Not a a big fan for the re blogging scene. But i just had to re blog this.

ironsandultras:

This is a great video about Scott Jurek and the Tarahumara dedicated to the memory of Micah True a.k.a. Caballo Blanco.

If you don’t recognize those names and you enjoy a great story I highly recommend Born to Run.

Meet my new instrument of torture, eh i mean my new foam roller. Had a bit of an amateurish shot with it last night and i have to say that i am properly impressed with the outcome already. Hopefully its bye bye IT Band pain from now on.

Meet my new instrument of torture, eh i mean my new foam roller. Had a bit of an amateurish shot with it last night and i have to say that i am properly impressed with the outcome already. Hopefully its bye bye IT Band pain from now on.

Weekly Goals And Weigh In

I need to re focus on my short term goals to get me back in the groove. So i have come up with the following for this coming week.

Weekly Weigh In 252.4lbs = 1.02lb Loss

Monday
Walk To And From Work (3.2 miles)
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Core
Foam Roller Stretches
Day 1 Of Revive Program

Tuesday
Run 2 Miles Min
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Upper
15 Mins Of Stretching
Day 2 Of Revive Program

Wednesday
Run 5k Hilly
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Lower
Foam Roller Stretching
Day 3 Of Revive Program

Thursday
Run 5k
Walk To And From Work (3.2 miles)
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Core
15 Mins Stretching
Day 4 Of Revive Program

Friday
Walk To And From Work (3.2 miles)
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Upper
Foam Roller Stretching
Day 5 Of Revive Program

Saturday
Walk To And From Work
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Strength Lower
15 Mins Stretching
Day 6 Of Revive Program

Sunday
Run 4 Miles Min
Walk To And From Work
Drink 2 Litres Of Water
Day 7 Of Revive Program

Lochearnhead To Killin Run/Hike

LochearnheadThe last time i walked this route was when i quit the cigarettes about 4 years back. Still suffering from the effects of smoking 40 a day. I huffed and puffed my way up Glen Ogle and after taking a wrong turn in Ahcarn Forest huffed and puffed my way around that for a few extra miles.

This time i was planning on hike/run it and not take that wrong turn in the forest. To start the actual route you have to haul yourself up about 400ft of hillside to get onto a disused railway line. I forgot how steep this climb was and was soon out of breath and feeling quite warm. But i made it to top of the climb without stopping.

Lochearnhead ViewFrom there it is a case of following the old railway line up over the Glen Ogle Viaduct and then its onto the cycle path to the beautiful town of Killin.

Glen Ogle ViaductI enjoyed typical Scottish weather throughout my run. Beautiful sunshine, hail, rain and snow. Basically 4 seasons in one day. It was also my first time running with a backpack on and carrying a water bottle.

I had set myself an easy target of 15 min miles including the slog up the initial hill so i was really chuffed to see that i had achieved 14 min miles. The next time i will set myself a target of 14 min miles and see how it goes.

Falls Of Dochart

Up until now i had been trying to increase my runs by 10%. But for past few weeks i had stopped at the 5K mark and was focusing on my speed rather than my distance. In all fairness my 5K time had come down but looking back i personally feel that i should be focusing on the length of time i am continuously running.
Doing the maths i reckoned that i needed to run 3.42 miles this week. So when i passed that and still felt like i had a bit energy left i thought i would push on and see if i could make 4 miles. The final slog back up Oriel Rd was a bit slower.
The feeling of completing my first 4 mile run was really motivating and i was really happy to have found my running mojo again. As it had been sadly lacking in the past couple of weeks.

Up until now i had been trying to increase my runs by 10%. But for past few weeks i had stopped at the 5K mark and was focusing on my speed rather than my distance. In all fairness my 5K time had come down but looking back i personally feel that i should be focusing on the length of time i am continuously running.

Doing the maths i reckoned that i needed to run 3.42 miles this week. So when i passed that and still felt like i had a bit energy left i thought i would push on and see if i could make 4 miles. The final slog back up Oriel Rd was a bit slower.

The feeling of completing my first 4 mile run was really motivating and i was really happy to have found my running mojo again. As it had been sadly lacking in the past couple of weeks.