Me and Ry

September 11, 2020

Losing Someone To Suicide

I’ve been away for a while now, and it’s due to one life changing day… Wednesday 22nd July… it was just another morning. I hadn’t been out of bed long and was just finishing my coffee. At 7:37 I got a notification on my phone via Facebook that my brother
Running Workouts For Speed
Following on from our last blog post, “How To Run Faster”, today we are going to take a look at some speed workouts that you can utilize to improve your running pace. If you are unsure about what types of runs you should be including in your training, check out
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How To Run Faster

June 26, 2020

How To Run Faster

Introduction “How can I run faster?” is another question that I see asked a lot, especially by newer runners. Once you have the running bug, the next logical step is to try to increase distance or speed; with most opting for speed! There are a number of ways to improve
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Beginner Running Tips

June 19, 2020

Beginner Runner Tips

This is something that I get asked a lot on social media, and also see posted in a lot of beginner runner and fitness groups that I am a part of. People often seem unsure on how to start out running, or what they need to keep in mind. If
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Essential Guide To Supplements
Introduction: Let me first start off by saying that for the vast majority of people, none of these supplements will be a necessity. They may aid you in reaching your goal, but they aren’t the be all and end all. You won’t fail simply by not taking supplements. The word
Stay Home
Introduction: I’m not going to mention the “C” word as there is enough of that on the news and all-over social media. However, with the current lockdown situation, how can we stay positive and make the most of our newly found free time? Try To Maintain Normal Routine: Okay, this
Elite Sports MMA Gloves
Introduction: *Review written by Chris at Couch To Runner* I received a pair of Elite Sports Pro Style MMA Half Mitts for free from Elite Sports in exchange for an honest review of the product. Originally, I was going to test these during my Krav Maga and MMA sessions, however
Disappointed London Marathon Postponed
Ugh, Friday the 13th came with some disappointing, albeit half-expected news. The 2020 London Marathon has been postponed until October 4th. The 40th event was due to take place on April 26th, however it has been pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of me had obviously been waiting
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Warwick Half Marathon Race Number
Introduction: My first event of the year! Was I excited about it? Well, not really! With storm Jorge taking it’s toll, I wasn’t really too optimistic. The weather forecast had predicted a dry day, but with winds of 19 miles per hour.  With all of my focus being on the
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Marathon Training Update
Introduction: With 63 days to go until the London Marathon, I’m starting to feel the pressure! If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you’ll know what a disappointment the Blackpool Marathon was for me last year. If not, here’s a brief summary… I ran my first marathon (London)
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