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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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