Runners still debate what’s best – thick-soled sneakers or barefoot running shoes? Does more cushion protect your feet better? Do minimalist shoes make them stronger? I was curious, so I gave barefoot running shoes a go.Continue reading “I tried barefoot running shoes – here’s what happened”
When I started running, I’d have laughed if anyone had told me I’d enter an ultra marathon one day. I was an unlikely runner, not an ultra runner! Yet one chilly December morning, I stood on the start line for my first ultra event…Continue reading “6 surprises from my first ultra marathon”
How many times have you heard someone say “I’d like to run a marathon one day”? Taking on the 26.2 mile challenge seems to be on so many people’s bucket lists. Yet, ironically, this once-in-a-lifetime experience seems to get better the more you do it. Continue reading “5 Joys of Running More than One Marathon”
Marathon training changed my running. Although I was already a runner, my past training had always been casual, go-by-feel sessions. Setting out to complete my first 26.2 mile race switched my training into a new gear. Continue reading “7 Ways Marathon Training Transformed My Running”
Summer running is certainly appealing once those lighter nights arrive and terrain becomes dryer underfoot. Yet hotter days and holiday plans bring fresh tests for runners.
At some stage, your current running route may stop feeling rewarding. Perhaps you’re ready to face a more challenging distance. Maybe you’d like to mix up the terrain. Or maybe you just want a change of scenery. If any of these feelings sound familiar, the time has come to plan a new running route.
So you want to run your first marathon? Even for frequent runners, tackling 26.2 miles is likely to be a big step up in terms of distance, endurance and training intensity.