About the author

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.


Marathon Training 4th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 4, 2016

Today is a no running day.As it turned out it was a no yoga day as well, just because of my working schedule really.About once a fortnight I teach yoga to a college football team, a large group of 16-18 year old boys that pretty much take all my energy for the day. I love […]


Marathon Training 3rd February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 3, 2016

Tired is not the word this morning! I know I gave myself an extra 30 minutes in the morning but with the late night it really was not enough.One of the weird things is that my body is in such a routine of when it goes to sleep and gets up that if I disrupt […]


Marathon Training 2nd February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 2, 2016

I am definitely getting back into the swing of things!Today was supposed to be a light day with just a 3.70km easy run and today I made it easy. I decided to implement what I was discussing in my post yesterday and running to my body and not to a pace.I have to say this […]


Marathon Training 1st Feb 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 1, 2016

I cannot think of anything worse than training for the marathon today.I did not sleep that well last night and this morning I just did not want to run, everything in my mind and body was telling me it was not a good idea but I was sticking to my training schedule no matter what!The […]


Marathon Training 31st January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 31, 2016

I don’t really want to share today with you but I promised full disclosure so here goes!I knew I was totally resting today, no running, no yoga (apart from my bedtime routine) and a total eat what I want day so I really did not worry about anything.Be warned you will see what I’m like […]


Marathon Training 30th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 30, 2016

So today was the day of the long run. I did say it was going to be 20km but when I woke up I decided I might as well just do half marathon distance and see if could make it to 21km.I made it out to start my run at about 6:40am and right from […]


Marathon Training 29th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 29, 2016

I am definitely back on track today and it feels great!When I woke up I still had some residual tiredness but as I knew I was only running 3.50km today I was able to stick to going out, despite the wind. I decided to up the pace slightly, not a significant amount but enough to […]


Marathon Training 28th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 28, 2016

So today was a complete blow out in terms of training.I woke up this morning and just felt so tired and just before I went to be I noticed the muscle sin my legs starting to hurt so I thought I needed to rest.I used a home massage device to massage my tired muscles and […]


Marathon Training 27th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 27, 2016

Ahhh, the London Marathon is feeling like it is coming round so quickly and I have no idea how I am going to get my training in and raise all the money I need to do.Today has definitely been a hard day on my journey. After my evening I felt slightly tired this morning. It […]


Marathon Training 26th January 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / January 26, 2016

Today is a rest day!This should be pleasing news but the reality is that I have go so used to running I don’t quite feel myself if I have not been for a run. I’m thinking this is something I will need to get used to.I still went through my usual routine of oil pulling, […]

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