Monthly Archives: February 2014

Heart Rate Training for beginners.

Well who would have thought it?  I have been running too fast.  Yes I know.  Me.  I was reading a couple of blogs recently (, where the authors were talking about their heart rates.  John made reference early on in his blogs about running a seven minute mile with a HR of 110 bpm […]

New ipod, new tunes.

I looked up on the internet all of the things that you can do when you put your ipod through a wash cycle when you have left it in your shorts. I tried nearly all of them. I put it in a bag of rice (it apparently doesn’t work if the rice is Ambrosia Creamed […]

It doesn’t matter.

I have been reading a book called “The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer”.  It is full of hints and tips and covers things like nutrition and hydration as well as motivation and visualization.  One of the things it mentions is negating negative comments or thoughts with the suffix “but it doesn’t matter.”  So if you are running […]

Beginner’s Marathon Training.

Last week was the first week of my beginner’s marathon training. I am following the walkjogrun beginner’s marathon programme which has its first long run set at 5 miles. Up until now I have followed the half-marathon programme until I have done the 5 mile long run. The programme assumes a training regime of about […]