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The 40th Istanbul Marathon

The 40th Istanbul Marathon

It’s done, 42kms 0r 26.2 miles of The 40th Istanbul Marathon.   Would I do it again? At the moment, the morning after the event, probably not. Would I recommend it to others, looking for a challenge? Definitely! Would I do things differently? Yes, but not a lot. I trained hard over the 4 months leading up to the Istanbul Marathon event, completing 7 half marathons. My longest run, however, was only 26 km.  For anyone taking up the marathon challenge, I would…

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Marathon Training Diary Part 3

Marathon Training Diary Part 3

Nobody said it was easy Part 3 of my marathon training diary. Training for a marathon certainly is not easy! In the last 3 or 4 weeks since my last blog I have been running both on the beach and around Fethiye Harbour below:   I definitely can’t complain about where I’m training. Both locations are beautiful. Its barefoot on the beach or early morning drives to Fethiye. Setting off around the harbour before it’s light. The temperatures are still…

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Marathon Training Diary 1

Marathon Training Diary 1

Part 1 – The world is my gym & the charity stuff So where do I start? I have decided to run the Istanbul Marathon 2018 but now need to work out how to train for it? I’ve looked online at other people’s marathon training diary and think that it is not going to be for me. The problem is that I’m old enough to know my body pretty well by now and long-standing injuries together with being overweight, arthritic…

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