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Hey all you lovely peeps.

Race for Life 2009 is now exactly one month away! So here's a polite reminder than you can sponsor us at and help us reach our target of £600.

Don't forget, if we reach the targed before race day, then we've promised to go a bit crazy with pink hair dye for the race itself.

So dig deep, please be as generous as you can afford to be, and don't forget to Gift Aid your donations. All of the money is going to a really really great cause. Do the right thing, people :-)

As ever, we shall be eternally grateful for your support.
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Workout Four

So week two of the programme began in earnest today, stepping up from last week. This week I get to enjoy 90secs run/2 min walk cycles, a total of 6 for the 20 mins.

Psychologically, this was good, because although I was running further each time, overall I felt like I was running less, because it was only six times instead of eight!

The first cycle was really tough, but once I eased into it, it got better.

Thursday's gonna be tough, without Jamie's support!

I think I'm going to stretch this level of the programme for a couple more sessions, just to make sure I don't overdo it.
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Workout Three

So today was the last of the 60secs/90secs rotations. Next week we move onto 90secs/120secs.

Today was much hotter than previous two workouts. Direct sunlight for much of the circuit, plus bizarre cross winds. I do have to get used to running in the sun though, because on 19th July at 3pm its likely to be sunny (I got sunburn last year).

Today I struggled a little bit, possibly a combination of the heat, having a full belly before starting out (there was a much smaller time-gap between breakfast and run, than between lunch and run when I go after work) and maybe not having had a proper nights sleep. Anyway, I was complaining of a stitch after the first 60 second run, and by the 4th cycle I was really starting to struggle. So once we'd done six cycles, we stopped and leaned against a bench in the shade of a rather fabulously old and large beech tree. After a brief rest, I was good to go, and we managed to get through the last two repetitions, neatly finishing at the traffic lights!

Jamie had a massive headache as well, so I'm actually really pleased we made it through.

I only have Jamie for company for one of the workouts next week, as he's away from Wednesday evening till Monday evening. So Thursday and Sunday this week I'll be running on my own, and possibly Tuesday next week also.

Am interested to see how I cope with the new workout...
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Workout Two

Well I got home from work today and really didn't feel like doing my running workout. Jamie was pretty tired as well (on account of the having to get up really early to take the car to the garage for 8am), but he made me do it.

And I am very glad that he did. A cunning plan to start our workout on the opposite end of the park to the entrance meant we actually finished at the gates, so there was a shorter walk home and a longer walk to warm up with. It was cooler today, as the sky has clouded over, which actually made it easier.

My shins are not very happy, and are the first part of my body to start hurting when I run. However, improvements on Tuesday - I didn't develop a stitch in my side until the 6th repetition, whereas on Tuesday I had one after the first two. So my infallible logic suggests I wont get one at all next time, which is likely to be Sunday morning.

Now I'm just waiting for my dinner to finish cooking - I put jacket potatoes in the oven before we went out for our run, and they're not ready yet,

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Week One, Workout One

Brisk walk - 5 mins (warm up)
Alternate Jog 60 seconds, Walk 90 seconds for twenty minutes (8 repetitions)

All in all, it worked out pretty well. The walk from our house to Palmer park is 5 mins exactly, when walked briskly (I timed it). And then there's a handy wall against which to stretch the relevant muscles before embarking on the jog/walk bit.

I bought a new watch today, with both a countdown timer function and a stopwatch function. So I set the countdown timer for 21 minutes, to time the overall workout, and used the stopwatch to time the individual sections. Overall distance covered is approximately 1.5 miles, which was a lap and a half of the park. The 60 second running section was just long enough to have me feeling "Oh god I want to stop running now", but not so long that I actually died at any point. And the 90 seconds of walking felt like it went by just as fast as the 60 seconds of running!

We both (for Jamie is doing it all with me to support me) managed it without any real problems, and felt pretty good afterwards.

Repeat performance on Thursday, then again on Sunday.

Week two, if we're feeling ready for it (!) we up the times, i goes to 90 seconds/120 seconds (jog/walk)

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For those of you who were paying attention last year, you'll remember that [ profile] black_faery and me ran the Race for Life. Well, this year, WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN!!!

I've just signed us up, and set up the fundraising page. Cunningly, it is the same address as last year.

So, to reflect the economic downturn, we've reduced our fundraising target from last year, we're aiming for £600 (which if everyone gift aids their donations, will become £750).

As an added incentive to donate (Aside from all the fabulous cancer researchy things), if we break our fundraising target before the race itself, I will dye my hair pink for the actual race. How does that sound?

Last year I note we had reached £675 by race day, so its not inconceivable that we could do it again this year!
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We raced! We finished in 50 mins, which was awesome and we are very very proud of ourselves! got a medal and everything.

Start of race: 

Immediately after race:

After a brief rest:

you can still sponsor us at :-)
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So today is important for two reasons.

Reason number one - its our anniversary! 3 years together! I can't believe its been that long already, it really doesnt feel like it! No big plans, other than nice breakfast (once the Sainsbury's man arrives!) and lots of chilling out and stuff. Mainly because I am mostly busy this afternoon with:

Reason number two - Race for Life 2008 is today!!!!! 

So I'm very much looking forward to that. Weather is looking good, I'm just sorting out my stuff now. Have a picture of me and granny and I'm just working out what to write next to it to go on my back.

We've reached £675, but thats still short of our target of £800. Please please please, if you haven't already sponsored us, go to and donate something, anything, to help us to our target! it doesnt matter whether its £2 or £20! whatever you can donate is extremely appreciated! 
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Hey guys,

just a brief reminder to all those who may have thought "thats a great idea, but I'll do it closer to the time..."

We (that is, Ros and myself) still need sponsorship for our Race for Life 2008!!!!

Please please please visit and donate what you can! (don't forget to gift aid whatever you donate!).

We're at 35% of target at the moment, and I know there's loads of you out there who haven't sponsored us yet.

Please please please help us to hit our target and raise £1000 for Cancer Research.

4 weeks to go! 
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Mum - forgot to mention it on my previous post, but can you forward the link to my fundraising page around the family?

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Ros and I are walking the Reading Race for Life on 13th July 2008 at 4pm.

Please to be going here and giving us Cancer Research all your money.

That is all.

p.s. tell all your friends. make them donate too.

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