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Day 1 – Heat Acclimatisation – 26 March 2011

WOW!! Have just completed my first day of heat acclimatisation training at the Porsche Human Performance Laboratory. I left the house at 7am this morning to head down to Silverstone, the Laboratory’s HQ. I have to admit, I’m not really … Continue reading

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A Week of Lasts

I’ve been so busy at work these past two weeks and rushing around with one last push on the fundraising front that, although I’ve managed to get all my kit together in one place, as of yet I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Fundraising Rallying Call – Thank You – I’m Almost There!

By rights I should be tucked up in bed now and getting some shuteye, but for the last few days despite being tired after a busy day at work, the brain has been working overtime thinking about fundraising and making … Continue reading

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Dublin Pub Quiz – 11 March 2011 – A Fantastic Evening!

Following the Grantham run, training-wise the week was a quiet one as I didn’t want to aggravate my ITB problem. Exercised sensibly at the gym without a weight vest and kept on the treadmill avoiding the high impact of road … Continue reading

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Grantham Multi-Stage Ultra – 5 March 2011 – Erring on the Side of Caution

Following Friday’s cake sale, it was non-stop all the way as I travelled up to Birmingham on the Friday evening to take part in Ultrarace’s multi-stage race at Grantham – 29.3 miles on both Saturday and Sunday. I got up … Continue reading

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Endurance Baking for the Office Cake Sale

Mindful of the fact that I still have some way to reach my £5,000 target, I decided to have a cake sale at work to help move funds along. Now, for someone who doesn’t eat cake, this can be a … Continue reading

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We’ve Got the Hills…Just Need the Weather

Another steady week of training. Did my regular 2 x circuit sessions in  a 10kg weight vest and as a first completed an hour’s tempo run on the treadmill – 4 minutes at 11.1 kph and a minute at 14.5 … Continue reading

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Run to Church Lawford – 20 February 2011

Friday was another scoot around the Isle of Dogs and a run back to the flat in Ladywell. I still didn’t feel like I was firing on all cylinders on the Saturday so continued to listen to my body. I’m … Continue reading

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An Evening with Ben Fogle – 17 February 2011

Wednesday was a regular training day, as was Thursday. However, naughty me skipped Thursday evening’s training (although to be truthful, I just switched around my weekly night off – not so naughty). Ben Fogle of BBC TV’s”Castaway” fame from yesteryear … Continue reading

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The Brit Awards (No Red Carpet, I’m Afraid)

I gave myself Valentine’s Day off as still feeling a little worn out, but resumed gym training bright and early on Tuesday morning, followed by a lunchtime jaunt around the Isle of Dogs and lactic acid training in the evening … Continue reading

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