September 23, 2017

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Intro to the athlete, MrsDuck

Following on from the series of posts written about the athlete AB, I shall now introduce you to the athlete known as MrsDuck. MrsDuck is an ex-badminton player of a pretty high standard, playing in the A division of her country of birth, Finland. Well, I am married to MrsDuck and I am known as […]

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Racing her first 10k races

After the Copenhagen Marathon, MrsDuck prepared for a race through the streets of Ystad in the South of Sweden, some 60km from Malmo. The Wallanderloppet, is run over a distance of 6km and finishes at the town square. The race is normally held in July, and on this occasion the year was 2010. This article […]

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New surroundings

It has been almost 2 years since my last post. Like I wrote then, our life was doing somersaults. After the somersaults became a spin. It felt like life was tumbling in a spin like a washing machine. Our crazy move (in retrospect) to the unknown has been quite a journey with lots of doubt and […]

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My first Half Marathon experience

The 2014 Gran Canaria Marathon on 26th January, was going to be my first ever half marathon, as well as my first visit to Las Palmas, so it was all rather exciting. I had to go and renew my passport at the consulate in Las Palmas before mid February, so I thought, why not make […]

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Working on the making of the athlete AB

After the 5km time-trial, the week before, we now prepared towards the 10km which would take place on the 20th July in Playa Blanca. This article follows on from – Intro to the athlete AB. I have been given permission to write a warts and all blog about the ups and down of the athlete […]

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Farah loses to Bekele’s tactical nuance

One thing came out of today’s GNR with Paula Radcliffe and her commentary, she is no doubt a great time-trialer but seemed to show she knows nothing about the tactical battles that take place at the top level amongst the men. She kept mentioning that Mo Farah was doing the right thing by not covering […]

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Thoughts behind the programs

This post has been moved from the forums so that we could refer users to this url when asking similar questions. The following questions were originally asked by JamieH: 1. How much science is there behind the spacing of the 5x2k, Long run and 6x1k in the programme, with respect to each-other? They all occur […]

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sub 60 minute schedule added

Incredibly, after being involved in road running since 1982 and performance coaching since 1984, I finally have to admit that I was a touch of an elitist, and considered that everyone should be running sub 60 minutes for 10km. At least, that should be the standard aimed for in your first year of running. I […]

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Progressive Training

Often when discussing the 10k Training Programs, I read and reply to users of the forums who discuss training methods and the want to do other sessions such as hillwork to be incorporated into the schedule or tempo runs. Now whereas all these particular sessions are of value, providing advice and coaching over the internet […]

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Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden – winner of both the Boston and London marathons this week .. hats off to the US family who adopted her .. Long live the Brave Background: Abandoned by her Russian birth parents in an orphanage, McFadden walked on her hands for the first six years of her life before being adopted by […]

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