Tag Archives: running

Lowest Minimum Heart Rate…

I finally smash through the 40bpm barrier to get 38.62bpm. 😀 While doing a CO2 apnea table with one breath, 10 second, rests… Not bad for a 53 year old.

I’m Training for an Ironman…

This is soooo me… 😀

October’s Best Efforts…

Well i think i’m very happy with my October’s efforts. Still off the alcohol, quit all the leftover vices i was still clinging onto as i said i would, but ended up back at the vape and cacao as i couldn’t stop craving and picking at cooked food and drinking coffee. So gave in on read more »

September’s Best Efforts…

Well, i’m still off the alcohol, but September was a difficult month. Mostly it’s gone fairly well, but the cooked food was creeping in a fair bit and coffee and cacao and vape have been taking more and more of a space up in my life. But i just accepted it until this last weekend read more »

August’s Best Efforts…

Well August hasn’t been too bad a month for my health, fitness and wellbeing. I’m still off the alcohol, which has been a wonderful thing and the meditation is going incredibly well. No, i didn’t go back to static apnea, just got more into meditation. I even started sitting meditation, seated in half lotus, which read more »

July’s Best Efforts…

July has been a wonderful month for health, fitness and wellbeing. One of the main things this month was putting the static apnea on hold and switching to just breath watch meditating to see how that would be.  I’m now meditating twice a day for for 5 and 15 minutes each time and really enjoying read more »

First Olympic Distance Triathlon…

So after my few lazy days today was the big one. My first attempt at the full triathlon. The swim was horrible with awful south westerly swells making everything a lot harder… That’s 9 minutes longer than my last 1500m swim and that swim was after a 10.5km skate, so that’s nearly 25% extra effort read more »

Reasons To Cycle Early – My First Polecat…

People usually look at me like i’m quite mad when they find out that i go out cycling between 4.30 and 5.00 am. The main reason i do this is because there’s hardly any mettle monsters on the roads. Not only is this safer, but also a hell of a lot less stressful and also read more »

Eat and Run (book review)…

Or to give it its full title… ‘Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness’. This is a great book by Scott Jurek one of ultra’s greatest ever competitors. Like ‘Finding Ultra’ by Rich Roll, this book doesn’t go into training for ultras or anything like that, it just chronicles Scott’s journey from childhood read more »

Run Wild (book review)…

Before we go any further, i do need to state that there are a couple of mentions of Jimmy Saville in the book, a keen city marathon runner, which obviously some people may find too distressing. The book was written just before the truth came out and i think it’s fair to say that these read more »