Almost every time I have looked at the load focus on my watch I am told that my training has a low aerobic shortage. This basically means I never do enough easy, recovery or slow runs. Going for slow runs was something I never considered doing, despite learning of their benefits. Articles would be shared by the coaches on my running clubs Facebook page and … Continue reading The Slow Run
View this post on Instagram My exercise source at the moment, or "Isolation Station" as I hilariously call it. I have been lucky to have been able to go out running regularly during the lockdown and have even seen an improvement in my times. I have been hit with a 14 day quarantine but @_mzza_ has kindly lent me her turbo trainer and I was … Continue reading Isolation Station
View this post on Instagram Marathon Training Blog. Week 2. Part 1. Total distance (incl. warm up and cool downs) 65k. Mon – 30 Minutes Hills Tue – 8k Recovery Wed – 2x10mins@tempo,8mins@MP. (2min recs). Thu – 5k Recovery Fri – Rest Sat – 29k@easy pace Sun – Rest I found this week quite tough going. There wasn't a massive increase in the amount of … Continue reading Marathon Training Blog. Week 2.
First week with a couple of speed sessions. View this post on Instagram Marathon Training Week 1 Total distance (incl. warm up and cool downs) 60k. Mon – 5k Virtual Presidents Cup Tue – 8k Recovery Wed – 6x1k@5k pace (75s recovery) Thurs – Rest Fri – Rest Sat – 26k@easy pace Sun – Rest The week started with a virtual 5k race. It was … Continue reading Marathon Training Blog. Week 1.
I have started a wee blog on Instagram documenting the training I will do for my first marathon (which has about a 1% chance of going ahead). Check it out below. View this post on Instagram Marathon Training week 0. Tomorrow I start a 16 week training schedule for my first marathon, the @lochnessmarathon . I'm well aware the race might not even go ahead … Continue reading Marathon Training Blog
Huzzah! We’ve made it! Our final destination is here! 🎶Oh Edinburgh, What a fine city thy are🎶 Seriously though, many people would probably consider this to be the most historical leg of our journey. After setting off from Pitlochry we met a couple of chaps, namely Mr Stanley Mills and Mr Stanley Luncarty, for elevenses before continuing south to Perth. (No not the Austrian one … Continue reading Day 6. Pitlochry to Edinburgh.
Today we were really out in the sticks. It was the Inverness to Pitlochry stage. We didn’t happen upon much civilisation and could enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish High Lands. We were also able to properly catch up with each other as we rolled along. When the popularity of travelling table tennis teams waned in the 80’s we had to give it up … Continue reading Day 5. Inverness To Pitlochry.
After cycling through the Great Glen today we arrived in the town of Inverness, but there was plenty to see on the way. By Jingos! What’s that in the water! Seriously though, just before we reached our destination we passed Lake Loch Ness. In terms of depth this lake is known to be the deepest body of water in Europe and lurking somewhere in there … Continue reading Day 4. Fort William to Inverness.
After a day of many undulations in the terrain as well as some ups and downs we reached Fort William. The town sits at the bottom of Monte Ben Nevis. This massive structure, discovered by a local farmer in the late 60’s, is thought to be one of the tallest mountains of its kind in Britain. The winding road up it gained the nickname ‘Scotland’s … Continue reading Day 3. Inveraray to Fort William.
Today was the toughest day of riding so far. We started off early, Hans feeling a bit groggy as usual, and headed first for the lovely Lake Loch Lomond. We stopped at Duck Bay Marina for elevenses and sat at the waterside to have a fun contest of ‘Spot as many makes of duck as you can’. Toby, being a keen twitcher, won hands down. … Continue reading Day 2. Paisley to Inveraray.