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Turning your fitness hobby into a career

After leaving the office, is the first thing you think about hitting the gym? Or do you prefer running to written work? If so, a change of career may be for you. Leave behind your boring, old nine-to-five job and turn your fitness hobby into a profession. Tempted? Here’s how to do it… What’s out […]

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The Mayor

I finally did it.  I became the Mayor of my local gym.  I’m not sure if being a foursquare Mayor comes with any actual responsibilities, but if it does I hope one of them involves control over Paper Towel Wizards and Treadmill Women.  I might finally be able to put a stop to things. Okay, […]

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I Ran a Mile

Yes I did.  Pretty original heading eh?  Today was supposed to be a rest day today so I did 1.6km just to make sure I was still laying down the miles even on rest days in aid of Janathon.  Tomorrow calls for 45 mins “easy” run so that will push the distance up further than […]

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Long Run of Pain

Shin splints…. aren’t they just the best thing ever?  Especially when you’re attempting to carry out a simple task as a long (supposedly easy) run?  No, they suck. I ran just over 10km this morning in aid of Janathon and my health (not in that order), and it wasn’t easy.  I had pain in my […]

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In The Beginning

As this is the first day of the year and the first day of Janathon (see previous post) I went against the norm and decided against a post title of “Janathon Day 1″ or something similar. No running today as it was technically going to be a rest day for me.  However, I still wanted […]

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Janathon Cometh

Janathon Heard of it?  If not, check it out here (http://www.janathon.com/) and then come back.  I’ll wait. Did you look?  What do you think?  Well, it’s what me and many others are doing for the month of January.  I suppose everyone has their own reasons but mine are simple. Regain some of the fitness I’ve […]

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The Thighs Have It

Okay, okay… let’s get it over with… start the public flogging. The heading of this blog refers to my growing appendages caused by overeating.  I think I saw smoke trailing behind me this morning caused by the friction of my thighs rubbing together while I was running. I know I haven’t blogged in some time […]

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Week 3 Done, 9 to go!

It’s been a pretty good week as far as the training for the Farnham Pilgrims Marathon is concerned.  My week’s training consisted of the following:- Wednesday 6.5km (4.04 miles) in 41 mins 12 secs for an average pace of 10:12 min/mile (06:20 min/km). Friday 1.6km in 10 mins 48 secs for an average pace of […]

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Week 1 Done, 11 to go!

First week of the marathon training schedule has been very successful.  Here is a summary:- Tuesday Called for 3 mile easy run at a 12:29 min/mile pace.  I did 3.10 miles at a 10:14 min/mile pace. Thursday Called for a 3 mile tempo run with a 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down.  I managed […]

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2nd Time Lucky?

Well, I think I’ve narrowed down when and where my next marathon “attempt” will be.  Frankly, this event wasn’t my first choice for a second attempt but there aren’t that many local-ish marathons before the end of the year. http://www.farnhampilgrim.org.uk/ The event’s route is described as “mixed and mainly off-road”… great.  However, I figure that […]

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