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Unseasonable Weather makes for Wonderful Views (and very wet feet).

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Well, after a month of barbeques and sunbathing, we thought we were done with snow until the autumn, but mountain weather is nothing if not fickle and Wednesday brought 15cm of snow. But 50k training run was planned and so … Continue reading

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45k ultra trail training run

This morning began with a good old soak in the lazy pool at the Alpenbad, the bubbles providing a much needed massage for sore legs and feet. Why? Yesterday was my longest training run ever. 45k with lots and lots … Continue reading

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Ultratrail: and so the fun begins…..

So the Zugspitze-Supertrail 68.8k trail race is starting from our little village on 28th June 2012.  The opportunity to do an ultra- trail marathon leaving almost from our door is too tempting an opportunity to miss. 8 weeks to go … Continue reading

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slushy slippy sunny fun: Spring trail running in the Alps.

If there were hidden cameras filming this run, they would have filmed the grinning idiot, ’cause I ran the whole thing with a great big stupid smile on my face.  Yes, it was like an ice rink in parts and … Continue reading

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cross training: snow shoeing

There’s just time for one last taste of winter as spring is now definately in the air. The birds are singing, it’s 18 degrees and the snow is rapidly going.  Yay. This last wintery post features photos from a snow … Continue reading

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Guilt Free Chicken Curry

So much tastier than the take away and virtuous to book.  Creamy and delicious.  What’s not to like? This recipe is adapted from my favourite recipe book Cook Yourself Thin, quick and easy.  Fabulous ideas for runners but I double … Continue reading

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Worth the effort for a fabulous sunset.

Oh the lovely Leutasch valley.  Never a dull run. On Friday I was rewarded for a tough run up a snowy Hohe Sattel by this fabulous sunset. Amazing.

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uphill tempo Hohe Sattel

The run:  From the door at Happy Mountains up to the top of Hohe Sattel and back again. Why?  very steep so good for strong (=thunder?) thighs.  Always a tempo run (heart has to pump like hell to keep you … Continue reading

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cross training: skiing

Not an option for everyone granted, but when you’ve got a ski-slope at the end of your road, you’ve got to give it a go occasionally.  Skiing is fantastic cross training as it gives you an arse of steel and … Continue reading

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brrrrr…how to run when it’s brass monkeys

The temperature hasn’t been above -10 for three days now.  Balmy by Montreal standards granted, but bloody parky to a soft midlander like myself.  An hours gentle trot on packed snow and ice, spikes a must, took me through the … Continue reading

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