22nd July 2012

22 06 2012

I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a long weekend.

Having missed out on my Wednesday nights easy run I thought I’d fit it in tonight instead. Not one of my best ideas. While out on my easy run, it dawned on me that last nights tempo run was still in my legs and rather than having a night off, I will be running my back to back long weekend runs on tired legs!

Looking at it another way, back to back runs are designed to tire your legs so you can get used to what it’s going to feel like at the end of a long race. Maybe my preparation couldn’t be better. Only time will tell.

I am now armed with an Ultraspire handheld bottle (ISOMERIC16oz) and I’m starting to think about eating and drinking while running. I’m a bit new to this so I don’t really k ow where to begin with regards to what to eat? Gels, bars, fruit or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (PBJ’s). I hate being sick so I’m a little apprehensive about what to try. I had a quick look on wiggle and there’s a lot of different products out there.

This weeks mileage so far is around 18 miles and the goal is to get another 25 in this weekend… Wish me luck.

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I’m Back!

7 06 2012

Forgive me, I haven’t written a blog post for over a year!

So what’s happened? Well, I’ll be honest I lost motivation, not with running, but with my blog. My running has been intermittent, as well, since about October 2011 and since the beginning of 2012 I haven’t done much running at all. Over the past 4 weeks I’ve become reinvigorated.

The football season finished giving me back my weekends and allowing for long runs. I’ve begun running with my West Highland Terrier, Alfie, although I don’t dare run to fast with him. I’ve entered the Lakeland Trails Autumn Series again and I’m currently trying to find a Marathon Distance trail race to compete in later in the year.

I have to mention the Ultrarunnerpodcast.com podcast. This podcast is inspirational! I have now started working my way through a years worth of podcasts. If you like running then listen to these guys here and they’re also on iTunes. They interview top names from the ultra running community about their training, nutrition, races etc… Give it a listen.








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