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How I got faster at running by not doing very much running….

on November 1, 2013

Good stuff!!!

From Strength to Strength

On Sunday I completed the Great South Run in an incredibly windy Portsmouth in a new personal best time of 1:52:37.

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The full on headwind in the last two miles slowed me down to what felt like a crawl and stole at least a minute per mile off my pace. In the right conditions I know I would have been even quicker.

So, that’s a personal best time set at every distance I’ve raced over this year. And yet I’ve done a lot less running than I did last year and taken part in far fewer races. So what’s made the difference for me?

1) Losing fat and weight. It’s no secret that being lighter makes it easier to run. I am carrying over a stone less weight than I was for most of 2012 and that’s clearly made a difference to my times

2) Strength training. This has been absolutely key. Thanks to finding Julia Buckley’s  The Fat…

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