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Lorna’s adventures

Boston Marathon: An amazing experience

Having trained really hard for Boston Marathon I really believed my training would allow for me to beat my personal best from 2014 of 3:27 – unfortunately the weather had a different view.

We started race day early and the hotel really got behind it by providing an early breakfast. We were told to make sure […]

7 tips for the marathon taper

I have hit my favourite time of marathon training – the taper. And given I work for House of Running I am also surrounded by others who are just two or three weeks away from their marathons. Personally I am quite shattered so it is important I do this well.

What is the taper and […]

My Own Encounter with Pain Psychology

I have a real interest in the psychology of pain and have written a couple of blogs about it (check them out here and here). Last week I had my own brush with pain psychology that I want to share with you.

At the time I was 6 weeks out from running the Boston marathon and […]

Toploper! Me?!? Schoorl Half Marathon

It wasn’t my intention to write a specific blog on the Schoorl Half marathon. However, I was so pleased about how it went that I thought it deserved its own spot in my blog.

This race was planned in the agenda quite a few months ago. Because I had only done a few weeks of […]

Boston Marathon Training Update

Earlier this month Boston Marathon were showing on Facebook and Instagram that they had already painted the finish line. At the moment I don’t feel the finish line is quite in sight. But training is definitely going well and has included a cross country.

As the year changed to 2017 my training took a turn […]

MAF Training for Boston Marathon

After having made a video of my session with a Sports Psychologist I thought it would also be interesting to interview my triathlon coach Matt Warnock to share the type of training I have done in the first 3 months of training for Boston Marathon.

It is called MAF training – that stands for Metabolic Aerobic […]

Boston Marathon – Sports Psychology

As some of you may know, I am going to be running the Boston marathon (read here for more information). As a Personal Trainer I know the importance of training and having a plan to run it. The psychology is also part of the preparation. I am fortunate to be friends with a Sports Psychologist, […]

Hills in Amsterdam – A training challenge

Training for hills in a flat city
On the 1st of November I started my training for the Boston Marathon.

And the biggest challenge is: how to train for a hilly course in a completely flat city?

Here are some of the training tools we (my coach and I) have come up with that are going to help […]

Boston Marathon – I’m in

Boston Marathon – I’m in
A few weeks ago I got my confirmation that I had been accepted for the Boston Marathon and last week we booked the flights and hotel. So it is really happening.

On telling people that I am going to be running Boston Marathon I have had two responses. The first is […]

Biomechanics Coaching Classes

Get more out of your running when you are not running

A programme for runners that want to get the most out of their running.

 

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“With less pain and worries, running definitely gets more fun” – Joost
“my shin pain went away, and hasn’t come back” – Tamara
5 reasons to join

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