Monthly Archives: May 2011

Born to Run – by Christopher McDougall

When I was on holiday recently, I read the following book: Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.  I found it a little hard to get into for the first few chapters, but after a while it got really good.  This … Continue reading

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Mashed Potato, Oat and Honey mix

Ok, so I read somewhere that runners who do Ultra marathons tend to rely on actual food to fuel their runs, instead of just gels and energy drinks (like I have done for training for and completing marathon distances). As … Continue reading

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Listening to my body

So this week was week 1 of training for the Clyde Stride Ultramarathon . I had 4 runs planned: a 4.3 mile steady run, an 8 mile easy run, an 8 mile speed workout and a 20 mile long run along … Continue reading

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The Extra Mile – by Pam Reed

I don’t tend to have the time or inclination to read many books, unless they’re books about training or how to manuals which you can dip in and out of… but as I was going on holiday for a week, … Continue reading

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Wk20 – 9.1M Pollock Park wi Gill

On Wednesday of this week I was meant to do an 8 mile speed workout: 1 mile steady, 1 mile fast, but the 2500m swim on Tuesday night wiped me out. The whole of Wednesday I was knackered and the … Continue reading

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Iliotibial band friction syndrome

My Fit Friend has suffered from an ongoing injury since February 2010… that’s 15 months now! Her IT Band (Illiotibial Band) gave her problems when she was running.  She was running downhill one day and her knee suddenly got very sore … Continue reading

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Clyde Stride 40 mile route

Here is the Clyde Stride 40 mile route I will be running on the 16th July: It follows the course of the River Clyde from the centre of Glasgow through Hamilton, Strathclyde Park and Lanark. It passes the attractions of … Continue reading

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