The Fix, Damian Thompson

The Fix, Damian Thompson

*Book recommendation* Aside making it outside for parkrun, I did little but devour this book during a recent weekend. In addition to alcohol, the author discusses how smartphones, drugs and sugar consumption are impacting society. A very compelling read and only 300ish pages long. My favourite part (which really resonated) was: “I keep trying to work out when my drinking…

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Half marathon training: Tips 8 & 9

Half marathon training: Tips 8 & 9

Tip 8:  Enter another race beforehand Don’t go forgetting my pointers about over training, but if you can keep within the 10% mileage rule I suggested in the previous post then it could pay off to get more racing experience in before your big half. If you have several months until half-marathon-day (HMD), then I’d suggest a 10k a month…

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Half marathon training: Tips 6 & 7

Half marathon training: Tips 6 & 7

Have you signed up for a half marathon but never entered a race before? My final instalments on Half Marathon Training are specifically for you. Tip 6: Find your perfect trainers Be strict about wearing them for running only. Only once they’ve been subjected to 300+ miles of training would I retire them for casual wear. Well-made running trainers are…

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Half marathon training: Tip 5

Half marathon training: Tip 5

Tip 5 of 9: LOG YOUR RUNS Subconsciously comparing yourself to other runners? Social media can be toxic. Take Instagram’s never ending feed of expensive running watches with a big pinch of salt: You can still be a fantastic runner without spending a fortune on tech. Wearable fitness technology can range from £69.99 (Fitbit) to an eye watering £1299.99 (Garmin Descent)…

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Half marathon training: Tip 4

Half marathon training: Tip 4

TIP 4: FUEL UP I’ve saved thousands of pounds since quitting alcohol in 2018, and a huge proportion of this has gone straight back into ensuring I eat luxurious desserts every single day. What I lack in chia seeds I make up for in my extensive love of carbs.“Nutrition” and “fuel” seem to be interchangeable in some areas online, which…

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