Category Archives: Rome Marathon 2011

Rome photos and a big weekend for Marathon running


Finally, here are some of the pics my family took of the Rome Marathon. They only managed to snap me a couple of times (more because it takes a lot of practise to hit a moving target than my speed … Continue reading

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Cross Training


I was pretty achy straight after the Rome Marathon, so I took one week of almost complete rest (just a little walking). I would’ve done this anyway, but I’m being extra careful about how I return to training as I’m still recovering from shin … Continue reading

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When things don’t go according to plan…


So, things didn’t really turn out the way I expected in Rome last weekend. Due to my cold and minor shin splints in the last month, I wasn’t in the shape I could have been or hoped I was. The … Continue reading

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One week to go…


Since my recent cold, I’d been feeling like my training wasn’t really coming together. My long runs in particular were lacking the strength I’d felt in January. One of my last track workouts was a set of 800m intervals, I … Continue reading

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If it wasn’t for that pesky cold!


3 weeks to go to Rome Marathon Febuary Mileage: 150 miles (37/wk average) A couple of weeks ago, I made the mistake of uttering the following: “I’m ready for the marathon. All I need to do is stay fit and … Continue reading

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Getting Faster (or trying to!)


5 Weeks to go to Rome Marathon February mileage so far: 82 miles (48/ wk average) So I left off at the end of January able to manage a 22 mile run at seven-and-a-half minutes a mile, satisfied with the aerobic base … Continue reading

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Base Building


7 weeks to go until the Rome Marathon… Mileage: December- 146 (33/wk) January- 229 (51/wk) Base building essentially means getting fit. In terms of distance running that means aerobic and muscular strength. Without this, the backbone of endurance, you will struggle … Continue reading

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