18 Feb Another hard week in the bag

Monday, I was doing an interval session on the grass. One repetition would be of a minute effort followed by an active rest followed by another minute effort. The session was tough and wasn’t exactly the most fun session but I knew it was doing...

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stace

17 Feb The Learning Curve

I have had a couple weeks of making good progress and this week I managed to clock 32 miles as I progressed to running two days on/ one day off. Today I even completed an hour run- my longest yet since I've been returning from...

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10 Feb Do you have the Psychopath traits?

I would like to start off this week’s blog by saying thank you for everyone’s support and lovely messages I received this week. There were a few reasons for last week’s blog. Firstly I wanted to promote awareness, secondly I wanted to share my experiences...

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07 Feb Hot Chocolate

I asked for hot chocolate? I swear I definitely asked for a hot chocolate. But instead I was drinking what could at best be described as murky warm water. I had even been warned… but in my head, as I shivered on the side lines...

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07 Feb Game on

Game on; the hard work starts now. Hi guys, I’d like to apologise for the lateness of this blog! I’ve been wrapped up in a lot of work and training recently and haven’t had any time what so ever. As I write this I feel half...

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06 Feb Busy schedule

Hello! Wow it has been a busy week! Feel like I have hardly been home. Running wise my sessions have been 6x1mile on Tuesday. It was blowing a hoolie so instead of lapping round the track Casey, a crazy ultra runner, and myself headed to Glasgow Green....

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Ben_Fish

04 Feb 2nd at the Alsager 5

The Alsager 5 is a classic five-mile race near Crewe. The course profile is very flat and consists of two laps on quiet country roads around the village, finishing next to the local school and leisure centre. I haven't done this race since 2008 (only...

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Midlands Counties Cross Country Championships – Women’s Race 2013

03 Feb I can run through this

I haven’t blogged in a while, and things have been rather more down then up for me recently, but hey I guess that’s the life of an athlete! I have had an on going niggle in my toe for a couple of months, it hasn’t...

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stace

03 Feb Progression

Progress is being made! I hit the grand total of 21 miles of running this past week, albeit very steady miles I did as I was told and ran an easy 4-5 miles every other day next week I should be reporting more miles in...

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Antrim IAAF International Cross-Country 2013

03 Feb The Eating Battle

When I decided to write a blog I wanted to share my life and athletic experiences with the Eightlane users. I hope I have kept you all entertained. This week I want to discuss a subject that is often brushed under the carpet and looked beyond...

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tina

03 Feb Comfort Zone

Life begins when you step outside your comfort zone Last Saturday I was able to jump into a 3k race after all my athletes had finished competing. It was a very different race day build up to the past, as my mind was focused on helping...

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28 Jan The dreaded O word!

This weekend has been fantastic for watching sports on the box; yesterday I watched the athletics and as I’m sat writing this blog I’m watching the Australian Open Final (Come on Murray). I have always enjoyed tennis, I can’t hit the racket to save...

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27 Jan A Round up of the last few weeks

Hello :-D I hope everyone is training well in the snow which (for once!!) we seem to have got off pretty lightly with! I have had a busy couple of weeks. I competed in Antrim at the McCain UK cross challenge where I was happy to come...

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stace

27 Jan Staying Smart

Following on from my previous blog and despite trying to stay smart I got a little ahead of myself and after feeling good on a couple of steady runs I tried running too fast too soon. Let me explain, a couple weeks ago I had...

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27 Jan The dreaded snow

Hey guys, you can all guess what my blog contents will entail, something that has frustrated many, probably most of all athletes who simply want to go for a run!… THE SNOW! I know as well as many that the snow has become a major disruption...

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27 Jan Confessions of a Cross-trainer

For the past couple of weeks I have felt too guilty to write a blog, I’ve had exams so sitting down to read or write anything unrelated to applied physiology or sports medicine filled me with anxiety to the point where I just could not...

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24 Jan A quick update

Hellooo, apologies once again for the recent lack of blogs but, being off exercise due to the injury, I haven’t had much in the way of training to report. So, just a quick update...

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katie clarke

22 Jan Back In Indy

I've been back in Indy for a little under two weeks now, and I'm not quite over the two-week blues I usually get, especially after Christmas. It always takes me a couple of weeks to get settled again after being home, even when being home...

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21 Jan The big bad chimp

I’m driving to Antrim for the IAAF cross country, I’ve read a text from my new coach Andrew Hobdale telling me to go off steady, he wants me to look up after 1-2 miles, and not be too far away from Vernon, and Tickner 30-50m...

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21 Jan Back to racing

Firstly I need to apologise for my lack of blogging of late. I can’t remember, but I think I mentioned how bad I was at keeping them up  every week in my first blog. Anyway, you my have noticed that I have returned to racing in...

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tm

21 Jan Need for Speed

Need for Speed As I write this, I am starting to feel the excitement/nervousness for the 3k race I am going to run in at Penn State this weekend. Although it feels GREAT to have no pressure or expectations of where I will be on “the...

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21 Jan A solid week

This week nothing significant has happened other than having to take my science mocks and I really hate science, so I will just take you through my weeks training; Monday, I did a fast tempo run with 6 minute intervals within it. Before the session I...

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