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When does a running a marathon start to become a good idea?

When does a running a marathon start to become a good idea?

running shoes on grass

A strange thing has started to happen to me, I’ve started to think I might want to run a marathon.

Up until a few weeks ago I thought that a marathon just wasn’t something I would ever want to do. I didn’t think I would want to train that hard or that often. 26.2 miles just seems an awfully long way to run.

But then something happened. I blame reading Vegan Fitness and Georgie’s inspiring posts on her goal to reach a sub 3.05 marathon. And Bethan’s writing on A Pretty Place to Play on how she fitted training for her first marathon around a hectic work schedule. I also blame all those on #ukrunchat for posting race results and tweeting about the mix of excitement and nerves they had before the big day, no matter if it was their first or their 20th marathon.

All this has got me thinking. Maybe I do want to run a marathon, maybe I could fit the training into my life, maybe I would actually enjoy it.

Does this happen to all runners? Or do most people have a vague idea that running a marathon is something they will do at some point? I’d love to know!

Spring running with animals

Spring running with animals

This week has been a really good week of running. The sun has been shining, the evenings are lighter and spring has certainly sprung. Monday saw me go for a morning run before I’d even had breakfast, very unusual for me. It was a nice 5 mile run on some of my local trails and… Continue Reading

Myprotein coconut oil

Myprotein coconut oil

As well as the peanut butter the folks at myprotein.com sent me a tub of organic virgin coconut oil. There are a lot of health claims around coconut oil at the moment but as I am not a nutritional scientist and am someone who is generally skeptical of “superfood” and “miracle food” claims I will… Continue Reading

When does a running a marathon start to become a good idea?

When does a running a marathon start to become a good idea?

A strange thing has started to happen to me, I’ve started to think I might want to run a marathon. Up until a few weeks ago I thought that a marathon just wasn’t something I would ever want to do. I didn’t think I would want to train that hard or that often. 26.2 miles just…

Spring running with animals

Spring running with animals

This week has been a really good week of running. The sun has been shining, the evenings are lighter and spring has certainly sprung. Monday saw me go for a morning run before I’d even had breakfast, very unusual for me. It was a nice 5 mile run on some of my local trails and…

Myprotein coconut oil

Myprotein coconut oil

As well as the peanut butter the folks at myprotein.com sent me a tub of organic virgin coconut oil. There are a lot of health claims around coconut oil at the moment but as I am not a nutritional scientist and am someone who is generally skeptical of “superfood” and “miracle food” claims I will…