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‘Marathon / Half Marathon’

Marathon Recovery

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Marathon Recovery! Marathon training – you can say I disregard the common practice. If you’ve read any of my posts, you will clearly see that I do not follow the norms. Running to me has been a pleasurable activity from the start and I failed to conform to the accepted standards. I have never followed… Read More

90 Minute Half Marathon

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90 Minute Half Marathon! Do you want to run a 90 minute half marathon? I’m sure many of you would love to beat this magic number yet feel it is out of your reach. When I started running, I did not even know what was considered to be a good time for a half marathon.… Read More

Featured Runner of the Week – Emil Zátopek

Emil Zátopek! To start of the series of Featured Runner of the Week, I chose to look back to a runner from recent history. It seems fitting to pick Emil Zátopek as he exemplified all the great qualities not only as a runner but as a human being! Adored by crowds and fellow competitors alike,… Read More

50 Days To Run Fast

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50 Days To Run Fast! For those who know me, I don’t run to set records (personal ones that is). I often tell other runners to slow down – not in races, but in training. Hence, I practice what I preach. Yet, there is one race in the calendar, which is totally different. It is… Read More

How Can I Improve My Marathon Pace

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Can I Improve My Marathon Pace? A simple question I asked myself, to which I already know the answer – of course I can. The real question is HOW. What is the best way to improve marathon time? Usually, I write about events after they already took place. This time, I decided to write about… Read More

First Marathon Tips – Never Run It Solo

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First Marathon Tips Earlier this summer, I ran my first marathon. Number one tip – never make your first marathon a solo run. What I mean is, I went out on my own and ran a marathon distance. Disaster! Or was it? First Marathon I had been toying with the idea of running a marathon… Read More

Lessons Learned From Top Ultramarathoner

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Long Distance Running Tips When I got a chance to run with one of the world’s top ultra marathon runners I knew I was in for something special. Not only has Piotr Kuryło run in over 50 marathons, he took part in numerous ultra marathons, including a second place finish in the Spartathlon. However, his… Read More

Running Slow – Is It the Best Way To Train?

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Train For Half Marathon! Running slow at an aerobic rate (keeping to a low heart rate, during which mostly fat is burned) is great for everyday conditioning. But how does it fare when you train for half marathon, or any other race for that matter? Well, I’ve tested out the theory. Although I have been… Read More

Train Half Marathon – 8 Weeks

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8 Week Half Marathon Plan! The countdown has begun. How will you train for half marathon in 8 weeks? To start with, let me ask you a question – have you been running before? With 8 weeks to go, I would expect you to have been hitting the road or treadmill regularly by now. If… Read More

Prepare for Half Marathon – Step By Step

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Prepare for Half Marathon! During the first month of my newly found passion, I began toying with the idea of running some sort of a competitive distance event. Interestingly, I did not even consider shorter events. I wanted to prepare for half marathon. It was the first thing that sprung to mind. Maybe I considered… Read More

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