Monthly Archives: November 2010

Marathon hangover…

So… 24 hours have passed… I had a bit of a restless night… a little dehydrated and my hips were sore as anything – I couldn’t get comfy to sleep.   I’m walking like a cowboy too. lol. I think … Continue reading

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I did it. 3:38:34 !

I probably should have written this right after doing the marathon distance … but I was busy trying to make sure I ate and did all the usual things to make sure I recovered! All of my clothes were set … Continue reading

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I’m ready for it…

9 weeks into my attempt at training for the marathon distance and I’ve decided I’m ready for it. I’ve been building up my miles each week/weekend… 12 miles, 14, 16, 18.5, 22 and now I think its time for me … Continue reading

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Wk46 – 4M run around Clyde Bridges

Wednesday night we went out for our usual run around the Clyde Bridges.  It was dark as usual, but the weather was worse than last week… windy and cold.  I’d worn the right stuff though, running tights, a warm under … Continue reading

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Weight and Body Fat reducing…

I’m pleased to say that my body fat is the lowest it’s been in years.  At 22.1% (measured by my scales at home)… it’s within normal and ideal levels (21% – 33% – ideal 21% – 24%) and has been reducing … Continue reading

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Nearly half of UK population taking no exercise?

I stumbled across this article… which details research by Scottish Widows that states that ‘on average, people spend just 108 minutes exercising a week’… and that ‘just under half of the population abstains for any form of exercise (45%)’.  ‘Those that … Continue reading

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Wk46 – 5.03M treadmill tempo run

I managed to get up a bit earlier this morning to go to the gym and I was on the treadmill for 6:45.  I was thinking I’d do between 5 and 6 miles, but ended up doing 5 as I … Continue reading

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Wk46 – Swim Session 9

The last time I was meant to do swim session 9….I had just been told that the open water 1 mile swim was cancelled…so after a lot of trying to swim train… I took a break from swimming.  So I … Continue reading

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Wk46 – early morning 4.3M run

Monday morning I was out my bed for just after 6:20.  I planned to go to the gym and try out my new trainers on the treadmill.  I forgot to say… I bought the Saucony Paramount 3’s yesterday.  They’re ace! … Continue reading

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Progress…

I got some progress with swimming then… 1 mile Time Trials: Time & time per 25m. 2 August 2010: 29:06 = 26.2 secs 17 August 2010: 27:57 = 27.6 secs 11 October 2010: 29:06 = 27.2 secs 13 November 2010: … Continue reading

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