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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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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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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Tip 2: Increase your weekly mileage: Take your trainers everywhere. Irrespective of your base level of fitness, a half marathon is an endurance event. Running too much too soon is never a good idea. Running experts recommend never increasing your weekly mileage by 10%, but in some cases this could be as low as 5%. Integrating running into daily life is paramount to tackling those…

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Just ran your your first 10k? Congratulations! You might be ready for your next challenge… If you can run comfortably for an hour then you should find a half marathon a great test of your stamina. Enduring over 21k of running can feel intimidating but over the next few weeks I’m going to post a series of tips that helped…

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