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Instructions for runners in a heatwave

The heatwave in London drips on, smothering everything in its moist, muggy embrace. All you want to do is lie on cool sheets next to an electric fan, being fed frozen grapes and elderflower gin and tonics, glass clinking with a symphony of ice cubes. Unfortunately, your training plan doesn't really care whether it's 10 …

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The Road to Chicago

10 weeks from now and four thousand miles away, I will be shivering in the cold dawn light alongside 45,000 other runners at the start of the Chicago marathon, preparing to spend hours pounding the flat city streets for a shiny piece of hardware, an inflated sense of self, and enough Instagram content to last …

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The pros and cons of training for a marathon

What have the four months of preparing body and mind for a marathon taught me? What has my personal journey - from a person who runs quite a lot to a person who runs quite a lot over slightly further distances - revealed to me, in wisdom, sacred insight and understanding? Loads, actually - and I'm here to share …

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