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The Week Running up to the Half Marathon

The Week Running up to the Half Marathon

The week running up to my first half marathon was one of many mixed emotions. The pain from Plantar Fasciitis was so constantly niggly and at times totally unbearable that it was draining me and making me really tired. I wasn’t sure whether I was even able to walk the Half Marathon. I had a(…)

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Plantar Fasciitis during Half Marathon Training

Plantar Fasciitis during Half Marathon Training

About Plantar Fasciitis This week has been all about the Plantar Fasciitis. Yes that niggling heel pain I was feeling turned into absolute hell! The plantar fascia ligament connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. When it is strained it becomes weak, swollen and inflamed. I think it(…)

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Half Marathon Training Tapering Easter Holidays

Half Marathon Training Tapering Easter Holidays

Heading closer to the Half Marathon big day and feeling more nervous. Really wanting to put in the extra mileage but actually hurting so much that I have been worried about running at all! It is now that I am fearing that I won’t make it. Worrying whether it is advisable to switch which trainers(…)

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Half Marathon Training – 12 Miles Week

Half Marathon Training – 12 Miles Week

This week I still wasn’t feeling it and genuinely feared that I could not run again. Much better than pre-sports massage when I could hardly walk. I missed running club again and actually I was meant to be on a rest week. By Wednesday I actually cycled to my friend’s house, to the school and(…)

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Strengthening Week Half Marathon Training

Strengthening Week Half Marathon Training

This week I worked on strengthening. I actually write these behind so I can tell you that this week I overdid it and what I did is really not advisable – more about that in next week’s write-up but let me tell you about my packed-week. It started on Monday when I decided that I(…)

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