The reasoning behind the madness!

The reasoning behind the madness!

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UPDATE! 25 Oct 2010

It is with great sadness that I write this update. On the 25th October 2010 my little sister sadly passed away at the age of 31. She had bravely battled MND for 11 years. She had never given up and had achieved to much even after developing MND, winning the Open University award for achievement to gaining a degree. She will be greatly missed and will for ever be in our thoughts. Love you sis :D

Well where to start, it was all originally done as I was carry to much weight and wanted to loose it. Which I am sure it most peoples story begins, however after loosing the weight I actually started to enjoy running outside. Joined some forums (BCTTT & Runners World), there inspiration and helpfullness has helped me a lot. Now I am also swimming and commuting a couple of times a week to work on my bike! Now since 2011 I accomplished more than I thought I ever would or could. From 5k runs to an Ironman in 2014 and The Outlaw in 2015. In 2016 I am going down a different route, I will be trying Ultra's as you can see from my events I have already entered 3 so far. Now I thought wait a minute I need to have one more motivation and that people is my sister Emma. Since the age of 20 she was very unfortunate and developed MND (Motor Neurone Disease), she is now 31 years of Age. Her health has deteriatated over the years and we nearly lost her last year. My mum had to give up her work and become a full time carer for my sister and my dad takes over the duties when he comes home from work. All the races I do will be in aid of my sister and all money raised will be donated to MND to help raise awareness and research in the disease. Thanks for all your help and enjoy my training blog,

Saturday, 1 February 2014

First Time Doing Hill Reps........................

Saturday I was hoping to do a parkrun however though coach had a different idea. He wanted me to do hill reps. Thought may aswell do this first thing in the morning. I mean how HARD could hill reps be, the time I had to do each set looked easy. ha ha ha. Yeah well how wrong was I. Did my stretching then off a went for a 10 min jog to my hill of choice :D. Now bearing in mind that the weather was awful. Remember living in East Kilbride means living in a different country at times. So I had snow and ice, wonderful.

My hill rep was for me to do 

4 x 2 mins @ L4, jog to bottom recovery
1 x 3.5 mins Max Effort

Started off good.......think I may of went off to fast. Did everything. The first of the 2 mins set off to quickly but sorted that out for the last 3. on the 3.5 max effort I did have to slow to a walk for about 10 seconds then finish. Never done a hill rep before and with the weather yesterday being icy and snow on the ground made for a interesting attempt at doing so. Was knackered the whole day.

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