The old adage states that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I agree, eating a good breakfast gives you the energy and nutrition to make the most of your day and should be able to power you through until lunchtime. Working varying shifts, often getting up at 2am, I have slowly sunk into some … Continue reading What’s for Breakfast?
Exploring the lessons I learned during a training run around Elton Reservoir
It's cold and dark and I've lost my car. I left it on the same car park that I always do but in the darkness that's harder to find than I'd first imagined. It doesn't help that the sign for the North and South car parks have been turned the same way, no doubt by … Continue reading The first run of the year!
Analysing my personal fitness goals through the SMART target framework.
A reflection on the Run For All Bury 10k which took place on the 18th September 2016.
From a luxurious two weeks training in foreign climes!
There's an app for everything now. There are a wide range of fitness based applications which measure anything from your heartrate, to the number of steps you take, calories that you burn and even chocolate bars that you have earned. For a time, I enjoyed seeing the number of calories that I had torched or how … Continue reading Why I’m not very ‘appy
I found myself at a loose end on Thursday afternoon and since the good weather had extended into another day I decided to take my session to Holcombe Hill and attempt to run it's rough terrain. It's fair to say I underestimated the challenge and had to run-walk rather than run the hill. Running on cobbles … Continue reading Out there…
The weather has been glorious for the last two days, it's odd that the weather is so nice at this time of year. It was too good to stay indoors and not take advantage of it. Dane dropped me a text asking whether I wanted an outdoor session. Perfect. We met at 4pm on a local field. … Continue reading To the limit
Reflecting on a difficult session and the role of a personal trainer in turning a poor session into something productive.