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New York – Round 2?

Over a week ago I’ve got a email newsletter from NYRR with the email subject of ‘ The Virtual Marathon is back ‘ . This is the second year that NYRR offers this option to get into next year’s marathon. They have 500 spots for the virtual race, it’s cost $150, and you’ll need to […]

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Boston

Boston. Where should I start? What should I say? One thing for sure that it will be long. So if you stick around it’s better to get a cup of tea. Let’s start at the beginning. 31st of March – Luke and I were planning the final sightseeing plans for Boston. Everything was perfect. 1st […]

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Tokyo Marathon 2019 – race recap

Wow I can’t believe that race day was already 2 weeks ago. I’m so behind with all of these posts. Sorry. So after an exciting few days in Tokyo which was filled with sightseeing and great food ( will definitely write a post about these later on ), on the Thursday we went to the […]

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20 days till Tokyo but …

In 3 weeks this time probably I already finished the Tokyo marathon. Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of England. So when I’ll start the race on Sunday morning around 9.30am most of the UK will be still asleep or just going to sleep. It’s now less than 2 weeks till we are flying out , […]

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Training summary w/c 28th January

28. January – 3rd February 2019 Another week gone, I really can’t believe how fast these days going. Week 7 of Ironman Bolton training. Week 14 of Tokyo / Boston / London marathon training. Monday: Monday’s are still rest days. I really can’t get myself into thinking to do any kind of workout. Eventually would […]

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Training summary w/c 21st January

21 – 27th January 2019. Wow I can’t believe how fast these days are passing. Probably it helps that I’m way to excited about the Tokyo trip. Week 6 of Ironman Bolton training Week 13 of Tokyo/ Boston/ London marathon training. Monday: As always it was a rest day. I’m starting to like these days. […]

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Training summary w/c 14. January

14 – 20 January 2019. This was my week 5 of Ironman training and Week 12 of Tokyo / Boston marathon training. I can’t believe how fast the weeks going by. Monday: Rest day, favourite day of the week. Done nothing at all this day. Got my recommended 10 000 steps in by 10am at […]

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First race of 2019

Well this was kind of an accidental race. I bet you wondering how is it possible? Let me start at the beginning. Last year when I was training for the Berlin – Chicago marathon, I’ve run an awesome 18 miler training run. Few weeks after that I was supposed to run my 20 miler. Back […]

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You can. End of story.

Wow what a year. I didn’t manage to achieve all my goals this year , but it’s life. Stuff happens , they knock you down but you get up , learn from it , move on and get stronger. Started the year out strong , was planning to run a race every month just to […]

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Training?… When? What for? Why?

I really have no clue what to write about my training sessions. Loads of people keep asking me about it. But I just don’t know what to say. few months ago I tried to write-up weekly training summaries but I just don’t have the time for that. When? Could say I started my training in […]

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Tokyo Marathon – Friendship run registration

Since I missed  out on the 5k run before the New York marathon, I’ve decided that I’m going to be as prepared as I can to be able to register for the other pre marathon Saturday races. The Friendship run in Tokyo is only a 3.5k long fun run. So it’s not the usual 5k […]

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PAWS Chicago – 2018 Chicago

Chicago has a different charity system compared to London and Berlin. They have set fundraising fees if you apply pre lottery or post lottery. Because I knew that I’m totally unlucky with any kind of lottery I’ve decided to bite the bullet and apply for a Charity spot pre-lottery. It meant that I only had […]

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MACS – 2017 London

After getting a big, fat ” No” at the London Marathon’s ballot in October 2016 I’ve decided to try a different tactic. I’ve decided that I’ll run a charity, run for a good cause.  I have to say , me and my family are really lucky, we haven’t been affected by any kind of life […]

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I never been lucky in my life with drawings until …

I was supposed to write this post a few weeks ago but somehow I didn’t manage to do it. I’m part of a fair few running groups on Facebook , some of better than others but all is good to learn and get information. A few weeks ago I came across a post on the […]

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Race day – Chicago Marathon

It’s really important to carbload before a race, so on saturday we decided to have pizza. One of our host suggested that there’s an awesome pizza place near by and we should try it. They make “Detroit” style pizza , which means it’s a square one.  It is a rectangular pizza that has a thick […]

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Chicago Marathon Expo & International 5k run

The marathon expo opened up on the Friday. Luckily we landed in Chicago on Thursday so I was definitely be able to get to the expo first thing. If I can, I go to the expos when they open. They not as busy then, and also there’s a bigger chance to buy all the merchandise […]

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Travelling to Chicago

OMG I can’t believe that the race was over 2 weeks ago. Because our flight was leaving London really early morning, we decided to stay in a hotel by the airport. We woke up nice and early on the 4th of october and were on our way to the Airport. the shuttle bus turned up […]

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Chicago Marathon – How can you track me?

OMG the Chicago Marathon is almost here ! In a week time I’ll be there and I can’t wait. If you’d like to follow me around the course I made a little step by step guide about how to follow me. 1. Download the official app: iPhone   https://itunes.apple.com/…/2018-chicago-marath…/id718145625… Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details… 2. Click on Tracking […]

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Chicago Marathon – It’s Race week – Quick recap of events

OMG I can’t believe that the week is finally here. I also can’t believe that I’ve run Berlin just 2 weeks ago, and in 6 days time I’ll be at the start line of the Chicago Marathon. This past 2 weeks went really well. I think I’ve recovered after Berlin really easily and quickly. It […]

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It’s Race day!

It’s time to summarise my Race day experience, if you’d like to read my Travel journey (click here ) or of you want to hear about our Breakfast run ( click here) then please click onto the links. OMG the day is finally here. I’ve train for this for so long, and so much. I […]

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Berlin Marathon Expo & Saturday activities

After arriving Berlin and checking into our hotel ( you can read all of that here ) we went back to Berlin Central station to make our way to the Expo. I’m part of a few Berlin Marathon training groups on Facebook, and during our train journey I’ve read many horror stories about the Expo. […]

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Our travels to Berlin

A few months ago I’ve already posted our journey details here and here as well. To be honest I wa really nervous about this travel. Mainly because I knew that we need to get to Berlin on Friday because I really wanted tp pick up my race bib on the Friday. I’ve hears horror stories […]

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Berlin Marathon Tracking – How to track me?

Since yesterday they tracking  app is finally available. I really thought that won’t release it till like a day before the race. Chicago already released theirs, and that race is still 4 weeks away. But never mind. A few weeks ago I’ve received my Start Card. I’ll need to take this with me to be […]

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Mi is az a World Marathon Majors? Hogyan lehet jelentkezni?

Miert is futkoraszok a vilag minden reszen? Mi is konkretan a World Marathon Majors? Csak profi elit futok vehetnek reszt rajta? Vagy lelkes amator futok is? Draga? Hogyan tudok jelentkezni a versenyekre? Mi jar azoknak akik teljesitettek a kihivast? Ezek a leggyakoribbi kerdesek amiket kerdeztek tolem. Igy ugy gondolom itt az ideje irni errol egy […]

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My first 18miler (alone)

After last week’s horrible 14 mile run, I really had no idea what to expect from this long run. Last week everything was so good till the mile 13 marker, then something broke inside me. I just sat down, and really started to think why am I doing this to myself? Is this all really […]

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Berlin Marathon – Start list

Only 6 weeks to go till the Berlin Marathon. My training is well under way, and in August I’m upping my miles significantly. Today just had a 14 mile run, and on the 25th of August I’m having my longest run, 20 miles. A few weeks ago I was reading through the official website, and […]

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Week 11 – Berlin to Chicago training

I haven’t written a training summary for a long time. I’m sorry I’m getting really busy. The runs are getting longer, and I’m getting a bit tired as well. But have to say so far it all going well. When I started this training plan I really didn’t know what to expect, if it’s going […]

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Abbot – Everyday Champions ★☆★☆★☆

Yesterday I came across a tweet from Abbott : BREAKING NEWS The all new Six Star System is live! Housing over 2 million results, waiting for you to claim them so you can see all of your #AbbottWMM results in one central hub. Register today! https://t.co/jy2f1j2Iqz#ReachForTheStars pic.twitter.com/4y7TAyu0HX — Abbott WMMajors (@WMMajors) July 25, 2018 I’m […]

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Tokyo flights, trains, hotels, sightseeing

A few months ago I pre-booked some hotels on Booking.com just in case I get into the marathon. All of them was on a “book now pay later ” offer. So I thought even if I don’t manage to get into the race i wont  lose out on money, I just cancel them later on. […]

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I got into TOKYO which also means I’m getting my 6star medal in Boston 2019!!

OMG. I’ve done it, signed up for the Tokyo Marathon  It wasn’t easy, the whole system was really slow, kept freezing and wasn’t straight forward, but I done it. But let’s go back to the beginning. Since last year unsuccessful lottery drawing, I managed to save up the charity + entry fee. I really wanted […]

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Improvements? Week 1 – Week 6

First of all I’d like to apologise that I didn’t write many training posts recently. I had a really busy few weeks, overtime at work, taking on an allotment and spending long hours there and then do my marathon training. I really didn’t have the time and energy to write posts. 😦 I just finished […]

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Protected: I’m going to BOSTON 2019 !!!!!!

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Tokyo Marathon ’19 – Charity – Quick update

Earlier today I came across a new press release from the organisers of the Tokyo Marathon. It’s states that the Charity registration will begin on the 2nd of July 2018. Last year it was sold out within 4 days. So hopefully this year will be the same, so I’ll have plenty of time to sign […]

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Week 3 – Berlin to Chicago training

After feeling great with my Week 1 and Week 2 training , this week turned out to be a disaster. So what was the plan for this week? Monday – 28.05.2018 – 5 miles easy run Tuesday – 29.05.2018 – Cross training Wednesday – 30.05.2018 – Track training Thursday – 31.05.2018 – 4 miles easy run […]

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Week 2 – Berlin to Chicago training

After feeling really positive about my Week 1 training, I was really looking forward to Week 2. I know if I put all the training in, I’ll be able to reach my goals and maybe even more. All this week I’ve tried to go for my runs around mid day – 1pm. I knew if […]

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Week 1 – Berlin to Chicago training

As I said in my previous post, I’ve hired a running coach. If you haven’t read that click HERE to read it now. I was really excited about my training plan, I didn’t really know what to expect, or anything. But everyone I spoke with they highly recommended Denise and her coaching plans. I’ve officially […]

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Berlin to Chicago = I’ve hired a running coach

In the last few months I’ve spent loads and loads of times to decided what to do with my upcoming marathon training plans. It wouldn’t have been that hard if I have to train for once race, but no I need to train for 2 of them . Berlin is on the 16th of September, […]

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My day with Kathrine Switzer

As I was telling you all in my last post I had an awesome big surprise for you. There’s an online running community called ” adidas Runners London “. A few weeks ago they told us that Kathrine Switzer will attend their Saturday Morning Ladies running session. Had to sign up via Facebook and then […]

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London Marathon 2018 – Expo

Have to start with the most important thing, this year I’m not running the London Marathon 😦 Didn’t have any luck on the ballot, and couldn’t afford the charity place again. I really wanting to concentrate my Berlin and Chicago charities this year. So probably now you are wondering why am I writing a blog […]

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Jeffing? Feffing? Effing?

I’m part of a lot of running groups on Facebook. Mainly to get motivation and also to use them to get advice if I needed. They are mainly English groups but there’s 2 Hungarian as well. In the last few weeks I’ve noticed that loads of runners ( mainly in the Hungarian groups) saying it’s […]

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How are we getting to Berlin?

When I’ve got my charity place for the Berlin Marathon I’ve managed to book a really good hotel via booking.com. The hotel is a 3 star hotel and it’s called Astrid am Kurfürstendamm. I’ve tried to book a hotel close to the start/ finish line so we won’t need to travel too much. According to Google […]

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What’s the costs of running the World Marathon Majors ( WMM ) ?

Since I started this journey, loads of people keep asking me how much is it exactly cost to run the races. But lets start with the beginning. If you new to running and have no idea about the majors, let me explain it to you briefly. What is the Abbot World Marathon Majors? The Abbott […]

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Hotel & Flights for Chicago

A few weeks ago when I signed up for the upcoming Chicago Marathon with Team Paws I wasn’t too sure what kind of hotel to book. First of all I’ve tried to book one as close as to the start as possible. But than it turns out they are really expensive, even if I booked […]

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Chicago Marathon 2018 – Application

As I mentioned in my previous post I’m planing to run 2 World Marathon Majors in 2018.  You can read about my Berlin application and acceptance in HERE. The application opened up on the 24th of October 2017 and it was closed on the 30th of November 2017. If you planning to run the race […]

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Berlin Marathon 2018 – Application

My plan is to run all 6 World Marathon Majors by the end of 2019. Completing London and New York this year I’m well on track. My plan is for  2018 to run Berlin and Chicago. This post will be about Berlin and the application process. The lottery application opened up on the 18th of […]

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New York Marathon 2017 – Race Day

When I went  to bed the night before I knew that I will have a really long day in front of me on Sunday, so tried my best to be in my bed by 9pm. Set my alarm for 3.45am, so I’ll have time to dress up, check my gear, have breakfast and make our […]

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New York Marathon ’17 – Opening Ceremony

This blog post will be about my experience as the Hungarian Flag bearer at the New York Marathon’s Opening ceremony. If you want to read about my time at the Expo you can read it on here 🙂 So it’s all started a few months ago, in the summer time I’ve found an application form […]

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New York Marathon ’17 – Expo

After a long journey from London to JFK we finally arrived to New York just after 1pm local time on the 2nd of November. W decided to check into the hotel and drop our bags off before we went to the Expo.  Our hotel was located on the 29th street and the Expo was on […]

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NYC Marathon Tracking

It’s almost race day and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Today I finally managed to check into my flight and selected my seat as well. I’m flying with Virgin Atlantic  ( flight nr. VS 3 ) , leaving Heathrow at 8.50am and should land in JFK at 1pm. Before I selected my seats […]

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NYC Marathon – pacing strategy

A week from today I’ll be already in New York , hotel checked into and if everything goes well collected my race pack. New York will be my second marathon and I’m getting incredibly nervous. I think it’s totally normal but still worrying about the smallest things. It’s my first overseas marathon, how will I […]

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