Walking Wednesday: The Sweet Spot!

Blindman Trail Marathon Training – Week 5/12 – Day 3…6 Miles…

Awww I love my new and ultra bright trail shoes!

Hi all. It was a whopping 12˚C, overcast and super splashy wet after yesterday’s heavy rain, but that is no match for my new super trail shoes my lovely wife Sarah gave me on valentine’s day. It was even warm enough to put my shorts on so i was ready and excited to try out my new shoes again.

I had my usual 2 laps (6 miles) to do today and i spent the first lap hoping i wouldn’t crash in to any fallen trees etc after the storm yesterday. Thankfully i didn’t hit anything unlike last time i steamed in to a fallen tree, lol! 🤣 My new shoes felt amazing again and just splashed through everything and stayed super grippy…So after a clear trail and the weather was nice and cloudy with no sun (the only glare was from my new shoes, lol) i decided to switch from my audiobook and put on my 130 beats a minute playlist and speed away, lol. I do around 4 mph at 130bpm so when i was at my sweet spot with my shoes i hit play on the music!! 💪🏼

To my surprise the music was too slow for my sweet spot pace so i tried the other playlists i’d made and hit the 132bpm, but that was also too slow. As i didn’t want to push it too much further than i’d gone before and i was walking on the flat and not uphill yet, i played the 135bpm playlist. This was much nearer my new pace and i flew around without hitting anyone or anything at over 4mph which is a record for me. I felt really good too unlike when i’d just reached 4mph before…My legs must be getting stronger as they felt really good, and my feet were just loving the new cushioning, speed and grip of my stupendous trail shoes…What a fantastic lap and my best yet for speed…I’m very happy but i just hope i can slow right down for my 7 laps (over 18 miles) later this week?!

My New INOV8 Terraultra G270 Trail Shoes…😲

Wow just look at that grip! 💪🏼

Let’s ‘FitBlitz’ February together!! 💪🏼 😀

Motivational Quote:

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated”

This is written on the back of my INOV8 T-Shirt! 🤣

The Reason For All Of My Suffering (i mean training, lol)…

Please click the image above to read all about my fundraising story.

I’m planning to step off the sidelines again soon… this time in memory of my wonderful mum, Valerie who died after a 14 yr struggle with Multiple Sclerosis, in the same month that I was registered blind.

I’ve always wanted to do something positive to celebrate her life and as you may know, my lovely wife Sarah has just started work at the MS Society. I can think of no better time or charity to make my fundraising in memory wish come true and I can finally add my mums name to the MS Society fight to BEAT MS.


I’m possibly stretching myself a little too far for this challenge and so I’d really appreciate your support…Please click the MS Society photo above to read all about my challenge, my story and if you can…Please donate and help me reach my fundraising target! ❤️😀 Oh please help me by sharing my JustGiving page to anyone you know who may be interested! 💪🏼

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