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Eating humble pie

The other day, my training plan called for 800m reps at paces that were categorically unachievable. I annotated it with a scathing note telling my coach, James,  in no uncertain terms that he was a fool and that those paces … Continue reading

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Grocery shopping in a Lamborghini

My first marathon was disastrous – less a run and more a half marathon with a thirteen mile walk on the end. There were a number of reasons, but essentially it was due to a lack of training. If there’s … Continue reading

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I have a magic* training plan

I have embarked upon a new training plan.  It couches its instructions in language that I can understand, rearranges itself around my schedule, and never asks me to run on a day when running simply isn’t feasible. It is also full of … Continue reading

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