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Junk Miles

Can there really be a benefit to running without a specific fitness goal? After a gruelling session of hill repeats and a well-deserved sleep. Is there any evidence to support going for a gentle run to tick the mileage over?

I have read many blogs / articles which suggest that there is no positive contribution to running fitness and performance by completing such an exercise. That a run of this calibre ‘doesn’t count’ because there is no challenge in this…

What’s wrong with clocking up the miles and going for a long Sunday morning run? It’s always nice and quiet and I find it quite relaxing to escape on these runs.

I don’t particularly view any miles as ‘junk miles’. Every time I go out for a run, I feel proud of myself. It leaves me with a sense of wellbeing and pushes me on to achieving my running goals.

In my opinion, (as someone completely unqualified to give advice), speed workouts are very important to running faster times. They are my absolute must in training. As long as I can complete these workouts with 100% effort – there is no junk…

In addition, I would hasten to add that ultimately, I run to keep healthy (and to enjoy food without guilt). I would never criticise someone whose primary goal is running to keep healthy.
I suppose, what I’m trying to say is:

1 : Enjoy your running. We all do it for different reasons
2 : If you want to get faster, fit in your speed sessions
3 : Make sure you can take something from a run, on either a personal or physical level (Otherwise you could fall out of love with running)

Let me know your thoughts :

Junk Miles : What are they to you?
What’s your favourite run session?Mine are probably hill repeats (Crazy right?)

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Oreo Cheesecake

Lisa (my better half) made this today and I need to tell everyone how amazing it is!

This combines 2 of my favourite things. Oreos and Cake.

You do not need to bake this so its incredibly easy to make and fun to let your kids help make…

The following recipe is taken from Snackworks.com.

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Ingredients

36 pkg. OREO Cookies, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) brick cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) Whipped cream

Instructions

CHOP  15 cookies coarsely. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. Press onto bottom of 13×9-inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

BEAT  cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in whipped cream and chopped cookies; spread onto crust.

REFRIGERATE  4 hours or until firm.

Enjoy!!!