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I have a plan...

I started this blog when I got a ballot place in VLM 2011, I've kept it going (sometimes with biggish gaps) ever since and have changed the title occasionally to reflect how I think things are changing for me. The latest title is to promote my training plan which is a user friendly guide to training for endurance events focussing on diet.

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Off to Tesco for a bottle of gin

So it seems that the snow and ice is messing up loads of training plans, and if like me you are not keen on the treadmill then here's my remedy to missing out on training;  Forget all about it until next week, give the diet a miss, enjoy Christmas Eve a...

Porridge for breakfast

I went to the gym last night, ran 2k on the treadmill to warm up followed by some light weights to work on my core and some stretching to help avoid a knee problem.  All seems ok, I had been worried as my right knee was painful after the half marathon l...

Thanks Bedford Harriers!

I've been struggling a bit recently with getting any training going with one thing or another so running the Bedford half this weekend was a really enjoyable experience.  Getting out there on a chilly Sunday morning but surrounded by hundreds of like mi...
Well, I am feeling guilty because last night I drove past the gym (intended first part of training) but promised myself it was because I was in such a rush to get home, get changed and go out on long run.  Got home, got changed, hat, gloves etc, stepped...

Aaah! That feels better

The X factor and the wine combined wasn't enough to stop me running!  the sunday 10k training run went well, so well it became 13k .  Then I followed this up with a session in the gym yesterday - stretch those hamstrings and calf muscles!  Feeling much ...

I'm avoiding beer but....

I thought I'd done well this week, no alcohol had passed my lips but then last night I had a glass of chardonnay while watching 'I'm a celebrity..' which then became a second glass, then sat up late watching 'Children in Need' and before I knew it the b...

Beer is the enemy...

Drinking is pleasureable, it makes you feel warm and comfortable, makes you socially attractive, entertaining, witty and generally good fun.  All the things you want, what with the dark, cold nights of winter and the festive season approaching what coul...