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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 Part 2

Marathon training Diary Part 2

Marathon training, what exactly are you doing? Well, & sorry to those completely uninterested, but I wanted to give more information about my exercises and marathon training routine. Hopefully, this can be useful for any middle-aged people interested in marathon training or just regular exercise. As I said previously I’m not following anyone else’s training routines but am putting my own together to suit my fitness level, age and ability. So far, having completed four 5 km runs, I’ve upped…

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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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The Istanbul Marathon

The Istanbul Marathon

The Istanbul Marathon has been run every year since 1979. It is the only marathon in the world that is run over two continents. The route begins on The Asian side of Istanbul and crosses the Bosphorus Bridge. It is one of the most stunning marathons in the world with (literally) breathtaking views across the city. The route passes many incredible sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. Much of the route runs along parallel to the…

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