Tag Archives: runs

Mashed Potato, Oat and Honey mix

Ok, so I read somewhere that runners who do Ultra marathons tend to rely on actual food to fuel their runs, instead of just gels and energy drinks (like I have done for training for and completing marathon distances). As … Continue reading

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I ran the Lochaber Marathon!

For a summary, placing and results of the Lochaber Marathon 2011, go to: Lochaber Marathon Summary. On Sunday the 10th of April, the day of the marathon, I woke up at 7am.I was excited and had laid out all of … Continue reading

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Final Taper week & Carb loading

Week13 of my marathon training: taper week.  The aim is to keep active, but cut back on exercise.  Increase water and carb intake and increase sleep if possible. Perhaps this is too much planning…but here is the plan for this … Continue reading

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Using Garmin to update your Nike+ runs….

Miss a run by not wearing your Nike+ sensor?  Or has your Nike+ sensor stopped part way through a run??  Or is your Nike+ reading for your run way out compared to your more accurate Garmin reading for that activity? … Continue reading

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Long Runs

I was readnig The Competitive Runner’s Handbook to get some tips and ideas on how to best train for my marathon.  I had concerns that by running with others you were limiting your chance to go at the pace you want … Continue reading

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How to keep motivated to get out there and run!

It’s nearly the end of January, and some of you might have started exercising at the start of the year, or are coming back to it after a wee break at Christmas.  If you’ve just started, you’re now around about … Continue reading

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New just giving page set up…

I’ve set up my charity just giving page for the Lochaber Marathon I’m planning on running in April 2011.   I’ve decided I’m going to run it for Breast Cancer Care as one of my friends (34!) is currently fighting … Continue reading

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