Paul contacted us as he is running the London Marathon, on behalf of the @rnliportishead. We donated our Hot Cupboard with Bain Marie so he could sell hot dogs to raise funds - he has managed to raise an amazing 86% of his total target already!! Well done Paul and good luck in April💪🏼🏃🏻♂️🌭
Brothers Jack and Tom and their cousin Carli are three of our fantastic #Revolutionaries . Joining the #DementiaRevolution was a family affair for them - their family carries a rare inherited gene that means they have a 50% chance of developing early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. They’re taking on the #LondonMarathon to help find a life-changing treatment.
Within a macrocycle there will typically be three phases; preparation, competition and transition. By segmenting your long term plan like this you can begin to focus on certain aspects that will help you achieve your desired outcome.
Mesocycles make up the blocks of training within your long term plan. In this case, I’ve picked a ‘First-Time Finisher 16-Week Marathon Schedule’ as an example. Anybody can access and download this from the London Marathon Website. As it is specific to an event, it contains a preparation phase and a competition/ taper phase.
The preparation phase makes up 80% of the training with the remaining 20% being focused towards the Marathon day, the competition phase. The whole programme in my opinion is a 16 week macrocycle, that can be divided into three mesocycles. There’s a short introductory phase, then the majority focused on building running volume before moving onto a three week taper towards the Marathon day.
If you’re looking to have a successful outcome, it’s probably worth looking into the process a little. You can take this template, work it into your year planner (see previous post) and make adjustments for any obstacles that you’re likely to encounter along the way. •
Looking forward to talking at the @chelmsfordphysio marathon night in the new year!! Come down and say hi. All proceeds to a good cause and all running questions answered (hopefully 😜). Doesn’t have to be a marathon everyone of all abilities will benefit if looking to improve your running 🏃♂️ Repost @chelmsfordphysio with @get_repost
MARATHON PREPARATION NIGHT - you’ve signed up and started training....or are thinking about starting training....now what?
Come and spend the night with Specialist Physiotherapists, Run Coach and Marathon runners Jon McComish (@jonnymc8) and Brad Scanes (@physiobrad) as they take you through - Training programmes
- Injury prevention - Race day preparation and advice - Pacing
- Getting the most out of your training - Warm up / cool down - Recovery and Nutrition - Footwear advice - Running analysis
Tickets are £10, and all money will go into a pot and be drawn on the night and go towards the winners charity. Or if you are not running for a charity it will go to a charity of your choice.
All ages and abilities welcome, all race distances welcome.
The event is being held at Anytime Fitness Chelmsford, 11 Dukes Walk, CM1, 1GZ.
Call or email to book.
It’s 19 weeks until London Marathon
17 weeks until Brighton Marathon
16 weeks until Manchester Marathon (Brad will be running this one)
A typical marathon programme will last 16 weeks, if a beginner it’s normally 20 weeks, experienced sometimes 12 weeks.
Feels like so long ago I raced and got a medal. So exciting seeing the marathon training starting for some people today can’t wait to follow your training for some tips and motivation. Two weeks to go for me before my official training starts. What marathons are people doing in 2019 ?
A spot has opened up to run the London Marathon 2019 for Music in Hospitals & Care! Join #TeamTenor to run the streets of London in the worlds greatest race while raising money for a great cause. Email WALTON@MIHC.ORG.UK for an application form today! 🏅
This is me having just run 5k in more than double the time it took me to run 6k in London 3 days ago. I'm hoping that might be because of jet lag / missing a full nights sleep. But realistically it's because it's 27° with 82% humidity where I am. Even though the sun is now down... In May, I am running 42.2km (a marathon) in Sierra Leone in approximately 40° heat, 90% humidity and the sun will be UP.
FML. God help me.
Please make this worth my while.
https://schoolsforsierraleone.everydayhero.com/uk/lulegsit - link is also in my bio.
That water bottle isn't even cold anymore. My nostrils are flared to get in more air. Yes my skin is red and blotchy. No that's not sea water in my hair... it's pure sweat. And while i do not condone the thigh gap and have never desired one, I have now painfully realised that I need one... Again - fml.
No filter on this - this really is how fugly I look running in the heat.
The satisfaction of finishing a Marathon totally blurs the discomfort felt throughout the final kilometers 😬🥵💫🎉
Swipe 👉🏻 to see Matty Allanson taking out 2nd place in the 5km! ⚡️🥈👏🏼 •
Thank You to @allbarnoneevents for the awesome day @sandalford_wines A Fantastic event Supporting @wa_police_legacy_inc •
My final #medalmonday of 2018!
The Festive Forest Challenge in Kings Forest - a 10k, half marathon or 20 mile race (thankfully we only ran the 10k)...Costumes were optional, so naturally I ordered a two-headed Christmas jumper and roped @mrpig87 into running with me. I figure it’s definitely a PB as my first race stuck to another person!
All proceeds from the race went to @stnicholashospicecare, who I am running the London Marathon for... a great way to mark the start of my marathon training!! The medal design is based on the chapel window in the hospice, where families and loved ones can go for some quiet contemplation. Such a thoughtful design from Kevin Marshall (@positivestepspt) and his team who have now raised more than £50,000 for the hospice over six years with their excellent running events!
Happy #MarathonMonday : Did you know runners are more at risk of iron deficiencies? This is due to foot strike hemolysis - the impact of multiple foot strikes per mile of running can damage red blood cells. Check with a doctor if you’re finding training much harder than usual: some of the warning signs include fatigue, dizziness, poor circulation, brittle nails & hair and inflammation of the tongue. Pay extra attention to your diet; the mineral is not only found in red and white meat, but also in legumes, grains, nuts and seeds and leafy greens and more. Photo via the inimitable @gomofarah
Need some winter motivational tips to get your mojo back on track this winter?! It can be hard when it’s cold, dark and you’ve got other things on your mind.. well here’s a few tips to help you get back out and running!
⛄️Many of us will be training for a Spring marathon, which seems an age away.. so why not enter a half in a few weeks. I’ll be running the @eastlondonhalf and @officialbighalf to keep me focused short term! Other top races I like are the @bathhalf, @reading_half & @surreyhalf!
🎄I knew after Valencia I’d struggle to keep the motivation up, so purchased some new things to try out afterwards. Like the @hokaoneone_eu Clifton 1’s, which have been great on all my easy runs. Review will be up on @YouTube next week! Plus some new pairs of Stance socks to go with them.. a winning combo!
🎅🏻I’ve been volunteering @goodgym and will be helping at @parkrun over the Christmas period. Both fantastic causes and means you can get fit while doing good!
⛄️A headlamp like the £20 Petzl Tikka is a great option, that means you can see and be seen!
🎄Find a new route.. Look up Strava Heat Maps and see the most popular runs near you.. or on Garmin Connect go to Courses -> Create Course and let Garmin find you a new route!
🎅🏻Look up @advent.running (December) or @redjanuaryuk .. amazing communities that encourage each other to do an activity for 30 mins each day.
☃️The treadmill can be fun, especially if you change pace and elevation. Some sessions I like are so simple.. 3 mins fast, 2 mins recovery jog.. x4-6. Or hills, 2 mins at 6%, 2 mins at 0.5%.. x4-6. Or how about strides? A 200m burst of speed every KM?
🎄And finally, remember there’s no better time to take a break than at Christmas.. so don’t worry, take a break, spend more time with family, reconnect with old friends, enjoy the time of year.. you’ll soon miss the running and that mojo will come flying back! As always I’m here to help if you have any questions! #ad#humansofhoka
didn't quite plan todays route so hit around 10 miles in the end but aiming for 14 ish next week 🤘🏼 but... why do i spend about 20 minutes of my runs debating in my head (it gets weird in there) wether or not i should be a vegetarian... on another note ive ran 47.9miles this month so far 😐 #londonmarathon#londonmarathon2019#asics#kickcancerinthedick
Bucket list run done. 40 miles in one go, before I get to 40 myself. 12 laps of the Newark Showground Christmas Challenge, then I had to add a bit on the end to get 40. I could have done another lap, but that would have been nearly 43 miles and my legs were already protesting. #ultramarathon#firstultramarathon#newarkshowgroundchristmaschallenge
Happy to be running Small Private Hatha Yoga Courses with Battersea Yoga in January, come along! Visit their website (www.batterseayoga.com) to book and find out more.
Ideal for beginners or yogis looking to develop their practice.
You can come on your own or get a group of friends together to create your own course.
Also, the perfect gift for anyone!
Dates and Teachers (£195 per person per course): Ellie
11-1215pm 9th January - 27th February
8-915pm 10th January - 28th February
930am 12th January - 2nd March
#battersea#yoga#hathayoga#christmaspresents#londonmarathon#londonsmostlovedstudio#privateyoga @elliegracelondonyogi @patchoulismellinghippie @johnpyoga
Aaron's World Marathon Majors - a personal commission for a six-star finisher.
Loved making this one. A fun challenge incorporating the 6 marathon courses, surrounded by some of Aaron's training routes and regular parkruns.