All posts in "Marathon Training"

Virgin Money London Marathon – 1 Day to Go!

By Mercedes Aspland / April 23, 2016

So I have made it this far and only have 1 day until the big event. I am more scared about this then I think I have been about anything in my life. My head does not seem to believe it is possible to complete all 42km and I feel like major panic is setting […]


Marathon Training Update

By Mercedes Aspland / April 12, 2016

I stopped my daily posts because, put simple, they were boring….. for you and for me!It is not that I did not want to keep you updated but life got in the way and so much has happened to me recently that I just did not know what to tell you and I have definitely […]


Marathon Training 22nd February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 22, 2016

The day after my long run and I can tell you it is not a good feeling.The more training I do the longer my recovery time seems to be and rather than feeling just a little bit tired I am feeling totally exhausted and a bit like I am living in a fog.It is at […]


Marathon Training 21st February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 21, 2016

So today was the long run day and I had a set back before it even began. When I went to bed last night I was so anxious about sleeping that it actually made it hard for me to get to sleep.When I woke up this morning I did not feel that bad but found […]


Marathon Training 20th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 20, 2016

I stayed in bed a bit longer today as it is another rest day. Considering I still woke up in the night I am not feeling too bad.I suppose that is partly because I spent so much time in bed, plus the time I spent awake was definitely less than it has been as the […]


Marathon Training 19th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 19, 2016

It is a day off today and I am so tired I can hardly handle it.The tendonitis in my shoulder is causing me so much pain and the worst thing is the pain wakes me up in the night. I then find it impossible to get back t sleep and the sleep I do get […]


Marathon Training 18th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 18, 2016

Today was a running day today and I did that in the gym, 45 minutes of a mixture of easy and tempo running.I followed that up by a good hour of yoga in the gym before getting myself ready. It felt good to have a day for training but it did leave me feeling absolutely […]


Marathon Training 17th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 17, 2016

Today is another day of rest and considering I woke up in excruciating pain at about 2:30am I was glad to stay in bed for a bit longer this morning.As yesterday I skipped my yoga too but still went to the gym for a gentle swim. I have to admit that I was a bit […]


Marathon Training 16th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 16, 2016

After adjusting my training plan yesterday it meant that today was a rest day. Hurray!I had planned to do some yoga, firstly in the morning and then in the afternoon but did not get round to it at all. The problem at the moment is that my energy levels are so low and I am […]


Marathon Training 15th February 2016

By Mercedes Aspland / February 15, 2016

I was back to running today and decided to kick the week off with 11km at easy pace.It seemed to go ok and I followed it up with my regular yoga session and I only had a slight discomfort in my shoulder so was feeling pretty good.The problems came later in the day as I […]

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