Ultra Running & Reviews

Run fat boy run!

by on Apr.16, 2011, under Blog

I’ve been very busy recently with my day job as a property developer; this is a great time for us to take advantage of the falling market. I’ve not done ANY running at all for at least 5 months other than a very slow 5 miles off road. This along with eating as I did when running ultras has meant my weight increasing from 11st 4lbs to 13st 7lbs! Yes the belly has got me. I look at this in a positive way though, I think not running for a few months has made me look at my fitness in a new way & also given me a rest mentally which after last year can only be a good thing.






I’m now looking for new goals with the ultimate aim of completing JOGLE in 2012. I’ve got some new ideas which I’ve had time to think about during my rest & am looking forward to putting them into practice. At the end of last year I got a Kurt Kinetic spin trainer (review soon) for my bike which should get the pounds off fast. I used a spin bike last year in my training for longer ultras & it seemed to work well. It’s a good idea to use none impact exercise when possible if you’re doing lots of road miles, gives the joints a bit of time to recover from the constant pounding.

We also moved house this year which is always fun. I’m looking forward to running some new trails from here, it’s just a few yards to the local park and up onto the moors.

That’s all for now, happy running. . . .


3 Comments for this entry

  • Shane

    Nice ine Colin, went off thr rails a fair bit myself for a number of reasons (sprained foot, family illness, swotting for exams and very busy at work)after an encouraging start so am now back on the starting blocks.
    I like the look of this spin thing and hope to be of some help to you in yuor training for jogle 2012!!
    Speak soon and love to all the family !

  • Colin Fitzjohn

    Thanks Shane, are you still intrested in doing the thing we talked about last time we met? It’s a long road upto getting fit enough but you never know. . .

  • shane

    Hi again, I did seriously think about it but in reality I think I need to do “just” a marathon first and take it from there. I have entered the Keilder Marathon (Northumerland)in Oct. No time in mind – just to get round would be an achievement. As WE know, I am much more patient that you (ha-ha) so would like to plan something a bit more special around my 50th (AND have something in mind.
    SO, plan is to get to the marathon this year, up the goal posts next year (2012) and do “the special” thing the following year.
    Hopefully helping you for Jogle2012 will help me up things too.
    Speak soon
    Take care matie

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