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of blogging of late. I can’t remember, but I think I mentioned how bad I was at keeping them up  every week in my first blog. Anyway, you my have noticed that I have returned to racing in...

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21 Jan Need for Speed

Need for Speed As I write this, I am starting to feel the excitement/nervousness for the 3k race I am going to run in at Penn State this weekend. Although it feels GREAT to have no pressure or expectations of where I will be on “the...

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21 Jan A solid week

This week nothing significant has happened other than having to take my science mocks and I really hate science, so I will just take you through my weeks training; Monday, I did a fast tempo run with 6 minute intervals within it. Before the session I...

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20 Jan My First Senior Outing…..

It has been a while since my last blog, so I thought I’d write a brief blog just to let people know that I am still alive and going strong, and I haven’t given up on the blogging! Unfortunately for any blog reading fanatics out...

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19 Jan The Drug Culture

I finally have something positive to write about :D!! I got my MRI results back I have been given the all clear. I’m unsure when I will start running but hopefully the trainers will not be on the shelf much longer. I have made a few...

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15 Jan Nightmares

When I reflect over the past two weeks of training, there are two things that stand out to me. The first was my workout/session that I did two days after New Year’s Eve, which went horribly wrong; the second is more general, about the adjustment...

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14 Jan Turning the corner

Hurray!!! I am feeling quite hopeful that I have turned a corner with my recent hamstring injury. I have managed to build up from my 2-3 mile jogs and as I had hoped I started getting back into some steady running at the back end...

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14 Jan Exams & stress

I realise I havent blogged in a long time due to illnes, Christmas, exams and stress of exams! I have found the last month tough both mentally and physically! My training has changed dramatically over xmas as my coach went away to visit family so...

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14 Jan The Fear Factor

Its been 9 weeks since I first felt a pain in my glute which later travelled to my back, in those 9 weeks I think I can count on one hand how many pain free days I have had. I have had various tests to...

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