Sunday, 11 May 2014

2 weeks till London to Brighton

Had my last long run before L2B in Tuesday 6th May 2014. The only way to fit it in around work, was to go out at 3.30 am. Consequently I was tired before I started. Went steady and was joined after 31/2 hours by jon Regester (thanks mate) for 1.5 hours. My last 3 hours was cross country. Had a sock change every 3 hours and it felt great every time. I used ultra fuel every 2.5 hours. Was good during the run but upset my stomach afterwards. When I got back, had a rego and then jumped straight in a cold bath. Hot shower, carbs and off to work with a school and a game of footie. Unsurprisingly I felt abit weary in the evening. All in all felt good, feet good, knees good. Think I got a slight hamstring issue. It's now Sunday and it's ok.
Here the videos of the run.




7.15 am




Fitness tip#11 last time I mentioned getting friends and family involved in your training. Think about raising money for a charity. Pick a challenge or event, raising cash for your chosen charity will keep you motivated.

This blogs donation roll of honour

Andy and Sue Trohear - good friends of mine
Lisa Colby - my yoga teacher
Julie jones - sports therapy client

Thank you so much

Monday, 5 May 2014

3 weeks to go

This week has been a steady one. I have gone back to teaching Stomp fx at the sports centre.

stomp fx focuses on basic, athletic programming which allows you to switch off your head and turn up the workout. Using a step, this multi-peak workout shreds fat and boosts fitness through a series of results-focused cardio conditioning sessions. It includes a fitness test which participants perform in weeks 1, 6, 11 and 16. A new stomp fx workout is released three times per year.

This has taken a place in my training programme. Doing something different has felt pretty good. I have to learn the choreography anyway, so this kills 2 birds with one stone. Happy days..

Runs on video this week........

X- country run on May 2nd 2014

More x- country, same day

Diary of a long distance runner..

Tuesday 29th April 2014- 45min x country run with the dogs
Wednesday 30th April 2014 - 40min x country with dogs
Wednesday 30th April 2014 - 45 mins road run fast, very warm
Thursday 1st May 2014 - 60 mins of stomp
Friday 2nd May 2014 - 60 x country, steady pace, very warm
Sunday 4th May2014 - 65 mins road run with Paula

fitness tip #10 if you have lots of training to do, try to involve your family and loved ones. This will give you time together, all be it not quality time. It's easy to get soaked up in the things that you need to do. You will need the support from them to achieve your goals. Make sure you think about them too..

No donators this week.

Tomorrow I have my last long run before L2B.............8 hours.... Look out for videos next week.

Don't forget to visit my sponsor...Ultra marathon store