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Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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Marathon Training 14th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 14, 2016

I had a lovely lie in this morning and then instead of practicing yoga I had a relaxing morning meditating and reading.I am going to football today so I need to conserve my energy, not just to support Arsenal but also to deal with sitting out in the cold for 2 hours.It was one of […]

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Marathon Training 13th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 13, 2016

After the way I was feeling yesterday and that I was working in the morning I decided to rest today.I made it a total rest today so no running, no yoga and a bit of extra time in bed. Now my tendonitis is improving and that is meaning I am actually able to sleep.On the […]

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Marathon Training 12th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 12, 2016

I had a bit of an epic fail today but I’m happy that I was able to listen to my body.After another bad night with the pain and discomfort I woke up feeling a bit wrong but was determined to stick to my plans to go on a long run.I got all ready for my […]

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Marathon Training 11th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 11, 2016

As with my other Thursdays, today was my lazy day for the week.I had meetings that I had to do in the morning which made it harder plus I am getting so tired at the moment that I can hardly stand up so I’m feeling like it is not the best time to be training.Usually […]

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Marathon Training 10th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 10, 2016

I had a tempo run to do today which is a challenge with my tendonitis at its worst.It was a bit like torture today, not only was there a bitter wind and I knew I was going have to run at a slightly faster pace but my sleep has been so bad with the pain in […]

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Marathon Training 9th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 9, 2016

My tendonitis is starting to get a bit annoying now.The worst bit about it is the fact it keeps me up or wakes me up in the night. It is making me feel a bit exhausted and meaning I am drifting off during my deep relaxation practice.Today I did a short 5km run at an […]

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Marathon Training 8th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 8, 2016

I’m really looking forward to running again. It has done me the world of good to have a bit of a break, not just physically but also mentally.My app said I should be doing a 13km run but I thought that might be pushing it, partly because I am still not sleeping right and my […]

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Marathon Training 7th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 7, 2016

I had another night where I was woken up in really bad pain and now I’m starting to get worried.After doing some reading and mediation I decided to do a bit of yoga, even though today had meant to be a complete rest day. I was so glad I did as this helped to stretch […]

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Marathon Training 6th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 6, 2016

I am in severe pain today!I woke up at about 2am and the pain in my shoulder was so intense. I was lying on my left side and when I went to move my right are it had virtually seized up. As I tried to move to relieve the pain I had to go through an […]

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Marathon Training 5th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 5, 2016

I was not running in the rain today!I did not realise it was raining when I left the house this morning but as soon as I felt the rain I thought “No Way”. I immediately went back inside and got my stuff for the gym.It was actually a weird experience running in the gym. I […]

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