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Jeffing a Half Marathon

Jeffing a Half Marathon

One of our most popular blog posts is all about jeffing and is it ok to run / walk / run? I mentioned in that post that I did a half marathon (3 now to date) this way and I thought I would write a little more about it.

So if you are thinking about a half marathon and wonder how you could jeff your way around, here are some tips that could help you smash that half marathon.

Are virtual run medals just 7th place trophies?

Are virtual run medals just 7th place trophies?

Over the past few months, I've heard some negativity about virtual challenges and medals, from "oh it's just a fad", "it's a con", "a waste of time", "medals for nothing"

Yes!

I've been told the last one directly at a running event we attended. Yes, a running event where every finisher gets a medal?!

But let's have a think about this, are medals from virtual challenges and runs really just 7th placed trophies?

Tarmac & Trails - coming soon...

Tarmac & Trails - coming soon...

In August, we will be launching Tarmac & Trails, a show dedicated to those that like to get out there are tackle the trails or prefer the open...
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How an estimated finish time kept me going to a PB

Some of you will know that I recently achieved my fastest 5km this year and a new 5km PB. I know it's not all about how fast you can go, but I wanted to touch on something about how an estimated finish time kept me going.
The Daily Mile - Do You?

The Daily Mile - Do You?

The Scottish Government recently published their Physical Action Delivery Plan to get more people active, more often. One area of focus is that government is looking to ensure that Scotland becomes the first 'Daily Mile Nation'. 

Many schools take part in the daily mile, and the workplace is now an area of focus.

How you could reach 100 miles in July

How you could reach 100 miles in July

You have looked at the challenge and you are not sure you could manage the 100 mile challenge in July. You are not sure how many days or how far yo...
What is a tempo run?

What is a tempo run?

In my last blog post, I wrote about What is an Easy Run? I've started doing the easy runs and you can read more about it in a different post. But for just now, I am turning my attention to what would pace would a tempo run mean for me.

But First, What is a Tempo Run?

m turning my attention to what would a tempo run mean for me. So What is a Tempo Run?

What is an easy run?

What is an easy run?

Ever looked at training plans and seen the term 'easy' run and then think to yourself, 'what? none of my runs are easy!'

During and after a lot of my runs I feel like I'm exhausted and just simply couldn't run any more than I did, or this is just not getting any easier! 

So what is an easy run?

I finished my first half marathon! Lumps an' all!

I finished my first half marathon! Lumps an' all!

From the moment we arrived, it was chaos!

The car park was packed, and as predicted, the queue for only three toilets was already never-ending. All this was really not helping with my pre-first-half-marathon nerves.

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

This week we found a recipe over on the BBC Good Food website which was a mild Chicken Curry. And we made a little video!
Am I ready for my first Half Marathon?

Am I ready for my first Half Marathon?

In a few days time, I will be attempting to complete my first half marathon, and the nerves are starting to set in now. But what am I getting myself so worked up about?
Pasta for Carb Loading

How do you Carb Load?

We were watching a fitness related programme on television (How to Get Fit Fast - Channel 4 in the UK) recently and the subject of carb loading cam...