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Strong for 2022 with adidas | Ultramarathon Training
Having spent a lot of 2021 injured and unable to run, I have seriously learnt the benefits of strength training for running. With my huge ultra marathon challenge of 2022, I am now working hard to keep up my strength training habit, with a little help from adidas. My injury rehab originally focussed on fixing […]
Chorizo, Potato and Halloumi Roasting Tin Recipe | Autumnal Comfort Food
As we go hurtling into autumn, the need for ease and comfort grows. I love a good one pan dinner, my enamel roasting tin is easily one of my most used kitchen items. Last week I made a Chorizo, Potato and Halloumi roasting tin dinner and I just had to share it with you. This Chorizo, […]
How to Cope With Illness During Training
Last week originally was planned 2 x short 3 mile easy runs and a steady 7 mile run, which is the same as what was planned for the previous week. The first two weeks of marathon training were all about building a base. So cue panic, when last Monday came along and I was full of cold. […]
Five Ways to Keep Motivated
I must admit it has been pretty difficult with the heat wave. Especially as my morning’s involve a 5:30am wake up for a fairly long commute. While the evening’s are pretty warm it makes running really hard. But with all this I have still been managing to keep to 2-3 runs a week. Although these […]
4 BENEFITS OF CROSS-TRAINING AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT IT
Cross-training involves performing more than one type of training to maximize performance and boost overall immunity. You may, for example, mix running or walking with force training or Cross Fit to challenge muscle groups which usually remain stationary during a specific exercise. Cross-training can even be regarded as doing two or more sports. Stretching Stretching […]
A Fun Morning at Race for Life
Last weekend saw me run another race after my adventure in the Peaks. A calendar mess up means that it was a two race weekend. But not to worry Race for Life is not a race. In a way it is, we know that Cancer Research UK are racing to ‘beat’ cancer. But the role […]
CALISTHENICS – THE ULTIMATE FORM OF BODYWEIGHT TRAINING
Not very many people practice calisthenics, but those that do are recognisable to anyone who sees them that they are an exercise enthusiast. Those who practice calisthenics are usually very lean and appear very fit and strong. And they are indeed strong. Calisthenics is a form of physical training in which a person utilizes gravity […]
Early Morning Trail Adventures | Keeping It Local
As someone who is a devout trails lover, at first I was concerned about lockdown. The nearest trail to me are some woods where every weekend Parkrun used to happen and as you can guess is a popular spot! So after investing in the OS maps app I started looking at other routes available to […]
Granola Mini Muffins with Spoon Cereals Recipe
Spoon Cereals recently sent me some of their granola to try out and I thought adding granola to my mini muffins would make for a fun and tasty combo. For this recipe I used the Cherry Bomb Spoon Granola, but I think the Chocolate Zing will work a treat too! Now if you haven’t heard about […]
What Items Do I Need For Running?
When January came around most of us were full of the best of intentions. Many of us were wanting to throw ourselves into an exercise regime and shift the extra pounds. Whatever you planned make sure you have all the right equipment. Otherwise, your new resolutions might be over before the month is out! This […]
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