Archive for March, 2014

Paris Marathon Countdown – 13 Days

Posted: 24th March 2014 by mockjogger in Race Preparation, Training Plan
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I will never be the fastest runner out there but I have found that I am pretty adept at tapering. I am quite enjoying not having to get up at 5.30am for a long solo run. I don’t think I am any more irritable than normal. I feel the odd twinge in a joint, but […]

Pre-taper Taper

Posted: 14th March 2014 by mockjogger in Training Plan
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This week my Higdon-inspired Paris Marathon training plan hit a peak 43 miles. In theory, taper starts next week giving me a three week wind-down before the race itself. That’s what the plan said. Instead, I have been on a trip to Japan; a different location each day, with a lot of traveling between cities. […]

The Meadows is a wonderful place; an open park that divides the centre of Edinburgh from the south-side. I choose to live beside them. In most of my training runs I run round or through them. So an opportunity to take part in a race where I could almost literally fall out of bed onto […]