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Category: Training the Body

Planning for a Running Injury

Why and How to Plan for a Running Injury

If I consider what I would do if I got a running injury my instinct would be to “push through the pain”. Perhaps reduce my volume or intensity, or both. But stopping my running altogether would be my last option. I’m a runner, after all. Therefore, I must keep running. In the past I believed…
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24/04/2019 0
Injured and Cycling

Suspected Stress Fractures Reduces my Training

An unexpectedly low mileage week, and an alternative plan for my training.


10/09/2018 2
Birthday Run

18 Miles to Celebrate my Birthday

The stats and images from my first week of training for the Chelmsford Marathon 2018 (and my eighth marathon), which ended with a strong 18-mile, long run on my birthday.


03/09/2018 1

Reducing my Running Load

The stats and images from my ninth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully reduced my running load.


15/08/2018 0
Running in Fields

Running Longer

The stats and stories from my eighth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully ran longer and further.


06/08/2018 2
Reducing my Training Load

Returning to my Running Club

The stats and stories from my seventh week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on reducing my training load.


30/07/2018 0
Building My Endurance, Injury-Free

Week of Building Endurance

The stats and stories from my sixth week of training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018. I successfully focused on increasing my mileage.


23/07/2018 1
Tempo Intervals, Injury-Free

Quality Running, Injury-Free

The stats and stories from my fifth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after staying injury-free.


17/07/2018 0
Running Injury-Free

Running Injury-Free Again

The stats and stories from my fourth week of running training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018 after a period of cross-training.


09/07/2018 3
New Vivobarefoot Shoes

Enjoying Cross-Training

My ongoing workouts to deal with my stubborn shin injury in only my third week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.


11/06/2018 3
Gym Selfie

Accepting a Recurring Injury

The story behind an unexpected injury that forced me to adjust my training in only my second week of preparations for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.


04/06/2018 5
Week 1 of Clacton Half Marathon 2018

Starting a New Strategy

The stats and stories from my first week training for the Clacton Half Marathon 2018.


28/05/2018 0
Compressed Foam Roller

Why I Now Foam Roll

Read the story of what persuaded me to purchase and use foam rollers.


25/05/2018 3

Staying Patient (Week 4)

Two humbling running lessons I learnt in my last week of training for my local 10 mile race.


30/04/2018 2

Building Mileage (Week 3)

Two more important running lessons I learnt in preparation for my local 10 mile race.


23/04/2018 1

Reducing Training Stress (Week 2)

I learnt another two valuable lessons in my second week of my 10-mile training plan.


16/04/2018 0

Two Reflections on Transitioning to Endurance Training (Week 1)

I learnt two valuable lessons in my first week of my 10-mile training plan.


09/04/2018 1
Vegan Lime Protein Smoothie

Vegan Lime Smoothie

My recipe for a uniquely tart and sweet protein smoothie.


07/04/2018 0
Cranberrry and Kiwi Smoothie

Vegan Cranberry and Kiwi Smoothie

My recipe for a delicious and nutritious protein smoothie packed full of sweet fruit.


24/03/2018 0
Cacao Date Smoothie

Vegan Cacao Date Smoothie

My recipe for a smooth and filling protein smoothie, ideal to compliment


17/02/2018 2
Easy Vegan Fruit Protein Shake

Easy Vegan Fruit Thick Shake

My recipe for a quick, easy and tasty fruit protein shake, ideal with post-run recovery.


13/01/2018 0
Kale and Lemon Smoothie

Kale and Lemon Smoothie

A blend of fruits and vegetables that holds a little sharpness.


03/01/2018 1
4 Advantages of Calf Raises

Why I Commit to Calf Raises

Discover the benefits of calf raises and the catalyst for me to undertake them.


25/12/2017 3
Forward Hang Stretch

My Favourite Post-Run Stretch

Discover which stretch I undertake first after a run and how I perform it.


16/12/2017 1
Vegan Carrot and Apple Juice

Carrot and Apple Juice to Breathe Easier

This juice is perfect for runners to begin the day alert and refreshed.


11/12/2017 1

How to Breathe to Improve your Running

Read my advice on using the rhythm of your breathing to improve your running.


01/11/2017 2

Vegan Fruit and Avocado Smoothie

This tangy vegan smoothie is thick, and packed with nutrients and protein.


25/10/2017 0

How Lunges Improve Your Running

Discover what muscles lunges target, how to perform them correctly and my personal records.


09/10/2017 1

Vegan Super Blueberry Smoothie

This cold light concoction has a strong blueberry taste. It is nutritious with plenty of water and quality protein inside.


27/09/2017 0

Vegan Cranberry and Oat Protein Smoothie

This creamy, sweet and protein-rich smoothie is a super post-run drink.


18/09/2017 0

The Plank as a Mental Strengthening Exercise

Understand why you should commit to holding planks, how to do them correctly and my personal records.


11/09/2017 1

Why Run Strides

Learn the definition of ‘running strides’, the benefits of performing them and when I undertake them.


30/08/2017 1

Vegan Banana and Blackberry Protein Smoothie

This creamy smoothie is delicious, nutritious and ideal for recovery after a run.


23/08/2017 1

Why I Consume Pea Protein Powder

Know why I supplement my diet with vegan protein powder and how it supports my training.


16/08/2017 5

4 Reasons to Record Running Data

Discover the four essential reasons every runner should use data to record their running.


09/08/2017 0

Sit-up Training

Learn why sit-ups help your running, how to perform them correctly and my personal records.


07/08/2017 1

Press-up Training

Know how press-ups support your running, how to perform them safely and my personal records.


12/07/2017 2

Cherry Cacao Vegan Protein Shake

This protein shake is healthy and tastes of chocolate, yet is still vegan.


01/07/2017 1

‘Comfortable Running’: Part 1

Learn how I define ‘comfortable runs’ and why it is essential for runners to include these into their training.


21/06/2017 3