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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 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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