Category Archives: healthy diet

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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Healthy choices made today;

Woke up early (not actually achoice, just lucky😊) green smoothie for breakfast Avocado, spinach and kiwi fruit. Very green but actually very nice! Went to parkrun, which  I enjoyed😊 First time in ages that I have enjoyed running with other … Continue reading

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How do YOU ride the roller coaster?

Apologies if anyone has missed me over the last couple of weeks. I’ve been awol. I’ve been away for a few days, both social and work, then a short week to recover and get all my chores done before having … Continue reading

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just for today.

Week 1 of 2017. I have set myself the goal of running 14miles per week average by the end of March. At my MAF pace that works out at just under 4hours running per week. My first week of the … Continue reading

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2016 review

What a year! I don’t suppose I’ll ever get over the fact that 2016 was the year I had a ‘nervous breakdown’ but I’m going to re brand it as the year of ‘personal growth and learning’. So having dispatched … Continue reading

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Learning to run.

Do you remember learning to run? I don’t mean as a kiddie, but as a sport, hobby or pastime? Was taking up running a purposeful effort for you, rather than a continuation of a lifetime habit? If so you will … Continue reading

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milestones.

What a lovely day – and it isn’t even 8 am yet! It’s Monday and I’m not at work. I’ve taken a day off to be with my son. We don’t get enough annual leave to take all the school … Continue reading

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No big deal.

This shows my miles run over the last year.  As you can see I average about a mile per day, and other stats show that I get out about every 3days. It’s no big deal. Many people run more,  longer, … Continue reading

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Book recommendation

This is what I’m reading at the moment. I’m loving it. Contrary to expectations it isn’t about (so far) meatabolism, nutrition etc but more about the ‘head’ game. The reason I’m loving it is to do with the fact that … Continue reading

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Home.

Last week was the opposite of MAF. No running for six days, 3days of lovely Italian bread, prosecco and Chianti – the only thing that was in keeping with MAF was the rest and lack of stress! I had good … Continue reading

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