Great Newham 10k Run, Olympic Stadium

RUN EVENTS: This was my third medal in seven days.

June 25 – Dame Kelly Holmes Trust 5k, Olympic Park

June 28 – Chase the Sun 5k, Victoria Park

July 3rd – Great Newham 10k, Olympic Stadium

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Health Programme 2015: Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k Race

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

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SAT 19th SEPT: Competed in the Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k Race at the Velodrome earlier today. Being in a competitive race rather than a ‘run’ made me up my game and I smashed my personal best knocking two minutes off it. Ran under 30 mins (which was my target. Ran a time of 29mins 8secs.

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OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

TUES 15 SEPT: Upper body strength training and middle/long distance running paying off. But the summer season stage of my training programme is comig to an end. From Oct 1st its core/lower body training. Happy with results so far.

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Health Programme 2015: A new personal best for 5k

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

THURS SEPT 10TH: Today set my personal best for 5k during a training run at Olympic Park. Ran 31mins & 1 sec. That’s a 10min.14sec pace. Hoping to run sub-30mins at the official Lee Valley Olympic Park 5k on Sept 19. Is that target looking too ambitious?

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HEALTH PROGRAMME 2015: How’s the summer physique targets looking?

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

Eddie

SUN AUG 23: Did 10 mile jog around Royal Parks, St James Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens on Sunday evening. That picture below shows how dark it was. A timely moment of reflection followed as I sat opposite The Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park. How’s the training coming along? Am I hitting all my targets?

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The truth is there’s always more. You can always run faster, further or get stronger. The journey itself is exciting as are the changes I am noticing. Obviously getting fitter, more ripped look, yet muscular for those athletic bursts required for the many sports I participate in.

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We’re on point!!

Heat App Brings The Competitive Edge To Running

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Ever had one of those dreary rain-lashed jogs where you’d rather be somewhere else or at least with someone else? Well if you’re looking for company on your runs the new Heat running app solves that problem – virtually anyway. Developed by personal trainers Arya Farzin and Joseph Phillips this app allows you to engage with other runners across the globe in coordinated virtual runs where you gain that competitive edge by participating in a race or alternatively in pursuit of that personal best against runners who give you extra motivation. Co-founder Arya Farzin was inspired to develop the app after transforming his own body through a running programme, losing over 200 pounds in the process.

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The competitive element is the app’s unique appeal because unlike other basic running apps which for example just let you know when your pace is slowing, Heat actually gives you a reason not to let it drop! You are running against real people so your final heat time means a lot. Any runner seeking either personal bests or to smash through that comfort zone into new peaks of fitness will appreciate this virtual sports arena. I, for one, know that a combination of that lactic acid in the legs moment plus that creeping overfamiliarity with some aspect of the course often equals lazy, uninspired run times. The Heat app feeds that primal desire to fight on. It quite literally brings out the animal in you because you can signpost your progress through markers from gazelle through to cheetah. Each is a specific spirit animal you ‘unlock’ as you go up the rankings. You actually start the app as an egg then gazelle, mustang, coyote and eventually the coveted cheetah. Hence the company’s slogan “Unlock Your Animal.”

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Eventually there is the opportunity to head the global leaderboard if you’re good enough. Have you what it takes to line up against elite runners all over the world? If not there are others further down the rankings to set your sights on. The social aspect is a clever angle and Heat remains the only app that operates in this way. It is tailoured by the developers to suit both novices and more seasoned runners seeking new inspiration.

App website heatrunningapp.com  Direct download https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1014108140

Health Programme 2015: British Heart Foundation 10k Run

OPTIMUM HEALTH DIARY: This section documents my pursuit of peak health and sports performance using established methods, breakthroughs in sports science and alternative/nature options. Does the body deteriorate on default or does our lifestyles and mindset have a lot to do with it? I’ll answer that question in this weekly diary. This is a quest for both health & excellence, I want to push my body to its sporting limits to see what is possible. Why not? Let’s be open minded & approach it as an adventure as well as research. (Literally all of my sporting & fitness personal bests have happened in this period of my life so watch this space!!) I’ll be using my film-making and editing skills to also create a video diary here. ______________________________________________

SAT AUG 15: Ran the British Heart Foundation 10k with my sister. Great sunny weather even though previously it had rained for days. Nice jovial and supportive atmosphere.

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Me at Greenwich Park British Heart Foundation 10k Run

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10k finish with my sis

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