Category Archives: training plan

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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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

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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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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

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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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Recovery week over

Maybe I overdid it in my first week on the treadmill with no name. I was loving it, putting in the hours and singing and dancing (ish) and I doubled my mileage in a week. Then I got busy with … 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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Running Mojo

If your running mojo was an animal, what kind of animal would it be? Some one people (the lucky ones) seem to have a mojo like a golden Labrador. Always there for them, reliable, happy, glad to see them, co … 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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Over the hill.

Finally made it. Not metaphorically, neither physically or mentally, (thank you Gareth at blue green gold grey –  Who attributes my disinterest in rock hopping in the dark to mental ageing 😂 ‘wisdom’ is what it’s known as to us … Continue reading

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