Posts tagged Marathon
My Experience of Running During Pregnancy: The First Trimester

Every pregnancy is different, every runner is different and there is no one size fits all.  I have many friends who have had very different experiences to me, from stopping running as soon as they found out they were pregnant, to running a half marathon in their 2nd trimester and running through to 36 weeks pregnant. During the Boston Marathon last year I ran with a woman for a few kilometres who was 17 weeks pregnant and on track for a sub 4 hour marathon! Then there are the elite runners who continue to train and compete throughout their pregnancies.  Throughout my experience I have learnt that people will be very quick to give you their opinions, the research is limited and only you truly know your body.

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Five reasons why I need a running coach

I hear different reasons why running doesn't need any direction. “Running is something everyone can do.” “Running is easy.” “Everyone is ‘born to run.’”

I am a Podiatrist with RunFix. Working with runners is my day job and has shown me that a running coach can be key to the success and enjoyment of running. My own enjoyment of running comes from two things: achieving a goal I set for myself and running with friends. My run coach and the group we train with provide both!

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The 122nd Boston Marathon

Twelve months ago I was getting ready to run the race that I had been dreaming of for ten years, the Boston Marathon. As I walked around the race expo, soaking up the atmosphere and collecting my hard earned race number, I had no idea just how much the Boston Marathon was going to test me and push me to my limits.

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