Category Archives: My Training

Building back into it plan Winter 2014

So, after the bump, and the rather challenging start to the week I’ve had, I’ve decided to take some time out from training – a week to be precise.  A chance for me to settle down and get plenty of sleep … Continue reading

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13 week marathon training plan

On the 5th May 2014, I’m running the Belfast Marathon.  🙂 With 13 weeks to go, I’ve got the following training plan together: A mixture of running, swimming, strength and rest along with a few trips with work… I’m planning … Continue reading

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Wk14 Summary – Wk15 Training Plan

Last week I got quite a few runs done … but probably had more rest days than not … although I’m not sure if you can classify decorating as rest? I ran twice on Tuesday – 12 miles all together, had … Continue reading

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16M Glasgow Marathon Route

Here’s the 16 mile route I’m planning this weekend… it will cover 16 miles mostly over the north of the city: 16M Glasgow Marathon Route   If you want to know more about my training for my Glasgow Marathon see … Continue reading

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Wk4 Training Summary

Week 4 of 2013 and I was back to normal after New Year and the Norovirus early on in January. I took a rest day on Monday, then did 4-5 runs, two strength sessions and a metafit workout. I did … Continue reading

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Wk2 – 10.25M Glasgow Marathon Training

Saturday morning and it was a chilly 2’C outside, bit clear and not raining. This was to be my first long run on the Glasgow Marathon route. I wanted to take it nice and easy and practice trying to run … Continue reading

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12 week Marathon Training Plan (sneak preview)

As I’ve already mentioned, I’m planning on training for a marathon this Spring. I aim to include around 465 miles of running over 13 weeks, and compliment my running with strength work, rest and plenty of good food, water (nutrition) … Continue reading

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Wk50 – 13.1M Half Marathon PB

I fancied doing a wee half marathon run on my own this weekend. I’ve spent the majority of my runs with others this year, either running with friends, coaching or pacing at events. Apart from the D33 in March I … Continue reading

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Exercising whilst fasted

At the end of August 2012 I began experimenting with Intermittent Fasting.  Firstly, one day a week, without exercise (for 10 weeks), and now I’ve moved onto 2 days a week with exercise (see more here for the duration of … Continue reading

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Feedback on the Bellahouston Refurb

Last week, the Bellahouston gym was closed for 9 days whilst it was being done up – the reported benefits included: Full refresh Replacement of old equipment Additional free weights (including dumbbells up to 50kg, a barbell rack and 4 … Continue reading

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