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How to have a positive marathon mindset

You’ve done all the training. You’ve banked a huge number of miles and physically you are totally ready for your marathon challenge. The hard part is over right? Unfortunately many of us have been undone at the last minute by not getting our marathon psychology right. Marathons take both physical and mental toughness to complete. It is very easy to set out in a negative frame of mind, nervous and not believing on ourselves and expecting to fail. How your race goes mentally is your choice. You can choose to believe it will go well. You can choose to believe that you can do it. Shut out those internal voices that tell you that you can’t. You absolutely can – it’s [...]

Top Tips for London Marathon First Timers

2017 will mark my third London Marathon and my ninth overall. The London marathon is a super special event – one of the biggest in the world with an unrivalled atmosphere. You will be sure to read plenty of tips about the event itself from the excellent brochure for runners and from word of mouth but here are some of the tips that only someone who has run it a few times can pass on. 1) Be prepared to get emotional There are thousands of people running the marathon for a wealth of different great causes, many of which are usually particularly personal to the runner. [...]
Sorted by Dr Juliet McGrattan Run Mummy Run

Sorted – The Active Woman’s Guide to Health Review

We all have those running related questions that we feel slightly embarrassed to ask about at running club, or amongst friends.   You know, the ones that sometimes we're even too bashful to Google, just in case they show up on our history! We don’t want to bother a doctor because they seem far too trivial to bring up unless also accompanied by the plague, but the nagging uncertainty is still there. Should I run or cross train? Should I race or defer? Should I call an ambulance or just run to the hospital? One of the reasons we love Run Mummy Run is because it’s like a life-line for all of our running questions - "Should x happen after a 10 mile run?" and [...]
Tips for beginner trail runners

Six ways to take your trail running to the next level

Take it to the next level (or hill!) 1. Gear: You’re going to need the good stuff to take your trail running to the hills and mountains of the UK. The nature of trail running in the mountains means that you’ll be exposed to the elements for longer periods of time, you’ll be working hard physically burning a lot of calories and energy, and you’ll be in lighter weight gear which therefore needs to be of good quality for it to do the job properly! Here’s a link to my “top 5 bits of kit for mountain running” blog that [...]