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Achieve the Impossible Fitness Tracking Dashboard

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Back in July I was inspired by Greg Whyte's book, Achieve the Impossible, to knuckle down and finally nail the 100km challenge that appeared to have morphed into my very own personal Impossible. Using the tips outlined in the book I identified the key measures of success and drew up an Excel Dashboard that I [...]

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Run Slow to Run Faster – The Maffetone Method

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It's not good for the ego to be outrun by a dog walker but that is the short-term risk of adopting The Maffetone Method. This weekend I was "running" behind a dog walker for at least 20 minutes, running within yards of him before my heart rate monitor beeped at me and I had to [...]

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BSX Insight Review – Lactate Threshold Testing at Home Thumbnail

I'm a attracted to the technicalities of training more than the actual training, and I'm always on the look out for a gadget that might reduce the need for the latter. I was immediately attracted to the BSX Insight campaign on Kickstarter, not only because it's a cool new sporty gadget but also because it [...]

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Can I Improve my Insulin Response with a Month of Exercise? Thumbnail

January of course means Janathon, a month of daily exercise and good intentions so it’s a great month to test the impact of exercise and other healthy choices. Alongside running, I intend to spend January testing my blood sugar. I'll be checking in on a daily basis to see the impact of exercise on my [...]

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A Great Fitness Assessment

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I spent much of the afternoon worrying. I'd been offered a full Bupa fitness assessment by the Great Run sponsors and I was fretting. I'd spent the last 3 weeks either in my sick bed or recovering from the effort of dragging myself out of it. I was not really in the mood for a [...]

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9 Top iPhone Apps for Runners

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I’ve been running with my iPhone for a couple of years and I think I have now got a fairly stable armory of running or health related apps that I would be prepared to recommend. I’ll split them into 4 sections and go from there. The Running Logs The iPhone is my ever present mobile [...]

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Personlised FIRST Training Schedules – A Marathon in 3 days a Week Thumbnail

Crossing the line at the end of the Great North run I felt elated, 10 mins later I was sick and feverish. Any fitness I had in September disappeared over the next 5 weeks as I feebly battled a chest infection. Now that I’ve more or less cleared my chest and started venturing back onto [...]

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Extending Google Maps

So, here is the tube map showing progress to date, you may have to zoom out to catch the extremes, depending on the size of your screen: **UPDATE** I've removed the image as it seems to be slowing the blog down and crashing folks computers, you can still view The Full Screen Map over here. [...]

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It’s Christmas!

You should see the floor of my flat - tis littered with no end of exciting possibilities. I could of course take a snap and show you but then you'd see the truth, which involves an awful lot of boxes, wrapping and all those other things that I haven't quite got round to putting away [...]

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Weird and wonderful routes to Warriorwomen

This post is surely asking for trouble but here goes. A recent plugin - Firestats - has opened my eyes to the wonders of google searches and more specifically the search terms that lead visitors to this site. Some are quite painful: Iliac crest pain in back and hip but others are darn right uncomfortable: [...]

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