Category Archives: Marathon Talk

Having run nearly 100 marathons I discuss the good, the bad and the beautiful sides of the marathon. Check it out here for regular posts.

Mental Blocks: Personal Strategies to Build Resilience as Runners.

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How to Overcome Running Mental Blocks: My Personal Journey and Tips for Success Running is as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. If you’ve ever found yourself struggling to keep going, despite your body being capable, you’ve encountered a mental block. These hurdles can be frustrating and demotivating, but they’re also […]

The Marathon Mindset: Cultivating Resilience and Grit.

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Embracing the Marathon Mindset: Cultivating Resilience and Grit for Long-Distance Running Good morning, fellow runners! Today, I want to talk about something close to my heart—the marathon mindset. Running a marathon is more than just a test of physical endurance; it’s a profound mental challenge that requires resilience, grit, and unwavering determination. Whether you’re preparing […]

Plantar Fasciitis: Tackling it as a Runner!

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  Good morning, friends! Today, I want to delve into a topic that hits close to home for many of us who love running. Plantar fasciitis. If you’ve ever woken up with a stabbing pain in your heel or experienced discomfort during your runs, you know how frustrating this condition can be. But don’t worry—there […]

Injury Prevention: Strengthen Hips, Knees, Ankles and Groin.

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In the pursuit of becoming a stronger, more resilient runner, focusing on joint strength and injury prevention is paramount. Our hips, knees, ankles, and groin areas play crucial roles in our running mechanics, yet they are often prone to injuries and issues. Whether you’re a seasoned marathoner or just starting your running journey, understanding how […]

Muscle Fibres: Understanding their Significance in Training.

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Running, a multifaceted physical activity, necessitates the involvement of various muscle groups and types of muscle fibres to achieve peak performance. Delving deeper into the nuances of muscle fibre types, their functions, and how different training sessions target specific fibres provides a comprehensive understanding of the importance of training all muscle fibres for optimal running […]

Marathon Motivation -10 Effective Strategies to Keep Motivated!


Training for a marathon is a physically and mentally demanding endeavour that requires perseverance and dedication. As the miles add up and the fatigue sets in, it’s common to experience dips in motivation. However, with the right strategies, you can stay motivated throughout your marathon training journey. In this blog post, we will discuss ten […]

Marathon Mistakes: 8 Common Pitfalls to Avoid & Achieve Success

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Running a marathon is not just about covering 26.2 miles; it’s a test of physical and mental endurance, requiring meticulous preparation and strategic planning. Yet, even seasoned runners can stumble if they overlook crucial aspects of training and race-day execution ( I have many times, actually training for my 101st marathon and have an injury). […]

YASSO 800s – BOOST your Speed and Power!

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Ah, Yasso 800s – the workout that sounds more like a secret spy code than a running training regimen. But fear not, fellow runners, because in this blog post, we’re going to unravel the mystery of Yasso 800s, dive into their benefits, describe a typical running session, and help you figure out the best time […]

Anaerobic Training for Runners: Unleash Your Speed.


Running is a demanding sport that requires a well-rounded training approach to achieve optimal performance. While aerobic training and long-distance runs are essential for building endurance, anaerobic training plays a crucial role in developing speed, power, and overall athletic ability. Anaerobic training involves high-intensity exercises that rely on energy production without the use of oxygen, […]

Hitting The Wall: 10 Strategies for Marathon Success!

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Greetings, fellow marathon runner! Avoid Hitting the dreaded Marathon Wall! Are you prepared to conquer the gruelling 26.2 miles and triumphantly cross that finish line? Well, you’re in luck, because I’ve compiled some time-tested strategies to help you smash through that dreaded wall and finish strong. Let’s examine them below! Fuel Up and Stay Hydrated: […]