“Avoiding Injury and Divorce during Marathon Training”

As we enter into the final stages of training it is worth taking a minute or two to reflect on the things that have enabled you to complete your training – family and your foam roller!

Give thanks to your support network. You will need them again on Tuesday 27th October to get down the stairs again:)


They come in all shapes and sizes, some are long but others are short and stocky. Some even have lumps and bumps. Mine is long and curved from wear and overuse, and my wife cringes when I take it out in the sitting room but my foam roller is an indispensable part of my equipment. I’m training for the Berlin Marathon in September and Michelle (my wife) has already described herself as a “marathon widow”. In fairness to her, the average training week involves 7- 8 hours of running, 2-3 hours of gym work and foam rolling.  Not only does Michelle have to listen to moans and groans in our sitting room as I foam roll, she has to put up with the endless talk of run times, speeds, heart rate zones and chaffing.  But the effort and dedicated hours to training can all be lost so easily due to…

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