38 miles run, 3 strength sessions, 1 climbing session July is done. 178 miles run. Plus climbing, hiking, lifting and walking. And friend visits and family parties which have wreaked havoc with my training schedule. 178 miles, which is my highest total monthly mileage ever. It breaks down into an average of 5.75 miles a… Continue reading Weekly workout round-up – July check-in!
I’m an activewear addict. I probably spend more on activewear and running kit than I do on normal clothes, and I definitely spend more time wearing them and perusing internet shopping sites for good deals on my favourite brands. But how much of this is necessary for good athletic performance, and how much is just… Continue reading ACTIVEWEAR – necessary or just accessory?
TOTAL – 48 miles run, 10 miles hiked, 3 strength sessions, 1 climbing session As I did last week, I've linked up with Jess and Jess from Jess runs ATL and The Right Fits for their weekly workout round-up. I find this round-up an amazing way of keeping motivated by watching what all of the… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up, intensive week!
I’m a snacker, preferring to pick at things when I’m hungry as opposed to planning and eating at certain times and places. This was made slightly more difficult when I switched to a Paleo diet, as suddenly my mainstay of yoghurt or granola (or... yoghurt and granola) had to be replaced. Or, so I thought… Continue reading PALEO PROTEIN GRANOLA – the best snack, breakfast or nice cream topping!
I used to eat oats for breakfast. Day-in, day-out. Oats and dried soya mince with protein powder, with a chopped apple, topped with peanut butter or jam. Day-in, day-out. It was a filling and healthy breakfast, but I often felt bloated and sluggish, or I would eat it and feel hungry after a couple of… Continue reading BREAKFAST – Paleo recipes for an energised day
The tearing of skin. The brilliant flash of a bead of blood. Then, the sharp ache of a blister. A build-up of pressure. A constant dull pain in the shins which intensifies into a knife-edge on any contact. The fear of shin splints, of stress fractures. A fall, out of the blue. Grazed knees and… Continue reading PAIN – where do athletes draw the line?
TOTAL – 40.3 miles, 2 strength sessions As my followers will be aware, I’m currently not in training for a race or any event, but that doesn’t mean that my exercise stops. I’m on a mileage boost, trying to increase my endurance and strength for longer races. So this week I’ve been running on trails… Continue reading Weekly Workout Round-up!