Monthly Archives: April 2017

Not doing MAF

About this time last year I started to experiment with the maffetone method. That is running to a heartrate of (180 – age) and eating a diet with low carbs and low refined foods. The diet also emphasises a low … Continue reading

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21.4.17#spotted the bunny!

So, this is getting to be a habit! Yesterday I didn’t run, I made an active choice to have a rest day. Today, out again at 6:15. Events are conspiring to make me run, dry weather, waking up early (weight … Continue reading

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Did it again 6am run didnt take my phone so I didn’t get a picture of the bunnies on the road. Heres one from yesterday instead for the wildflower collection! Happy running peeps!

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New habits?

Habits are hard to change. I’ve been struggling to become a consistent runner for 4 years now. Sometimes I think that I’m getting there, sometimes I’m sure that I’m not! There are lots of books I’ve read, techniques that I’ve … Continue reading

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It wasn’t early when I got out this morning – it was a bank holiday after all- but it was first thing! It was almost a run, I had to keep stopping to take pictures of sheep! for all the … Continue reading

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Wet weekend.

Bank holiday weekend means only one think in NW England  -rain. You can’t see the hills for the clouds/rain! The plan for today was to go to Manchester for dim sum in China town, drop the boys at Old Trafford … Continue reading

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New route 8.4.17

I’d thought about parkrun, but why drive all that way to run when you can run from home? It was a beautiful day so I started with a downhill all the way run into whalley – about a mile. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5th April

On Wednesday morning I woke up early  and decided to go for a run to the castle(I’m on leave this week). That’s the castle keep on the horizon. It was cloudy but the rain stayed away. Ther are steps going … Continue reading

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April 2nd 2017

  I feel like the running hasn’t been going that well recently. I know that I haven’t been getting the miles in.  My stats suggest  that I haven’t done well mileage wise over the last couple of months. However I … Continue reading

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