Marathon Training – Week 1

So if you've been reading my previous posts you'll know that I've gone and signed up for the Edinburgh Marathon in May. I've never run a marathon before, or even close to the 26.2 miles it will ask of me. In fact, the closest I've come is last years Great North Run half marathon, and … Continue reading Marathon Training – Week 1


Injury Delays Marathon Training

So, my intended first week of my marathon training did not start well. I injured my shoulder (probably climbing) and was unable to lift my arm higher than a few inches before the pain was too bad. Even gentle running caused inflammation in the shoulder which then trapped a nerve resulting in my entire arm … Continue reading Injury Delays Marathon Training

So I Signed up for a Marathon…

One thing I clearly remember after crossing the finish line of last years half marathon was the person next to me's finish line quote: "How on earth can anyone run two of those, back to back?!" I couldn't have agreed more. My calves were bruised from cramping, and the 13.1 miles of pounding had done … Continue reading So I Signed up for a Marathon…