Category Archives: running

Maximum heart rate

When I’m training on the treadmill I occasionally grab the sensors to see what my heart rate is.  Having done this quite a few times over the months and years I can pretty much predict what it’s going to be … Continue reading

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My erratic training

Remember I’m following a training programme for the MK Marathon?  Well things went a bit awry last week but not disastrously. On Thursday I was meant to do 70 minutes at marathon pace (they suggest a 9 minute per mile pace) … Continue reading

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Longing for those longer days

Early morning bike ride in Cumbria At breakfast time we were talking about the winter and how we had noticed the days were now starting to get a little bit longer.  That is really encouraging and it won’t be long … Continue reading

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A little bit of interval training

Just so you know, I’m following the intermediate training programme for the 2012 MK Marathon which is helpfully on their website.  Although I’ve only been doing it for a week or so, I’m enjoying it as it brings variety to my running … Continue reading

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Slobusfaticus again

I went to the gym again last night and the Slobusfaticus was there.  Perhaps he’s been reading my Ramblings as  he was drying himself with a towel instead of using a hairdryer.  Mind you, probably the safest thing to do … Continue reading

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How often, how far, how fast?

How often should I cycle?  How far do I need to cycle to stay fit?  How fast should I cycle?  All good questions for anyone taking up cycling but today’s question is how often should I cycle [to stay fit]? … Continue reading

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Yew Clothing

Hey why not take a look at the Yew Clothing website: http://www.yewclothing.com/about-us/who-are-yew/ I was having a flick through an old copy of the Jan / Feb 2010 Ethical Consumer magazine to try and find something about running shoes (which I … Continue reading

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Sunday; a day of rest

Sunday, today, a day of rest for me. My normal routine is NO work and to reflect on God, what we can learn today, reflect on blessings and take part in things at church.  A nice opportunity to catch up … Continue reading

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Recovery

I was toying with calling this post “Injury update 3” but I’m feeling a lot more positive than that. Not deterred by my unsuccessful attempt to buy some new running shoes from Arosports after work on Friday, I went for … Continue reading

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Injured – withdrawal symptoms kicking in already!

The photo doesn’t really show the bruising very well but let me assure you it flippin’ hurts! This morning I went for a shortish run prior to a bike ride this afternoon.  While I was out I took a tumble … Continue reading

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Which challenge? Run or Cycle?

My faithful Dawes Galaxy at Silverstone I have in mind a challenge for next year.  Saying that is the easy bit, making my mind up is the difficult part.  I want a challenge, perhaps a running challenge – which I’ll … Continue reading

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