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The power of positive thinking?

So. The thing is. I really, really hate long runs. This is my third tilt at the marathon and it's just a fact that anything over 22 kilometres is the equivalent of going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled. Necessary, sure, but inconvenient and really quite painful. It feels kind of shameful as a …

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Race Report: The London Marathon

The London Marathon is often referred to as the greatest marathon in the world. And while I suspect this phrase most often emerges from the mouths of house-proud Brits, or polite East African winners talking to the BBC, I can say that as a Londoner, there's no better way to kick off your career as an amateur marathoner. …

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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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