Author Archives: lornpearson

Day 5 off caffeine

I’m now on day 5 off caffeine, and it’s been relatively easy. The times it’s testing is in the morning when I’d habitually have my usual cup of coffee. But it’s ok, I’ve just been having water with breakfast instead. … Continue reading

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My VO2 Max estimate is…

My VO2 Max estimate is… 54! Today after my run, my Garmin 620 recorded a new VO2 max estimate for me. 54! :-)

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No DOMS today

Well, I’m glad to say that after yesterday’s 14 miler (and 5 miles of walking)…I have no DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) to speak much of. I do have slightly tense shoulders, and I did wake up this morning thinking … Continue reading

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Wk15 – 14 sunny running miles

The plan today was for me to run about 8 miles with Fit Girl and about 5 miles on my own. We were going to run to the Women’s 10k route, run the whole route then run home. Then id … Continue reading

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8 + 5.1 miles & caffeine fasting

Tomorrow morning my long run… 8 miles with Fit Girl… most of it on the women’s 10k route… we’ll do it from home instead of from Bella. Then I’ll add on about 5 miles, running with my HR at 150. … Continue reading

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Next week is looking busy!

This week has been a bit of a washout training wise. With three weeks to go to the marathon, work has taken over. And now I have just over 2 weeks to go, and a long weekend off work. :-/Continue reading

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The Taper

Next week I will begin my 2 week taper before my marathon. I’m re reading part of this book: Matt Fitzgerald recommends a 2 week taper if you generally run up to 40 miles a week in your training (like … Continue reading

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VO2 Max 53!

I had a good run in Stornoway this morning, as usual it took 2-3 miles to get into, but once I was going it felt great. I’d sort of planned to run for about 45 mins, but ended up running … Continue reading

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My Marathon strategy

After watching some of the London marathon today, it got me thinking about the marathon I’m doing in just over THREE weeks! So here goes, my strategy for running the Belfast marathon. I’m raising money for the Brightest Star charity … Continue reading

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Wk14 into Wk15

This last week has been good, 3 of my eon runs with others and one coaching run. 38.8 miles in a week, and I got my number and pack for the Belfast marathon the other day too. 197. Today’s long … Continue reading

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