How Did I End Up Here?!

Mike's Progress
5:30am. 5 miles from home. Cold, dark and raining. I have no energy – I can barely walk let alone run. I’m really annoyed – I’ve only been going 7 miles – this should be an easy run for me. Do...

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My first 11 minute mile

Charlotte's Progress
So, either this is a complete fluke or I am actually getting better at this! This morning I went for a run whilst we were on a mini vacation in Wales, I am going to confess that this was mostly guilt driven...

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Come Snow or Shine

Mike's Progress
Hi everyone! Happy New Year and hope you are all still sticking to those resolutions?! January has been a good month for me on the training front – I’ve started my early morning routine which is the...

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New Year Goals

Mike's Progress
Happy 2017 everyone! So, I made it through Christmas and am now 3.3kg heavier than 1 month ago. I suspect that the damage from my excessive chocolate/turkey/whisky/beer diet would’ve actually been considerably...

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Post-Holiday Run

Charlotte's Progress
OK so I found out over the last week that even if you go on holiday for a short time, if you don't run then it is going to take time to get back up to the pace you were at. The reason that this surprised...

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Cold & Old

Mike's Progress
So in my last blog I had loads of plans about where I'd be by the end of November and it's safe to say that I've achieved none of them! But it's OK - this always happens to me - I've never yet had a training...

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Winter is coming!

Charlotte's Progress
With the winter nights drawing in very quickly, my motivation really does start to dwindle and today I realised one of the possible reasons why. It doesn't matter how far or how fast I run the winter seems...

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The Power of a Good Outfit

Charlotte's Progress
One thing I will say about clothes is that they can have a lot of power. I know for a fact that this isn’t just a female thing after watching my husband preening in the mirror about how good he looks...

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Treadmills Aren’t So Bad

Darren's Progress
If there is one question that (in my limited experience) divides runners into two camps, it's this: Do you prefer to run indoors or outdoors? Anyone I've asked has usually given a strong response in...

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The Story So Far

Charlotte's Progress
I am not a runner. At least that is what I told myself for a very long time. I was never the kid at school enjoying running or exercise. In fact on one occasion I actively avoided cross country for three...

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Ramping Up

Mike's Progress
OK, since my last blog I've been steadily stepping up the distance and have managed four 10ks, multiple 30 min runs and one 10 miler plus I'm managing to average 3 runs a week. Well that was up until this...

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I ran a 10k… and it nearly killed me

Darren's Progress
Getting started is tough. In my first blog post I made the decision to run - no matter how hard it was going to be. I'm overweight, unfit, and quite lacking in time, but I need to do this. For my health,...

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A Polar Bear’s Dream

Mike's Progress
So in my last blog I hit my target of 4 miles in 30 mins (inc a 3 min walk), and so this month has all been about getting outside on the roads again or adding a bit more distance. The weather has turned...

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Cracked it!

Mike's Progress
Challenge completed! 4 miles in 29m and 58 seconds with a 3 minute walk at start. So my last few blogs have all been about stagnant and sometimes backwards progress but this one is much better! Although...

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I am Unfit

Darren's Progress
They say confession is good for the soul, so here goes. I am unfit, and I've been this way since I could remember my body. I was always big - a product of 'feeder' grandparents who always offered me food,...

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The Fat Running Giraffe

Mike's Progress
So still going on my 30 minute challenge and it's been a tough few weeks. Trying to get up at 5:15 and smash out a sprint before work with a 7 week old baby is proving to be tougher than I thought! (For...

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Failure is fun!

Mike's Progress
Guest Post by Mike S Hi everyone, so I'm still going with my 4 mile challenge (4 miles, 30 mins including 3 mins of walking.) I'm going to be completely honest and say things have gone backwards but I...

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Project ‘Leg-it’

Mike's Progress
Guest Post by Mike S I'm expecting a new son this year (we already have a 3 year old daughter) so I've decided to put my long distance training on hold as I simply don't have the time needed to go for...

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