Category Archives: low intensity

Belfast

Currently I’m on study leave attending a conference. In Belfast, somewhere I haven’t been before. Although my running  kit made the journey across the sea I didn’t actually get a run in! However I have been wearing my garmin and … Continue reading

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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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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

Posted in balance, blogging, fitness, fun, habits, healthy diet, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, slow run, Stress, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 25 Comments

New toy!!

So far so good with my new goal of averaging 14 miles per week. My garmin app sort of rolls the week along, always doing the last 7 days or tha last 4weeks. So I’m on 11.8 miles for the … Continue reading

Posted in fitness, fun, garmin, habits, heartrate, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, training plan, treadmill | 11 Comments

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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Catkins

  New Year’s Day saw me taking a walk rather than a run. Yes, I went too far with the barefoot thing. I’d been doing it all week, then on New Year’s Eve tried to do an hour with Buddy. … Continue reading

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Goals not gaols 2017

I’ve never been great at spelling. I like to think that it’s my way of expressing my creativity, or possibly rebelliousness, instead of sticking to some arcane set of rules of how many ‘m’s and ‘t’s go into words like … Continue reading

Posted in change, fitness, fun, habits, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, Uncategorized, weight loss, work life balence | 18 Comments

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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Best laid plans and all that.

Today I should the first day of my Christmas leave. I have booked 2weeks of annual leave, but with bank holidays I get nearly 3weeks off. Yay!!!!! I have been so looking forwards to it. One of my many plans … Continue reading

Posted in balance, fitness, habits, holidays, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, running, slow run, time management, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, work life balence | 24 Comments

One size fits all…?

This is sort of a follow on from my last post about learning to run and how the standard advice didn’t really work for me. Obviously there are going to be people for whom it doesn’t work, there are very … Continue reading

Posted in blogging, fitness, fun, habits, heartrate, hills, Inspiration, low intensity, maffetone methid, middle aged women, Motivation, positive mental attitude, reading, running, slow run, stats geek, Stress, time management, training plan, treadmill, Uncategorized, walking, weight loss, work life balence, working mum | 25 Comments