Monthly Archives: September 2011

keep running down that hill…..

Running downhill is something I always thought I was good at- then I moved to the Alps.  These mountains punish poor technique with sore knees and weeks without running. It’s also pretty frustrating to run past someone who is panting … Continue reading

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round the Zugspitze: mountain biking in paradise

woodcutter’s van with wooden carved christmas trees. Had to share a few photos from our rave mountain bike ride on Satuday round the Zugspitze. 80k of wonderful trails with a beer half way. Sunshine, early autumn colours and great company … Continue reading

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runners’ food: mackerel patê

Mackerel: an important runners’ food…..but the taste! I don’t really like fish, but it is a great runners’ food as it is high in protein.  Mackerel is also cheap, high in omega 3, and sustainable.  As omega 3 seems to … Continue reading

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Although I sit typing with a packet of frozen berries for company I’m still feeling quite upbeat.  I set out for an hours’ run and after 20 minutes realised that I was getting ahead of myself and should be aiming … Continue reading

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Runners’ food: Pancakes with spinach

Pancakes are so easy and so delicious.  I find pancakes great after a long run: I make the batter before I go, then I add chocolate spread or cheese and tomato.  Pancakes are brilliant during marathon training as they contain … Continue reading

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Slow progress: injury rehab through running

Slow progress but progress indeed.  35 minutes around the fishing lake with moderate success.  Didn’t have to stop and no pain. It’s always tempting to rush the recovery after a lay off but experience has taught me that increasing very … Continue reading

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Moose loose etc

All shopping and no running makes Emily an unfit girlie.  Couldn’t resist sharing this moose loose about the department store though (and yes he is a light fixture).

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recovering from ultra trail race

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My bloody knees are buggered since the Karwendelmarsch 2 1/2 weeks ago. (see http://www.karwendelmarsch.info/en/) if you fancy doing the same to yours next year. Have been walking, Klettersteiging and swimming but none quite hit the spot. The knees are complainng … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Ok, so I’ve somehow managed to stumble my way to setting up a blog.  This must be a true testament to the idiot proof nature of youtube tutorials and availability of information. This blog is about year round running in … Continue reading

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