I don’t know what this is promoting* but it’s getting me excited about running 45 miles in just over a week. * I work at a uni so it’s probably an energy drink)
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W2 | D4 | Tempo
🎶 One of these things just doesn’t belong here... 🎶 ❄️🌴😳
Legs wanted to quit after 1K, brain was done after 1M but my little heart pushed on and I’m so glad I got it done! Not every workout can be an easy one - but that just makes the sense of accomplishment at the end that much better!
10K at GMP (4:20/km) - Ran it a little fast - Plus W/U and C/D
💦H2O – Loaded with goodness💦 ~~
~~ You’ve heard the saying “Drink before you’re thirsty”? Well, it’s worth repeating. Dehydration can happen in the cold of winter as well as the heat of summer so it’s important to understand how our bodies use water to function. ~~ ~~ When hydrating, (in my opinion, others may differ) it’s best to start by replenishing what's lost through sweat and normal body function – water. Water increases brain power and provides energy while regulating body temperature. Have you ever had a headache after a long run or strenuous workout? It's most likely due to dehydration.
~~ So how much water ‘should’ we drink in a day? According to one of my favourite sources, the Mayo Clinic, there is no single formula for everyone, as it depends on activity level, age and environmental factors. A general rule of thumb is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses per day. Now, if you’re thirsty and have drunk eight glasses then by all means drink more. A test to ensure that you are fully hydrated is the pee test. If your pee is colourless or light in colour, then you’re properly hydrated. ~~
For runners and those in need of electrolyte replenishment, it’s important to start replenishing with water and then add your favourite hydration drink. Be sure to review the contents of your sports drink as many are loaded with sugar and chemicals.
Remember, you can over hydrate. This is called hyponatremia, which can flush out sodium in the blood stream and can overwhelm kidney function. So again, use common sense, look at the contents of your sports drink and drink water if you’re feeling hungry. Sometimes thirst is confused with hunger.💦
0 361 hours ago
I’m told the views are amazing up on Holcombe Moor but today we struggled to even see Peel Tower until we were right next to it. First time I’ve been up there, which is surprising considering it’s only 30 minutes away. Learnt a lot of local history today: about the part Sir Robert Peel played in keeping food affordable to the masses; about the tragic murder of Ellen Strange who has a stone and a cairn dedicated to her on the moor, and the history of the giant Pilgrim’s Cross which used to stand atop the moor. Fascinating stuff and a beautiful run, although I will be back on a clearer day to admire the views.
3 361 hours ago
Throwback Thursday! Almost a year ago now, Inter-counties cross country championships... Goals to get back there for next year. 🏆 x
Throwback to our marathon training last year.
30km along this coast with a beach run over the other side from this bay.
There is a stepped path down to the bay at the far side, this side has a steep rocky kind of climb. Rather clamber up than try go down it!
We’ll be returning to do a long run again here when training picks up :)
Si no llegas es por miedo y el miedo más profundo es a ti mismo y a tu propia luz que deslumbra todo a su alrededor y el miedo a escuchar al corazón retumbar en tu pecho el deseo de pasar por la meta.
*Basado en la frases de la película Coach Carter con Samuel L. Jackson
In a sea of Amelias (seriously I can count 5 off the top of my head which is unheard of) at #sunsetseries2019 tonight this one is a fellow #gidder and by far my favourite. @17amelia you are so strong and I am over the moon for you smashing your 8km run tonight. Your Shelley must be so proud of you and will love hearing all about your achievement today. You are getting out there and making the best of an awful time. You are the most awesome Amelia I know 💕🏃♀️
Finally bit the bullet and incorporated some intervals into my program.
1 minute efforts with 1 minute jog between each repetition; bookended with 20 minute slower-paced warm-up and recovery. One of the missing links in my training.
Saucony Kinvara 10's were again really impressive.
Now for ice 🏃🏻♂️👊🏼👍🏼
One year can make a ton of difference. -- As I was commended from someone for posting before and after pictures they did so kindly point out that some of those pictures of me or from really long ago.
-- A lot of things can happen in one year! Here are two pictures of me close to 1 year apart. The one on the left is happy but it's so tired so run down and wonders can I with stain this for forever? The girl on the right has worked a really long day put in over 15 hours and her career job and looks forward to working on her side coaching job. The girl on the right has energy, love for life, found a new community of like minded ladies that support her and found an excitement about the future. -- Girl, yeah you! What kind of small changes could you make in a year to result and your happiness?
8k Tan Run Ran. Race #2 of the @solemotive Sunset Series. Very happy with my pace, specially cos I was only checking heart rate making sure I stay In zone 4 for the majority of the run. I feel a 5k PB is around the corner. I did have a 1k PB though (4:54).