Meridian Insider

Our Meridian Insider James is recovering from his injuries and getting back into the swing of his fitness filled lifestyle! He shows us how to balance injury with training for a 10k run! How are you getting on James?

Been getting back to fitness quite rapidly now with continuing of 2 x weekly PT of Muay Thai, circuits & weights. This morning back up to 110kg squats, with a hard session of decreasing weight bench press starting from 60kg, 8 x reps x 3 then removing 10kg & reps until failure down to 20kg.

Pad work back up to speed & now concentrating in power behind kicks to the body.

With a 10k run challenge set, I’ve targeted 2 x runs per week, one session mixed with warm up of core & kettles with a 5k run of hills & sprints, then one straight run of between 7-9k. I need to identify a 10k loop near home & probably set a timed 10k run ASAP. I have no idea of what time I may achieve, so it will be a complete surprise, as I have not targeted specific time & distances for about 6 years.

Nutrition has focused on my normal healthy but tasty porridge with PNB for breakfast, pulses & nuts during the day & a cooked meal evening. I won’t say I don’t eat the odd cake & always appreciative of any cake that appears in our offices in Hampshire!


I tend to limit training to 4 x sessions/week, 2 x PT & two runs. I find I need the 3 x rest days!

We wish James luck and will make sure he's fueled up on Meridian nut butters!

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James is our in house fitness enthusiast! He has a true passion for maintaining an active lifestyle and is one of Meridian's biggest nut butter fans.