All posts in "Marathon 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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