Monthly Archives: January 2011

18 mile long run plan

Back to running long runs this weekend… I’m thinking I’d like to do another out and back route.  18 miles is the aim for Saturday – so 9 miles out, and back.  I’m going to run from Bella, into Pollock … Continue reading

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Jackie – I salute you!

I noticed the other week how a person in my life has become a very influential person in helping me to progress with my running from only being able to run 20 minutes non stop, then up to 5ks, 10ks, … Continue reading

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Wk4 – 4M Clyde Bridges run

Sunday morning. 3’C. It has been raining, but it’s off now. It was pretty cold when we went out but it soon warmed up. A nice easy run for a Sunday morning. We ran from Paisley Road, west along the … Continue reading

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Rest & Recovery week (4)

After a nice recovery week (week 4 of training)… I’m looking forward to next week.  This week I did 3 runs: 4.3 miles, 6.2 miles and 5 miles.  All of them in the morning before work. I swam 2,500m on Monday … Continue reading

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Wk4 – 5M Queens Park easy

Friday morning, my last run of the week was to be an easy 5 mile run.  I decided I’d do the run I do up around Queens Park.  I usually try to run it fast, so I thought it would … Continue reading

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Wk4 – 10k Time Trial

Wednesday morning it was either going to be a slow 5 miles to replace the one I was meant to be doing at the weekend…or a fast 10k time trial. I put the vote out on facebook and two people … Continue reading

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Wk4 – Tuesday night spin

Did my usual double spin session with Helen tonight. She really gets you motivated and gets you to enjoy what us a really hard 90 mins on a spin bike. There were 2 new bikes tonight, at last. And hopefully … Continue reading

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Blurred Vision

After I ran the marathon distance in November I noticed something rather alarming when driving back from Loch Lomond.  My eyesight had diminished so that everything was pretty blurry.  I could see, and I could drive, but things weren’t as … Continue reading

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Long Runs

I was readnig The Competitive Runner’s Handbook to get some tips and ideas on how to best train for my marathon.  I had concerns that by running with others you were limiting your chance to go at the pace you want … Continue reading

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Wk4 – Swim Session 11

With my Timex heart rate monitor that I use for swimming with out of action, I decided I would try swim session 11.  But just time the whole session instead of doing the splits and heart rate recording. Swim Session … Continue reading

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