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  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 9 Plan!
    on Jan 2, 2015
    The last 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year I have been sick and recovering :-( I was first ill on Sunday 21st December and took a while to even begin to feel better so didn't have another run until Saturday 27th December which was a 7k. Since then...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 10 Plan!
    on Jan 2, 2015
    My training for Week 10 will be:- Monday - OFF Tuesday - OFF Wednesday - 10 x 400 speed training with 400 recovery Thursday - 10k with a pace of at least 6:00 Friday - OFF Saturday - 13k with a pace of at least 6:00 Sunday - 16k with a pace of 5:50...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 11 Plan!
    on Jan 2, 2015
    My training for Week 11 will be:- Monday - OFF Tuesday - OFF Wednesday - 10 x 400 speed training with 400 recovery Thursday - 10k with a pace of at least 6:00 Friday - OFF Saturday - 13k with a pace of at least 6:00 Sunday - 16k with a pace of 5:50...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 12 Plan!
    on Jan 2, 2015
    My training for Week 12 will be:- Monday - OFF Tuesday - OFF Wednesday - 8 x 400 speed training with 400 recovery Thursday - 10k with a pace of at least 6:00 Friday - OFF Saturday - 10k with a pace of at least 6:00 Sunday - 16k with a pace of 5:50...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 6 PlanWhat happened in week 5 training! Monday - 8k easy run with a pace of 6:20. I did it with an average pace of 6:17. Wednesday - This was speed training of 7 x 400 metres with 400 metres recovery in between. As usual this went well. Thursday - Today...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 5 Plan
    on Dec 7, 2014
    What happened in week 4 training! Monday - 8k easy run with a pace of 6:14 which should have been 6:20. The temp was only 2 degrees and with the wind chill I'm guessing it was in the minus! I ran by the harbour again as I love running there and look...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 4 Plan
    on Nov 30, 2014
    What happened in week 3 training! Tuesday - 6.5k easy run with a pace of 6:14 which should have been 6:20. I'm beginning to get a little bored with the running routes again so may start taking the metro out to other places to run. Wednesday - Thi...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 3 Plan
    on Nov 23, 2014
    What happened in week 2 training! Tuesday - I decided to run the easy 3k today in between finishing work and picking up my son from school. This didn't quite work out as I wasn't finished with work until 16:10 and the school closes at 16:30 so I had...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 2 PlanWhat happened in week 1 training! Wednesday training went really well. I biked up to the track so took that as my warm up so as soon I set foot on the track I did the first speed 400 metres. I did 5 x 400 metres with 400 metres recovery and then 80...
  • Hanson's Marathon Method Week 1 PlanWeek 1 of my Hanson's method training for Barcelona Marathon 2015 is nearly here. Below will be my Week 1 training. I have taken out a normal run and added speed training as I feel I have the running base needed to do this. Also I'm a little scared t...
  • Hansons Marathon MethodOn the 10th November it will be exactly 18 weeks until I run Barcelona Marathon again. My first goal was to try and finish in 3 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds or less. This would be quite a challenge seeing as my best marathon time stands at 4 hour...
  • London Marathon Waiting Again!And so here we go again! The 'you got a place' and 'you didn't get a place' London Marathon magazines are ready to be sent out again so I'm waiting, waiting, and waiting as usual. Last year when I didn't get a place for yet another year, I decided I...
  • One Week until I Climb Ben Nevis!
    on May 14, 2014 in Ben Nevis
    At last a post with nothing to do with running! Still about exercise and a big moment in my life though. In exactly one weeks time my older son and I will be celebrating his 11th birthday on the summit of the United Kingdoms highest mountain Ben...
  • New Adidas Adistar Boosts!My old Adistar Boosts are almost dead so it was time to buy some new ones. There was no way I was going to buy anything else as these are the best running shoes ever!! No blisters, No lost toenails, No knee problems!!! I have run my last three marat...
  • Barcelona Marathon 2015 Goal!
    on Apr 13, 2014
    I was watching the London marathon today and got very inspired by it. Well done Mo Farah! I think an 8th place in your first marathon is fantastic :-) I have already decided to run Barcelona marathon again next year as I know that I could have go...
  • The Marathon Oscars!After running Barcelona and Rome marathons last week, which were organised completely differently from each other, I decided to rate each marathon I've run out of 10 for different categories. It's kind of like the Marathon Oscars. I invite commen...
  • Rome Marathon 2014!
    on Mar 24, 2014 in rome marathon Rome Marathon 2014
    If you have dreams of running Rome Marathon one day as you have heard that it's supposed to be really great then either stop reading now or continue to find out what the city with "one of the most beautiful courses" is really like! Thi...
  • Barcelona Marathon 2014!The night before the marathon was a little different than usual. I had a lovely meal of codfish and tomato salad. It tasted delicious :-) However at around 9pm my stomach wasn't feeling so good! By 10:30pm I realised that I probably had food poi...
  • Barcelona Marathon Weekend will be Hot!
    on Mar 11, 2014 in barcelona marathon
    Weather This Weekend, Mar 14 Next Weekend > Friday Mar 14 Partly sunny and delightful16° Lo 10°RealFeel® 19° / Lo 6°more Saturday Mar 15 Mostly sunny and pleasant19° Lo 10°RealFeel® 19° / Lo 7°more Sunday Mar 1...
  • Long Run Before Barcelona!
    on Mar 5, 2014 in barcelona marathon rome marathon
    My long run for Barcelona is now done and out of the way :-) I ran 26k this time which is much more than I did for Copenhagen last year! I have done so much training the last few months and feel in the best shape and am ready to run my slowest...
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