My running regimen and training schedule

With my new trainers which I bought a few days ago from the Northern Runner shop in Newcastle I currently in a running regimen.  This is a running build up schedule that I’ve previously used with success.  This regimen was introduced to me by a mate of mine – Rick.

Basically I started off running for 15 minutes at a set speed on the treadmill.  I’ve started at 7mph, as from past experience I felt I should have been comfortable at that speed.

So, after the first 15 minutes run, with a good warm-up and warm-down.  The next time I ran, I did the same 15 minutes at 7mph then had a 1 minute sprint at 10mph.

Each run/exercise session after that is increased by 1 minute at the 7mph speed, i.e.

  1. 15 minutes at 7mph
  2. 15 minutes at 7mph then1 minute at 10mph
  3. 16 minutes at 7mph then 1 minute at 10mph
  4. 17 minutes at 7mph then 1 minute at 10mph

This training schedule is carried on until the speed of 7mph is reached for 30 minutes.  After that, you start again at a faster speed.  I think I’ll start at 7.5mph, as hopefully by continuing this regimen I’ll be capable of that.  If I find it too easy, I’ll increase the speed straight up to 8mph.

I’ve been to the gym today and completed 21 minutes at 7mph then the “crazy sprint” of 10mph. The sprint is always great when I’ve got the Prodigy blasting out through my ears!

I’ll post every now and again with fitness updates.  How do you increase your running speed?  So you are always increasing your work rate, and hopefully improving.  Comments as always are welcome.  :)

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Filed under: Running | Posted on September 2nd, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

New running trainers from Northern Runner will they make a difference

I’ve been back running now for a few weeks.  Admittedly it has been on a treadmill, but I’m worried that my knees will give out too soon on the concrete!

To help me I splashed out on a new pair of running shoes this last bank holiday Monday.  The excellent chaps at the Northern Runner shop in Newcastle analysed my running/walking style.  Apperently I’m a neutral style runner, so I was given a choice of 5 different types of sneaks!!

2 different Brooks trainers, 1 pair of New Balance, 1 pair of Saucony and 1 pair of Mizuno.

After trying them all on, then running in all of them in the back corridor.  Then running with different shoes on each feet,  I came to a decision.

I realised I couldn’t tell the difference between any of them.  So how did I choose?

Well, I discounted one of the Brooks beacuse I thought the first I tried on were a little more comfy!  The Saucony pair were really good, but had minor damage to the side, so they were out.

So I was left with a choice of 3 – the Brooks, the New Balance and the Mizuno.

The ones I eventually chose were the New Balance 758 NBx Neutral Cushion pair in a very fetching Silver, Black and Red number.  The reason was.  They were made in Britain, the others were made in China.

Noble?  Maybe, is it the sensible option though?  Only time will tell for me.

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Filed under: Running | Posted on September 2nd, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

Congrats to Rubens

I’ve been watching the Formula 1 racing today from Valencia, and also flicking to the cricket.

Bit disappointed that Lewis didn’t win, but congrats to Rubens. Top bloke!!

Flicked back to the cricket and I’d missed 2 wickets!! Both run outs too!! And one of them is Punter!!

Come on England, Aussies are currently 226 for 4.

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Filed under: Sport Ramblings | Posted on August 23rd, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

Avatar Movie Trailer online

While I was doing some research this morning into Wii MotionPlus games. (for a post that is geting quite a bit of traffic on my Wii Blog) I saw that that the Wii game for the Avatar Movie by James Cameron will be Wii MotionPlus compatible…

A few clicks later and I find out that the movie is due to be released here in the UK in December 2009.  The trailer is able to be viewed online, unfortunately without the 3D glasses.  Check it out on the Youtube embed at the end of this post.

I’ve found out that James Cameron, of Terminator and Titanic fame, has been sitting on this project for years, until the technology was good enough for his 3D vision.  Fed up of waiting, he’s co-developed the technology himself, which is a new generation of stereoscopic cameras.  Basically, I understand that the camera, is 2 cameras together, almost like are 2 human eyes.  This gives the viewer a deeper perspective and a true 3D image when watched through polarised 3D glasses.

For me as a Sci-Fi fan it looks pretty damn spectacular, and seems to be a massive jump in technology for movie goers.  Here’s the trailer:

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Filed under: Movie Ramblings | Posted on August 23rd, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

Aussies Ashes collapse Oval 2009

I’ve been keeping up with the cricket today at work through my HTC Hero and through sneaky looks at google at work…

Google - you are legends, sometimes….  Type cricket in and all the latest scores come up…

Thus, I get sneaky (and quick) looks at the latest scores, without having to load up BBC Sport or Cricinfo.

I’m just back from the day job, and now watching the wickets from the Aussie collapse today at the Oval!!

It really was a collapse of English proportions!!

And I’ve got the huge Cheshire Cat smile on my face…

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Filed under: Sport Ramblings | Posted on August 21st, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

Domain name speculation in future technologies

I was recently thinking about buying up domain names for uninvented technologies. So my speculating began…

This was on Monday while watching The Gadget Show on Channel Five.  They were discussing life in a wireless free existence…

Bingo, what about technology being powered wirelessly.. And what kind of technology would sell like hot cakes…

Televisions!!  Imagine having a wireless tv…  And everything else connected to it wirelessly.  Your wireless tv could be the central hub for all your wireless connections in the home….  A dream? Or on the internet for sale in a few years?

Well, the bottom line is that I now own the .com hyphenated version of “wireless tvs”.  The question is, should I just sit on the domain, or launch it now to maybe get some traffic already?

With the eventual goal to sell the domain in the future.  How much could this domain name be worth in a few years?

Any thoughts, or comments? Please leave them.

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Filed under: Ramblings | Posted on August 15th, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | 7 Comments »

New Phone the HTC Hero

I’ve always been a Nokia Phone person since the late 90′s.  I had a Motorolla “brick” first, then got a Nokia 3210, and never looked back….

Until now…

I wanted an iPhone type mobile…  But didn’t want to go with the masses…

So I went for the HTC Hero.

For a few reasons…

  1. It’s pretty new in the UK – I’ve not seen a lot of them
  2. It uses the new version of Google Android
  3. Your phone numbers can be interlinked with social networks like Facebook (it can take the Profile pic too), Myspace, Twitter and also from your Gmail contacts.
  4. In my opinion – it beats a lot of the Nokia equivalents hands-down.
  5. It has flash-support!!
  6. I’m a sucker for advertising…  After watching all of the Tour de France and Team Columbia/Mark Cavendish kicking ass, I got brainwashed ;)

Carphone Warehouse can show you here the best deals available for the HTC Hero.

Check out this video from stuff.tv which demonstrate some of the features on the Hero

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Filed under: Ramblings | Posted on August 13th, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

First Post

Well then…

I’ve finally decided to start my own personal blog.  I won’t use this first post to tell you about me…  I’ll write that on the “about me” page that I’ll compose later on…

This blog has been set up for me to use as a hub for my website building/affiliate marketing activities.

I’ll eventually set up more advanced features such as social networking tabs, websites I run, sites under development, sites I site etc etc etc.

So, until the next post…

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Filed under: Affiliate Marketing | Posted on August 8th, 2009 by Daniel Hibell | No Comments »

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