Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wk34 – 6k run then ‘it’s all about the POWER y’all!’

Wednesday night and I went straight to the gym to meet Fit Girl after work. I usually run outside but I decided on a nice easy treadmill run instead. I set the treadmill at 12kph for 2km, but wasn’t really … Continue reading

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Outfit for Chicago Half Marathon?

Red white and blue on front…. blue and white saltire on the back?  I think it might just work. 😉

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Taper before the half and Chicago

This photo says it all: This week I’ve not many concrete training plans: Insanity three times, spinfit, run a few times, waiting for Sunday when the 10k starts at 9:30 (and the half at 11am).  Then it’ll be off to … Continue reading

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Wk34 – Double Spinfit

Tuesday night was double spinfit. Our usual instructor Helen who has been off injured with torn ligaments in her foot (7 weeks ago) turned up to say hi. We’re really missing her, she’s a great instructor. It was nice to … Continue reading

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It worked! I got into the Chicago Half Marathon!

This morning I got some good news… I got an email reply from the Chicago Half Marathon people.  At the weekend I emailed them to ask if it would be possible for them to let me run the race with … Continue reading

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Wk34 – Insanity Day 22 – Plyometric Cardio Circuits

A lazy bank holiday Monday and we had a lovely nice long lie in…. brilliant.  Then we got up and did Insanity Day 22 Plyometric Cardio Circuits in the flat.  The hall is just about big enough for two people … Continue reading

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Apple, orange and Shreddie muffins

I made some muffins the other night. The recipe was in this months Runners World magazine and the main fruit ingredient is a Pink Lady apple (my favourite!). So I decided to make them. Runners world call them ‘fat fighting … Continue reading

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If you don’t ask you don’t get…

When I’m in Chicago the Chicago Half Marathon is on… (Sunday 11th September). I looked into it and it’s about $100 to enter (about £60).  Whilst I would love to run an event in another country, I don’t think I … Continue reading

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The only indoor running track in a Chicago Hotel

I found this quite funny when I came across it.  When we visit Chicago in about 8 days time we are staying at the Hilton hotel just off Grant Park.  We found this out last night: Our hotel has the … Continue reading

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Wk33 – 8M speedwork then Insanity Day 21

Saturday morning and I’d planned to do an hour of speedwork and I was looking forward to it. 5 minutes warm up; then 10 x 3 mins fast, 2 mins recovery; then 5 mins cool down. I went to Bellahouston … Continue reading

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