The cold, dark, and wet mornings are upon us again as we are heading towards winter. I have to admit, that even for me, who considers herself to be very fit, exercising can become a huge challenge at this time of the year. With each day, I am starting to lose the drive to answer the challenge of dragging myself to the gym or outdoors for a run. I am sure I am not alone with this – it is so tempting to stay under the cosy and warm duvet when the alarm clock goes off in the pitch dark room; or opt to…

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I was very much looking forward to doing this race to test out my new training formula: Clean eating and good hydration + reduced and carefully monitored weekly mileage + functional cross training + regular physio prehab routine (stretches and flexibility work, foamrolling, glute strengthening) + good quality recovery =  RACE READY BODY In training for this half marathon, I never went further than 16km – for fear of breaking down last minute and I also did not see the point of running the full distance in training when the last 5km in any races can be run on adrenaline and sheer gut.…

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