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Eilish McColgan

Scottish 5000m runner. Double Olympian
Travelling the world to run in circles🌎
European Medalist @asicseurope
Online coaching @teamrunningmadeeasy

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  • Back to my steeplechase days on this evenings run... πŸ™ƒπŸ’¦

Four seasons in one run, meant I ended up wearing one of my oddest outfit choices.. all because the UK weather can't make up it's mind! Started the run in a rain jacket and long sleeve, but after the first mile ditched them for a crop top, leggings and a visor! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ The height of fashion in 2020.. πŸ˜‚ There's never a simple weather day in the Manchester! #fouroutfitsinone
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#prepareforanything #ootd #dubs #rainyday #rain #uk #weather #runhappy #runforlife #runforfun #trailrunner #trailporn #manchester #asics
  • Back to my steeplechase days on this evenings run... πŸ™ƒπŸ’¦

    Four seasons in one run, meant I ended up wearing one of my oddest outfit choices.. all because the UK weather can't make up it's mind! Started the run in a rain jacket and long sleeve, but after the first mile ditched them for a crop top, leggings and a visor! πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ The height of fashion in 2020.. πŸ˜‚ There's never a simple weather day in the Manchester! #fouroutfitsinone
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    #prepareforanything #ootd #dubs #rainyday #rain #uk #weather #runhappy #runforlife #runforfun #trailrunner #trailporn #manchester #asics

  •  0  23  6 hours ago
  • Data is power. Use it wisely. 🧐

Heart rate has been one of our top training tools over the last few years.  I use it for all my easy runs, tempos and on the cross trainer too. πŸ’“ The data is useful for setting the right pace and ensuring that I don't over do things - keeping those hard efforts for my quality session days!

Everyone's values are different but if you track it over several months, it becomes far easier to see what HR zone works best for you and can also be a good indicator that you're overdoing certain days (or maybe not working hard enough!)

In the morning, if my resting HR is elevated it's always a sign that I'm fatigued or coming down sick - so we aim to adapt my training for that day until my values return to norm.πŸ“ˆ Currently I track my resting HR and overnight stats on the Polar Vantage and wear the H10 heart rate, chest strap for my runs.⌚

Do you use Heart Rate?? Any questions - pop them below! ⬇️ #dataispower
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#polar #heartrate #training #allsmiles #runners #instagood #instarun #blonde #sunshine #happyplace #ukrunchat #runnerspace #fitnessmotivation #fitgirls
  • Data is power. Use it wisely. 🧐

    Heart rate has been one of our top training tools over the last few years. I use it for all my easy runs, tempos and on the cross trainer too. πŸ’“ The data is useful for setting the right pace and ensuring that I don't over do things - keeping those hard efforts for my quality session days!

    Everyone's values are different but if you track it over several months, it becomes far easier to see what HR zone works best for you and can also be a good indicator that you're overdoing certain days (or maybe not working hard enough!)

    In the morning, if my resting HR is elevated it's always a sign that I'm fatigued or coming down sick - so we aim to adapt my training for that day until my values return to norm.πŸ“ˆ Currently I track my resting HR and overnight stats on the Polar Vantage and wear the H10 heart rate, chest strap for my runs.⌚

    Do you use Heart Rate?? Any questions - pop them below! ⬇️ #dataispower
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    #polar #heartrate #training #allsmiles #runners #instagood #instarun #blonde #sunshine #happyplace #ukrunchat #runnerspace #fitnessmotivation #fitgirls

  •  0  138  30 June, 2020
  • Instagram vs Reality (swipe ->) πŸ™ƒ It's taken me a few days, but I'm finally recovering from this session... πŸ˜…

I always harp on to the runners we coach about PACING themselves over longer reps. But I forgot my own advice and went tailing off on the first rep like a banshee.. I was ready for my bed at rep 3 and almost attended my own funeral on rep 5 - but somehow managed to muscle it out, finish the session and grab a packet of my new faves - @eatrealsnacks (although it took me about 20mins πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚) Maybe I'll start listening to my own advice from now on.. πŸ™ˆ #deathby2ks
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#inahole #ded #keepitcheezie #eatreal #snacking #foodie #pickmeup #healthyeating #trackdays  #hurtlocker #cleaneating #tasty #recovery
  • Instagram vs Reality (swipe ->) πŸ™ƒ It's taken me a few days, but I'm finally recovering from this session... πŸ˜…

    I always harp on to the runners we coach about PACING themselves over longer reps. But I forgot my own advice and went tailing off on the first rep like a banshee.. I was ready for my bed at rep 3 and almost attended my own funeral on rep 5 - but somehow managed to muscle it out, finish the session and grab a packet of my new faves - @eatrealsnacks (although it took me about 20mins πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚) Maybe I'll start listening to my own advice from now on.. πŸ™ˆ #deathby2ks
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    #inahole #ded #keepitcheezie #eatreal #snacking #foodie #pickmeup #healthyeating #trackdays #hurtlocker #cleaneating #tasty #recovery

  •  0  47  24 June, 2020
  • Happy Olympic Day!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ˜Έ It may not be the 2020 we have all been dreaming of.. But I'm motivated more than ever to try and make my third Olympic Team!
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It's crazy to think that London 2012 was my first ever senior team, EIGHT years ago! (swipe) From the steeplechase to the 5,000m in Rio 2016 - who knows what another year may bring..!? 🀩 #dreambig
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#olympicday #teamgb #tokyo2021 #rio2016 #london2012 #distancerunner #runninggirl #fastgirls #olympics #vibes #instadaily
  • Happy Olympic Day!! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ˜Έ It may not be the 2020 we have all been dreaming of.. But I'm motivated more than ever to try and make my third Olympic Team!
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    It's crazy to think that London 2012 was my first ever senior team, EIGHT years ago! (swipe) From the steeplechase to the 5,000m in Rio 2016 - who knows what another year may bring..!? 🀩 #dreambig
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    #olympicday #teamgb #tokyo2021 #rio2016 #london2012 #distancerunner #runninggirl #fastgirls #olympics #vibes #instadaily

  •  0  47  23 June, 2020
  • 15mile to finish off a great week of training! πŸ˜… The other week, I had to cut my long run because I was absolutely goosed.. honestly felt like my legs had been replaced by an elephant! 🐘

Thankfully with a bit of recovery, I've bounced back well, and this week ended up running faster than I've done before. Added bonus -  looks like the weather gods were listening to me too, because we were blessed with the return of some sunshine! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Œ
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PS. For anyone who'd like to listen to my talk this evening, I'll be hosting a Live talk and Q&A with No Boundaries at 6pm (UK time) It's only Β£1 to register and the link is in my bio! #seeyouthere πŸ‘‹
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#weekend #saturdayspecial #longrun #sunisshining #views #runnergirl #jj #ukrunchat #runners #fun #ponyup #blueskies #manchester #uk
  • 15mile to finish off a great week of training! πŸ˜… The other week, I had to cut my long run because I was absolutely goosed.. honestly felt like my legs had been replaced by an elephant! 🐘

    Thankfully with a bit of recovery, I've bounced back well, and this week ended up running faster than I've done before. Added bonus - looks like the weather gods were listening to me too, because we were blessed with the return of some sunshine! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Œ
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    PS. For anyone who'd like to listen to my talk this evening, I'll be hosting a Live talk and Q&A with No Boundaries at 6pm (UK time) It's only Β£1 to register and the link is in my bio! #seeyouthere πŸ‘‹
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    #weekend #saturdayspecial #longrun #sunisshining #views #runnergirl #jj #ukrunchat #runners #fun #ponyup #blueskies #manchester #uk

  •  0  40  20 June, 2020
  • "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine." πŸŒžπŸ™ƒ
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Over the last two days we've had about a years worth of rain.. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ so here's a throwback to sunnier times in the USA.. Where I didn't have to spend 3 hours detangling my ponytail, or spend a lifetime in the shower trying to warm up again!! SUMMER 2020. WHERE ARE YOU!?!? πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ #rainraingoaway .
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PS can anyone name the location??
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#tbt #summersgone #usa #runhappy #ukrunchat #runnerspace #allweather #uksummer #runnergirl #runnerproblems #jj #throwback #allsmiles
  • "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine." πŸŒžπŸ™ƒ
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    Over the last two days we've had about a years worth of rain.. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ so here's a throwback to sunnier times in the USA.. Where I didn't have to spend 3 hours detangling my ponytail, or spend a lifetime in the shower trying to warm up again!! SUMMER 2020. WHERE ARE YOU!?!? πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ #rainraingoaway .
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    #tbt #summersgone #usa #runhappy #ukrunchat #runnerspace #allweather #uksummer #runnergirl #runnerproblems #jj #throwback #allsmiles

  •  0  58  18 June, 2020
  • Everything feels better with a touch of sunshine.. πŸŒžπŸ‘ Personally I find running so much easier when it's warm and the sun is shining - my mood is better and my muscles feel loose. But I know not everyone feels the same..
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What's your ideal running conditions!? Hot or Cold? πŸ”₯❄️ Comment below ⬇️ #feelinggood #mondaymiles
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#summersback #sunshine #hothothot #werk #summertime #jj #runnergirl #asics #polar #runners #mondaymotivation #newweek #monday #happyrunner
  • Everything feels better with a touch of sunshine.. πŸŒžπŸ‘ Personally I find running so much easier when it's warm and the sun is shining - my mood is better and my muscles feel loose. But I know not everyone feels the same..
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    What's your ideal running conditions!? Hot or Cold? πŸ”₯❄️ Comment below ⬇️ #feelinggood #mondaymiles
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    #summersback #sunshine #hothothot #werk #summertime #jj #runnergirl #asics #polar #runners #mondaymotivation #newweek #monday #happyrunner

  •  0  183  15 June, 2020