Day 91 : RACE DAY!

5:30am the alarm goes off. Not a good night sleep before. The nerves had definitely started to kick in! Running gear on I ate a flapjack and drank water as very bleary-eyed I made porridge. My practised recipe of...

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Day 90 : the end (and Nessy…) is in sight

So we arrived in Scotland yesterday. Ten hours in the car, followed by a goodnights sleep. Today is the last day before The Big Day. A very chilled day on the cards, registration, a stroll around Inverness and an early...

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Days 83 – 89 : tapering and eating (at last!)

Long runs are over. Now it's about short, relatively light workouts. At the start of this week the nerves kicked in BIG time. It was a sudden realisation that I wasn't talking about an event 3 months or even 3...

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Day 60 – 82 : the countdown to Loch Ness

Three weeks have flown by... Training : 3 runs a week with 2-4 cycle sessions a week. Cardio, cardio, cardio :-) Life has taken over during the last three weeks meaning that work and training are high precedent, with my blog...

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Day 59 : sore and tired

Weights today, resting the legs. 30 minutes upper body resistance: - Barbell bench (27.5kg) : 3 sets x 12 reps      -  Superset (3 sets) :       Top hold of chin up (max time)       Russian twist with 8kg dumbell...

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Day 58 : 21km run done!

Today was Long Run day. A half marathon was the plan. 21km moderate intensity run : 2:34hr   The run was set for the end of the day (5pm is) based upon a very lousy weather outlook for the morning. Dog walks in the...

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Day 57 : glorious glutes

Resistance session today. Aiming for a total body blast intense enough to have a hint of cardio :-) 30 min free weights, 2 supersets, 4 exercises, 12 reps a piece, 3 sets each Barbell squats (30 kg)       Single leg...

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Days 54-56: busy working, busy training

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Day 53: baking and busting weights

A late afternoon circuits workout. 40 mins circuits: 6 rounds, 20 reps each exercise squat jumps dumbell bicep curl to press weighted squats dumbell tricep kickback crunch to supine extension (with dumbell) Clean brekkie (avocado and eggs again!) a strong coffee then a busy morning dog...

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Day 52: back on it!

Time to go running. First run of the week, long run time. 16 km run: 1hr 54 mins   Today I wanted to get some miles under my feet, putting into practise the technique tweeks my run coach (the fantastic Team GB...

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