Training runs….

April 22, 2013

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Training runs....

This picture is from the Tiptree 10 (miles) race late last year, and I think I was one of three people who dressed up – but hey, you’ve got to ‘play’ sometimes right…!  Some people think that running is boring, but I think that occasionally, it is a case of thinking FISH.  (I’ve been reminded of the FISH principles recently after visiting the fish market in Seattle where it all started – a quick training run along the promenade at 5am before work.)  I respect the fact that the ‘loner’ sports are not for everyone, but if you are the type of person who can get some kind of meditative benefit from a solitary sport, then you can’t beat running.

Training runs (in the build up to the Ultra Marathon in June) so far have been anything up to 20 miles, and I have entered a few organised races to keep things interesting.  Colchester half was a couple of weeks ago, and we have a 10k coming up, as well as Milton Keynes marathon on May 6th.

The regular training plan includes running three or four times a week (speedwork and hills every week), one circuits class, one personal training session and whatever cycling or swimming I can fit in around my hectic life.

Tomorrow is the last long training run before Milton Keynes marathon – I’m planning on running around 20 miles, but I haven’t planned a route yet.  It’s not as much training as I’d like to do before a marathon, but priorities are priorities.  20 is enough.

Maybe I’ll just run towards Ipswich via Dedham and see where I get to….

Sponsor us – Hadrian’s Wall ultra marathon – 69 miles in 2 days.

June 22nd – 23rd 2013

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About Venessa Moffat

Marketing, Strategy and Growth Hacking specialist, with 20 years' experience in the Data Centre industry. Driven by data and analytics, Venessa uses lean startup techniques and intelligent feedback loops to maximise the learning, adaptation and growth opportunity. Obsessed with growth, her approach is both creative, but also leverages in-depth technical knowledge and experience for maximum value creation and excellent customer experience.

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