Category Archives: Hills

If at first you don’t succeed…

Today was our second long walk weekend. We took a day off work for it (another 4 day week)… And luckily for us, out of no where, it was a scorcher! 12’C, sunny and clear. A great day for a … Continue reading

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West Highland Way in 3 days!

 In May 2013, we’re walking the 96miles that is the West Highland Way (again)!  We did it in 5 days in April 2012 (and it was a dawdle for us – apart from my very sore feet!!), so this year we’ve decided to … Continue reading

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Hey you, Zombie on a treadmill

I absolutely HATE seeing people on the treadmill – holding on….I rarely run on treadmills, but know there’s a time and a place for them. I find people holding onto treadmills so annoying, so I thought I’d write this… 🙂 … Continue reading

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50 Peaks up Glen Douglas

Remember remember the 5th November. It was the day me and my good running bud Jackie went adventurising in the amazing Scottish countryside. Jackie found a good route from Inverbeg on the West shores of Loch Lomond: walk around 3 … Continue reading

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Strength training (not cardio) is the real fat burner

We’ve all been there at some point. You need to lose some weight. For some people, they end up opting for the cardio as their primary means to burn fat. However if you’re not including some form of strength training … Continue reading

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My hill running tips helped! :-)

A few days before the Glasgow Women’s 10k I was getting a few searches going to my blog about the hills in Pollok Park. So I decided to write this post to help anyone who was worried about the hills … Continue reading

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Downhill Running

Following my post on Up Hill Running Tips… I thought I’d write a bit about another kind of running:  Downhill running! Running downhill can be tricky… there’s a fine line between holding yourself back, letting yourself go (and perhaps falling flat … Continue reading

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Up Hill Running Tips

RUNNING UP HILLS There’s a lot to be said about running up hills.The main thing is that it beings a third dimension to your training: elevation. There’s something very satisfying about cresting a hill and looking back on what you … Continue reading

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Wk1 – 40 minutes of hills then Bodypump Express

I had a rather optimistic 7 miles of hills planned this morning, but I arranged to run with Jackie before her body pump class, and as it was the first hill session of the year, I decided it would be … Continue reading

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Wk30 – 5.55k of 3 x 5 hills then Insanity Day 11

Wednesday night and it was hill reps followed by Insanity Day 11: Cardio Power and Resistance. After the pressure I had put on myself to run a fast 10k on Wednesday, I thought hill reps would be a great idea to … Continue reading

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