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Caroline Geoghegan

Caroline Geoghegan (aka Run With Caroline) helps people become faster and stronger runners. She started her blog in 2018 to share her passion for running. Caroline is a UK Athletics qualified Run Leader and Run Coach and NASM qualified Personal Trainer.

How long is a half marathon? Half marathon training plans + 7 tips for race success

The half marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the world. You may be wondering: “How long is a half marathon?” A half marathon is exactly half the distance of a marathon at 13.1 miles. For many runners, this is a major milestone in their running journey.  It’s a good distance to …

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7 of the best running workouts to build endurance, strength and speed 

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s accessible and simple to start running – all you really need is motivation and some gear and off you go. Whether you’ve been running for a few months or a few years, the time normally comes when you want to learn how to …

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How many miles is a 10k? 10k training plan for your first 10k race

The 10k is one of the most popular running distances along with the 5k. It attracts high levels of participation across the globe. Its popularity lies in the fact that the 10k distance is long enough to represent a challenge, but short enough to remain accessible to a beginner runner. If you’re training for your …

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Running VO2 Max charts: What is good VO2 Max for my age and gender?

There are many ways to track your fitness levels, from heart rate to calories burned to steps walked to miles run. Many of these fitness markers can be tracked and measured using a GPS running watch or running app.  However, there’s one fitness marker that cannot be measured using your watch or a running app: …

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Carb loading for runners: Foods to eat and mistakes to avoid

For many runners, carb loading is done the week before a long-distance run or race. Carb loading for runners is a well-known race strategy to help you perform better on race day.  You may have heard of the term ‘carb loading’ in the running community. For many long distance runners, it’s a rite of passage …

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What is Fartlek training? 11 Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages

You may have heard of the term Fartlek training in the running community. Whilst there are many Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages, many runners agree that it’s a form of speed training that helps you become a faster runner. Many runners enjoy Fartlek training because it offers an unstructured form of speed training, in that …

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11 symptoms of overtraining when running: How to overcome running fatigue

When your body is put under too much stress, or when you don’t allow enough time to recover between runs, it can start to show signs of fatigue.  Tiredness and fatigue can lead to reduced performance in the long term. So how do you spot the symptoms of overtraining when running? Are there any symptoms? …

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9 of the best bodyweight exercises for runners

One of the best ways to avoid those common running injuries like runner’s knee and shin splints is to perform strength exercises as part of your training routine. If you’re new to strength training, then doing bodyweight exercises is a great place to start. In this guide, I’d like to share some of the best …

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What do I need on race day? The ultimate running race day checklist

When you train for your first half marathon for months and months, it can be a challenge to know what to bring on race day. This is where a running race day checklist comes in very handy! With all the excitement, fear and nerves, it can be easy to forget to take essential items with …

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Strength workouts for runners: 30 day workout challenge for runners

A home workout is a great alternative to an outdoors run or a gym workout, especially if the weather isn’t looking that great, or you’re having to isolate yourself at home. This is where a 30 day workout challenge for runners comes in handy. Home workouts are so versatile because they can be done at …

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