Tag Archives: running

Run Workouts (using your Heart Rate)

Following on from my post about Heart Rate Training, I thought I’d get some Run Workouts together which are based on your Heart Rate Zones. Remembering there are three heart rate training zones, there are 3 or 4 different types … Continue reading

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Blurry vision is here to stay…

I went back to the Opticians today (a different one, referred by my GP) to get my eyes checked.  After my long run a few weeks ago, I generally felt wiped out and blurry vision wasn’t helping things.  I noticed … Continue reading

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Q: Running Long and thoughts on runs

Someone at work asked me a few questions about running today, and I thought I’d answer them on here for her… 🙂 How do you increase the distance you generally run (from 10k)? First of all you need to decide … Continue reading

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Wk4 – 7.45M speedwork

After my abismal attempt at 7 miles of speedwork last Wednesday (- I only managed 2.5 miles before stopping the treadmill), I thought I would try a different approach.  Here was the plan before last nights run: Run outside, and not on … Continue reading

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How many pairs of trainers do YOU have?

I’ve been asked this question a few times over the last few months and I thought I would admit my addiction and tell you about all of the pairs of trainers I have. I have also spoken to a few people … Continue reading

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Top 10 ways to Improve Your Trail Running

This weekend will see my first trail run on the West Highland Way this year, in preparation for the 53 mile Highland Fling Ultramarathon in April.  I’ve mentioned before that I’ve found trail running to be very different to road … Continue reading

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Buying new running trainers?

Recently I’ve had a few queries from friends asking me where I buy my trainers… I buy them as cheap as I can get them, usually online, but I’d always recommend getting your feet / gait checked out at a … Continue reading

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The end of my Winter Ultra Run Challenge…how has it gone?

It is coming to the end of my Winter Ultra Run Challenge, where I was going to test myself (and my training plan) to see if I thought I could run the 53 miles that is the Highland Fling from … Continue reading

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Running in the dark

The arrival of winter, especially once the clocks go back on the last Sunday in October, can be bad news for runners. The rigorous training regime you established during the summer becomes a distant memory as the cold, wet weather … Continue reading

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18,000 hits!

My blog has attracted a total of 18,000 hits since I started it last year!  This October has been my busiest month so far with daily figures peaking at 232! (the day I changed/improved(?) the layout). Please let me know if there are any … Continue reading

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