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The halfway point of my full marathon training happened yesterday, And I celebrated by doing my first official half marathon, and I chose probably the worst one possible, hills hills and guess what? more hills. Was aiming for sub 2hrs but hadn't really done my homework so was probably a bit optimistic, still happy with my effort and result though, chip time came in at 2h 4m 25s walked quite a few times on the bigger inclines and started out a bit fast. Felt I finished strong though. Lessons learned - I need to do more interval and varied training to cope with varying terrain, inclines and declines - I need to work on my pacing so I can maintain a better overall pace with burning out early - I need to stop being lazy and get out more! Next stop Edinburgh. #marathontraining #dundee #aberdeen #run #strava #goingthedistance #parkrun #edinburgh #edinburghmarathon #garioch #gariochhalf #running #gettingfit #gettingfaster #runnersofinstagram #fitness #workout #cardio #training #instarunner #instarun #improving #discomfortzone #igdundee #igscotland #pain

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runner_in_training_26.2. Tonights training was a @thebodycoach core workout and some yoga to tr

Tonights training was a @thebodycoach core workout and some yoga to try and stretch out my legs! Just need to keep pushing forward with my training and take it one day at a time! 😊😊 #marathontraining #runnerintraining #edinburghmarathon #makingbetterchoices #jowickshiitworkout #yogaforrunners #justkeepgoing

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richsolo_runs. Marathon Training -Week 8, Run 1
4 miles - Recovery running
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Marathon Training -Week 8, Run 1 4 miles - Recovery running ° Managed to drag myself out for a short recovery run tonight. It wasn't without a few little aches and pains but still felt strong and great considering yesterday's 13 miles. ° This is the start of an exciting week in my running journey as Saturday is set to be the first meet up of the @brooksrunninguk Run Happy Team. Excited to finally meet my new teammates and see what exciting opportunities to spread the #runhappy message we will get. ° ° ° #runhappy #runhappyteam #brooksrunning #brooksrunninguk #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon #run #running #runningmotivation #runningCommunity #runninginspiration #runnersofinstagram #runner #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #runstagram #igrunner #igrunners #runnersworld

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Throwing it back to this insane bubble waffle I had yesterday @belgorestaurants 😋. My treat for saturdays 18 miles 🏃‍♀️. Still feeling a bit achy today so having a rest day before starting this weeks mileage again! #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon #run #runner #running #train #cardio #train #fit #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessjourney #health #balance #treats #instafood

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forevercosmopolitan. Had a good chinwag today with my coach on my progress so far this trai

Had a good chinwag today with my coach on my progress so far this training cycle (srsly, I’m like a dog that needs constant head patting and reassurance! 👀). I’ve signed up for my local 10km race a week on Sunday - time to leave my comfort zone and prove to myself that I *can* run faster! In other {unrelated} news, our Czech exchange student headed home to Prague today and we’ve loved having her to stay - she’s the sweetest girl. And I coped looking after 4 kids on my own - woohoo! This led my friend to suggest about James and I having a 4th child - er, howboutno?! 😂

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Shaking off a heavy weekend with some intervals #edinburghmarathon #marathontraining

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rebeccalc3. Okay so this whole tapering thing, I’m not that great at it 🤦🏽‍♀️
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Okay so this whole tapering thing, I’m not that great at it 🤦🏽‍♀️ . . . Another 18 miles in the bag pre-nights. I literally won’t be able to break my taper promise this week because of 12 hour night shifts making me nocturnal and removing any ability to run further than 5 miles!! . . . I think it is probably for the best 🙈 . . . 3 weeks to go 🇫🇷 . . . #run #bosh #runner #femalerunner #female #fitterfasterfemale #justkeeprunning #thisgirlcan #thisgirlruns #marathontraining #marathon #parismarathon #Edinburghmarathon #ASICSFrontRunner #reon #chasingsub4 #3weekstogo #tapering #oopsididitagain #accidental #accident #addidaswomen #brooksrunhappyteam #26point2 #nikewomen #nikerunners

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rob.murray11. ‪Good start to the week... 4miles under my belt. If you can please don

‪Good start to the week... 4miles under my belt. If you can please donate to @cancersupportscotland so we can continue to provide much needed support to those with cancer. Visit 👉🏻 http://bit.ly/runrobrun19 #edinburghmarathon #ukrunchat @edinburghmarathonfestival #instagood #training #running #lifewithcancer #spring

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runningmajor. Cheeky little 4 miles tonight showing off the @toughrunneruk Westonbir

Cheeky little 4 miles tonight showing off the @toughrunneruk Westonbirt Duathlon t shirt I earned yesterday ☺️. Went out for a steady first 2 miles, smashed a fast 3rd mile and eased back for an easy last mile . It was great to get out and run in the evening while it was daylight and also the sun was out ! The week is starting right and I have a busy weekend ahead and another event to take part in. Back in the game this week and the final few weeks until the marathon. #thisdadruns #instarunners #nbrg #activesouluk #runningforfun #runningforfitness #edinburghmarathon

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littlefisfurniture. So happy with this!!!! First 5 miles to Embsay reservoir were pretty m

So happy with this!!!! First 5 miles to Embsay reservoir were pretty much all uphill meaning my calves were screaming and I was questioning wether it was sensible to add so much elevation in my first 20 mile run. It seemed to relax my calves tho which were pretty tight so back downhill and into the woods to escape the sun and a steady run along the canal into Gargrave and back. Missed my target by 5 minutes but ill blame the hills for that now and reap the reward when I run leeds half marathon. Hitting 40 is about new targets, bucket lists and pushing myself to new platforms. I hope to achieve a greater awareness for bone cancer, particularly #bonecancerresearchtrust who are paving the way for new treatment research to find a cure for bone cancer. To think this childhood cancer is not given the funding neccesary breaks my heart. #bcrt #untiltheresacure #marathontraining #leedshalfmarathon #edinburghmarathon #26.2 #mondaymotivation #lifeafter40 #40andproud #runningdiary #mybucketlist #pretendingtobearunner #longdistancerunning

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johng_victorius. I actually think this would be warmer than the fuckin thing I’m in jus

I actually think this would be warmer than the fuckin thing I’m in just now 😢😢😂. Canny whack ye olde marathon training.... #icebath #lacticacid #running #training #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon

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Ahh, training and family life! 👩‍👦‍👦🏃🏻‍♀️ ⁣ Both my children are off school for an inset day but one of them is poorly 🤒 (not this one - he’s full of beans!) so all plans I had for getting out together and enjoying the sunshine are off 😕. ⁣ ⁣ I’d love to say that I’m cool with that and am fine just rolling with the punches but I am so NOT great at adapting in these situations and struggle when I’m not being busy and productive - it makes me feel sluggish and impatient, which then makes me feel guilty for feeling that way when I should be focusing on my sick child 🙈😬. ⁣ ⁣ This too shall pass 🤞. ⁣ ⁣ #restday #poorlykids #sendcoffee #clcfitnesssurrey #clcfitness #mumrunsamarathon

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arvindiscrazy. DAY 27. Return ticket to Kingston Bridge please. Thanks.
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What a run

DAY 27. Return ticket to Kingston Bridge please. Thanks. -- What a run. Beautiful day! Felt my chest tighten and got a stitch at about 3km but then slowly went away. Was really comfortable up until the 12km, then turned back and there was a head wind down the river! Although a bit more difficult, I powered through until the end. Sorted. -- #ArvindIsCrazy #emf2019 #EdinburghMarathon #my3rdmarathon #ukrunchat #runr #marathontraining #richmond #twickenham #riverthames #morningrun #kingston #kingstonbridge

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And a sports massage @activeedgesportstherapy 🧘🏻‍♀️

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#medalmonday from the Coventry Half yesterday. Feeling much more positive today, I’ve taken lots out of that race (after the race took lots out of me!). Edinburgh is looming now! . #nomeatathlete #igfitfam #instafitness #runningcommunity #runner #running #runnergirl #thisgirlcanrun #instarun #marathontraining #worldrunners #runlovers #ukrunchat #runnersworld #runnersofinstagram #womensrunning #runninggirl #runlikeagirl #edinburghmarathon #covhalf

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runhappydiary. Via: @em_run_teach_love
Follow us: @em_run_teach_love @runhappydiary
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Via: @em_run_teach_love Follow us: @em_run_teach_love @runhappydiary . . . That.was.fun!! First trail race in 6 months to help me train for the Old Pueblo 50 miler! Honored to take 2nd place female at the Coldwater Rumble 20 miler! First time out at Estrella Mountain Regional Park! Best of all, I was able to see and hang out with so many amazing humans AND tried vegan pizza for the first time! 😋 📸: . . #odlo #nevernotrunning #nrc #biegamdobrze #edinburghmarathon #runeveryday #mamanrunneuse #26point2 #halvemarathon #hillruns #runsteepgethigh #runningpost #runwomen #salomontrailrunning #runnerlife #runningcommunity #longdistancerunning #halbmarathonvorbereitung #suunnistus #injuryrecovery

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richsolo_runs. 🏅Medal Monday🏅
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A week after collecting my third race medal of the

🏅Medal Monday🏅 ° A week after collecting my third race medal of the year comes my 4th, and once again it is for a Half Marathon. ° @eventsatw put on a great event at Lee Valley WWC. It was really well organised and the marshalls were brilliant. This was my first event from these guys and I'll definitely be looking to do more of their events in the future. ° The weather was gorgeous and it only helped make a great day of running with mates an even better one 🌞🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ ° This time last year I was beginning training for Hackney Half, not really believing that I could handle the distance. A year on, the half marathon distance is fast becoming a favourite distance for me. Already looking forward to the next one. ° ° ° ° #medalmonday #halfmarathon #runfestatleevalley #runhappy #runhappyteam #brooksrunning #brooksrunninguk #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon #run #running #runningmotivation #runningCommunity #runninginspiration #runnersofinstagram #runner #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #runstagram #igrunner #igrunners #runnersworld #focusonthefeels

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Just ordered my new shoes. I needed a new training pair to take me through the Edinburgh marathon as I am not getting on with my Nike Pegasus anymore. 🏃‍♀️ Pains me to give up on the Pegasus, as I thoroughly loved all 4 pairs of the 32’s that I owned. The 34’s and 35’s just are not quite right and I find myself avoiding wearing them and putting on old ‘retired’ shoes instead. 🏃‍♀️ Trying Saucony Kinvara 10. They are similar in support to the Nike Pegasus, and, well, just look at them! #dunkindonuts #americarunsondunkin #bostonrunsondunkin #runningfordonuts #runmummyrun #sparkleskirts #rundisneyparis #wineanddinehalf #rundisney #thismumruns #saucony #sauconykinvara #edinburghmarathon #edinburghmarathon2019 #marathontraining #thisgirlcanrun #marathoner

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mare.is.running. W9D7 - I’ve made it to the half way point of my 18 week marathon train

W9D7 - I’ve made it to the half way point of my 18 week marathon training plan. Today was a 6km recovery run from yesterday’s long run. I’ve hit every scheduled workout and have logged 598 km so far in this training cycle. However, I’m not where I was hoping to be at this point. My pace is not where it should be, I’m struggling on run distances that should be easy by now and I’m not seeing the improvements that I anticipated to have seen by this point. I’m always tired, I’m always hungry and I’m super frustrated. BUT I still show up everyday and get my run in or workout done in hopes that my training will “click” soon. I’ve got 9 more weeks to get this sorted. #runnerslife #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon2019 #edinburghmarathon #canadianrunner #rlag #badassladygang #likeagirl #runnersofinstagram #runchat #alwaystired #alwayshungry #frustrated #trusttheprocess

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forevercosmopolitan. Week 3 of training for the Edinburgh Marathon is done and dusted! ✅

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Week 3 of training for the Edinburgh Marathon is done and dusted! ✅ It’s not gone to plan this week (sometimes real life gets in the way, doesn’t it?), but I managed to salvage it somewhat with a run this afternoon that I’m quite proud of. 14 miles steady, with the last two miles at marathon pace (overall average pace 9:33/mi) and although it was a tad windy, it was relatively mild and SUNNY! So I ran in just shorts and a sports bra for the first time this year 🙌🏻 Don’t worry - I’m no exhibitionist! I live in the middle of nowhere and the sheep didn’t seem too offended, so... 🤷🏻‍♀️😋 /// 📷: the aftermath of the Seville Marathon. My friend opted for sensible water, but I’m a classy bird so I bought a litre of lager from the petrol station and cajoled a random Spaniard into opening it with his teeth.

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Fundraising for #teamalzscot #EdinburghMarathon // Of £ 500 target the current amount raised is: £ 717 #JustDoIt // www.justgiving.com/runforalz 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 // Skandinavere kan donere her: http://spleis.no/project/67222 🇳🇴

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Thank goodness for Uber. Needed a “ability to pay by phone” rescue from my long run. Foot sore, body ached, tired. Needed to call it a day... #longrun #runningmum #londonmarathon #edinburghmarathon #marathontraining #fitmum #runners #glasgowrunners #runner #instarunners #runnerscommunity

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Today was death by hills and my legs sure felt the struggle!! I must confess that after one too many on Friday night most of the day yesterday was spent getting progressively more dehydrated so likely wasn’t the best prep for this run 😳 . I knew after only a few minutes in that it would be a challenge to get this done so I took the pace really easy and focussed on what a lovely day it was ☀️ . I’ve definitely started to feel mentally more comfortable with the long runs than I ever was before so that’s something 😊 . Also really proud that I’ve run 26.3 miles total this week, my highest ever! High mileage is a privilege and I feel grateful to be at a stage where I can get this done and remain injury free 🥳 . #runnersofinstagram #marathontraining #run #thisgirlcanrun #thisgirlcan #edinburghmarathon #longrun #sundayrunday #hampsteadheath #running

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Do you ever forget an entire county is made up of hills until you have to run up them? ⛰ I genuinely don’t think the elevation came down as much as it went up! Really enjoyed it though except for mile 12 which never ended, mile 13 flew along....just like last time I done a half! Best part of long runs is being able to eat everything after 🍟 #wicklowgaolbreak2019 #wicklowgaol #wicklow #sundayrunday #halfmarathon #medal #willrunforfood #willrunforbling #hillrunning #runnersofinstagram #edinburghmarathon #marathontraining #longslowrun #thisgirlcanrun #irishfitfam #13miles #allthefood #eddierockets #oreomilkshake

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Windy miles between the showers. Wk10 D4 6 easy #inov8

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HH Sunday Solo - Ridgeway via Upton and Chilton. First run since Thursday, having missed @didcotparkrun due to a hangover (looking at @dashley_runs, @runner.from.the.cronx, @ben.jw.pratt 🍻🍷) Gorgeous morning for a run, and one of the first days with no flippin’ wind! It was amazing. Bumped into @granny.carol.11 on my way. #harwellharriers #runningindidcot #runnersofinstagram #edinburghmarathon #endure24 #chilternwonderland50 #oxfordhalfmarathon #abingdonmarathon #marathontraining #marathon #marafun

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pretty_powerlifter. Many people have already talked about how dominant @steficohen was in

Many people have already talked about how dominant @steficohen was in her lifting. What inspires me the most is how dominant she is in all aspects of her life. Her pursuit of knowledge, her dedication to training, her ability to educate, debate and more. The cherry on top is the insane strength but it was a pleasure to meet her and to observe her around the meet. Oh and @hayden.bowe you're a top lad too! Wish I had got a picture with you too! #prettypowerlifter #🐐

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_jellylegs_. Sore and blistered and a fair bit slower than I expected but overall v

Sore and blistered and a fair bit slower than I expected but overall very pleased to have managed 25k which is the furthest I’ve ever run! #veganrunner #thisgirlcan #girlswhorun #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon

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first262sara. The perfect kind of day 😊 11 miles (should have been 14 but I’m shit

The perfect kind of day 😊 11 miles (should have been 14 but I’m shit at route planning). Otherwise pretty pleased with this run and having a hungover Michael beside me on his bike 🚲 . . . . . . #marathontraining #brooksrunning #run #sundayrun #sundayrunday #edinburghmarathon

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Earned my Ashby 20 hoody😬⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The hills just went on, and on, and on! Plus, a 20 mile race of two laps was psychologically challenging. BUT the support was brilliant and beautiful countryside 🌳 ⁣⁣ Aimed for 3:10-3:15 today so super happy with 3:08 ⌚️ With 9 weeks until a beautifully flat course in Edinburgh, maybe that sub-4 marathon is on the cards 🤔⁣⁣ ⁣ So many races happening today. Well done to everybody who got out there. You’re all ace 🎉⁣ ⁣⁣ #marathontraining #ashby20 #20miles #longrun #raceday #finishline #weekendrun #sundayrunday #edinburghmarathon #marathongirl #runhappy

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Runfest at Lee Valley WWC Half Marathon organised by @eventsatw ° Another Half Marathon in the books (my 5th overall and the fourth of 2019). My first time not chasing a PB though, this run was all about the mileage and encouraging @perbs1977 and Steve. Well done to the lads who both got PBs and to Yogi who smashed the 10k option. ° The course consisted of two laps through stunning wet lands and was made more picturesque by the gorgeous weather. ° Before the race I finally met and chatted to @simonruns about marathon training and the progress we have made. Great seeing you dude! ° Lovely to see @marinasolo_sw and the little lad at the finish line for a congratulatory kiss and a high five. ° Well done to everyone who smashed their training runs and races this weekend. Some brilliantly happy posts out there on the feed 😊 ° ° ° #halfmarathon #runfestatleevalley #runhappy #runhappyteam #brooksrunning #brooksrunninguk #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon #run #running #runningmotivation #runningCommunity #runninginspiration #runnersofinstagram #runner #happyrunner #instarun #instarunner #runstagram #igrunner #igrunners #runnersworld #leevalleywhitewatercentre #activetrainingworld #runfest

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katrinarunsamarathon. Feeling good to have another 15 mile run completed 👊🏼.
5 easy; 5 MP;

Feeling good to have another 15 mile run completed 👊🏼. 5 easy; 5 MP; 5 easy 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️. Happy Sunday 💛. #run #running #runner #runedinburgh #runnersofinstagram #instarunners #runningcommunity #womenrunner #training #marathontraining #edinburghmarathon #PMGCoaching

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