Chicago Marathon 2019

Chicago Marathon 2019 tick. I made it pretty obvious prior to this race I wasn’t feeling all that confident about running the Chicago Marathon. My running training hadn’t been bad, but mentally I wasn’t in the right place. My long…

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My thoughts…

I had grand plans for writing this blog post on the flight to Chicago, but I couldn’t get the WIFI connection to work, so I watched TWO chic flicks instead! Instead, it is now 4:51 am and I am propped…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 15

My penultimate week of training for the Chicago Marathon hasn’t exactly gone to plan. If any week isn’t going to go to plan, week 15 is an ok week to do that, right? Well, thats what I keep telling myself!…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 14

Why is it during week 8 of Chicago Marathon training you can’t wait for it all to be over, but now in Week 14 you feel like you need more time. I do feel I have been training hard, but…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 13

TAPER TIME….. This is such a bizarre part of my running programme. I felt relieved once my 22-mile training run was over, knowing that it was time to taper, but I also know that I still have some hard runs…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 12

After my long run last week, this week felt like the week I had to nail all my sessions and get the confidence boost that is desperately needed leading into the final few weeks before Chicago Marathon. If you haven’t…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 11

My highest mileage week EVER and all session completed this week! So that’s better than last week!!! I can almost smell taper time….. If you haven’t caught up with all the other weeks training for Chicago Marathon, have a look…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 10

Well this week didn’t go to plan AT ALL. But I am not going to get too hung up on it, it happened and now it’s time to move on. Chicago Marathon is approaching quickly and I have a lot…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 9

At times this week, I felt like I had a breakthrough. I’ve had some very good sessions, felt like my paces were improving and thought ‘Chicago Marathon here we come’. Well, that was until the weekend happened! Read on to…

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Chicago Marathon Training – Week 7 & Week 8

The last two weeks have been a little hit and miss. I have been running in lots of new places and experiencing lots of new things. I did have the majority of week 7 written, but didn’t get round to…

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