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Marathon Training Code

Posted: 4th December 2013 by mockjogger in Race Preparation, Training Plan
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I am taking the 2014 Paris Marathon very seriously. On Tuesday evening I found myself daydreaming about a candidate restaurant in which to replenish my expected calorie deficit when I get back to Edinburgh after the event. The restaurant I was thinking about was “Home Taste” a Chinese Hot Pot restaurant. I have been there […]

Carb Overloading

Posted: 23rd May 2013 by mockjogger in Race Preparation, Training Plan

Before running my first race in April this year, I enthusiastically embraced the practice of carb loading. My execution involved a pizza lunch and a pasta dinner the day before the race. I felt good, covered the distance in a time I thought was impossible, and put some of the result down to efficient eating. […]

8 Days Before My First Race

Posted: 6th April 2013 by mockjogger in Race Preparation
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8 days to go before my first actual race – the Rock’n’Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon. The weather forecast indicates I will be running in swimming trunks and a ski jacket. I’m honestly wondering why I signed up for this. Its not the weather; Edinburgh can often have all four seasons in a day. But I’m […]