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Summer Training Recap #1

I think it’s about time I brought you all up to speed with what I’ve been doing these past few months. Since April training was all over the place and I had no real focus with regards to my training after the marathon. I did have minor targets but things …

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New Beginnings

Monday the 29th of May, mark it on your calendar. Why? because for me it’s ground zero, in that I mean it is the day I pressed the reset button and cleared the system and started afresh. After what for me has been a rather rubbish spring, it got to …

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Winter Training final recap

We are now in spring and that means my winter training has finally finished. It’s been a long winter and while I’ve had one or two blips (missing Ribble Valley 10k, Brass Monkey HM and having a poor run at Trafford but since November I have managed to set a …

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Winter Training up to 12/3

It’s been 5 weeks since I last rambled about what I’m getting up to in training. So much has changed over the past few weeks, so grab yourself a cuppa as this might be a long blog post. So after the crazy week I had with the 80 miles. I …

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Winter Training up to 5/2

Time for another training recap. A lot has transpired since my last ramblings back in early January, regulars will know but for those who only visit every so often, here is a recap to bring you up to speed. The last time I blogged I was on a cut back …

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Winter Training up to 8/1

So this week has been a cut back week, with a half marathon coming up this Sunday. It also saw me become a V35 or a plastic vet (reason being majority of races don’t class males as vets till 40). I’ve just come out of my highest 4 week block …

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Winter Training Diary – 14/11 – 11/12

Before I blog about my race win yesterday, I’d like to bring you up to date with how my winter training has been doing. Last week as I’ve previously mentioned was my first cut back week. During the winter period I’m doing 4 build up weeks, followed by one cut …

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Winter Training

So the 10k training plan has come and gone. While I didn’t race my target race at Leeds Abbey Dash, the actual training had gone really well. During the period of September to end of October, I had gotten over the bad summer and learnt that my biggest downfall had …

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Training Diary 31/10 – 13/11

Before I get on to writing up my latest racing exploits, I want to bring you up to speed with what I did for first two weeks of November. Reason why I’m only covering the first two weeks is last week was start of a new training block geared towards a …

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Training Diary 17/10 – 30/10

I didn’t get time last week to do my usual training diary post, so this weeks is a double write up. Training overall has been going to plan and making the decision to go back to basics and start again was a correct one. The biggest thing was listening to …

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Training Diary 16/10

So after trying the previous week to do 10 mile mid week run on a Tuesday followed by speed session Weds morning and Thurs evening and realising that it wasn’t going to work, while the 10 miles was easy paced it was too short of a turn round to do …

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Training Diary 9/10

After the previous week was cut back/taper. Last week was back to business. I’m still trying to find a balance to fit the sessions I want to do in. Before I joined Penistone it was easy to plan a week; Mon – Easy, Tue – Long reps, Weds – Easy, …

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Training Diary 2/10

So the wig has been chopped but I need to bring you up to date with my recent exploits that happen pre-haircut. I’ve already blogged on the Cusworth 10k that was at the end of this training week and you can read the race report by clicking here. The week …

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Training Diary 25/9

Apologies this is a week late but last week was crazy. Work, decorating my new office etc just meant spare time to type up my ramblings wasn’t there. So let’s get down to it, coming up got two weeks worth of training to tell you about and yesterdays race report …

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Training Diary 18/9

Burnout, training too hard, spreading myself too thin, plateaued. These are just a few things being said and what I have thought about this week. I do over analysis everything but then again I want to be better. I asked on the Facebook group ‘I was or am a runner’ for …

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Training Diary 11/9

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to hopefully a good race this Sunday as I continue rebuilding back my race fitness. In the meant time I want to bring readers up to date with my exploits since I pressed the reset button.  Having read some very decent running blogs of …

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