Monthly Archives: May 2011

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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Wk20 – Swim Session 3 – 2500m

So Tuesday night and I managed to get a swim in, eventually. I ended up leaving work at 1830, and got to Bellahouston at just before 1900. I met a friend after her spin class and chatted for a bit … Continue reading

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Delay tactics… when I should be swimming

I have no idea why this happens… but when I decide that I’m going to go swimming after work… I come up with excuses as to why I’m going to work late (to possibly delay – or avoid – swim training). It’s … Continue reading

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Wk1 Training for 40 mile ultramarathon

So this is the 1st week of training for the 40 mile Clyde Stride 40 mile ultramarathon.  My plan is to run 4 times a week: 2 easy runs (one longer), 1 hard run and one long run (between 15-32 … Continue reading

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Holiday in Portugal!

I’ll try and keep this brief: a wee run down of my holiday to Portugal. Where we stayed 1 week in the sun, we flew out on Saturday the 14th May and came back on 21st May.  We stayed in … Continue reading

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Wk20 – 4.3M Maxwell Park run in the rain

Back to a rainy Monday morning this week.  Watching the weather last night and it was just a torrent of water right across the West coast of Scotland.  I am back from my sunny holidays with a bump! I actually … Continue reading

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Rewards in teaching kids to swim

It’s not often this happens, but when it does happen, it feels good. Makes me feel all warm inside and reminds me why I give up 40 Sundays a year to teach swimming: A nice little thank you letter and … Continue reading

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