Buy the bikeI have mentioned briefly in another post somewhere about wanting to start cycling, or maybe I had just been thinking about it...anyhoo.Well, shit just got real, coz the weekend just past resulted in me gaining a road cycle and the gear to go with it.Hubby and I did a 15k ride and...omg, how … Continue reading it’s time to ride…
What makes a race your favourite? The crowd support? Your perfect weather conditions? Having a good mindset the whole way through? Getting a PB? Each race has its own story which almost makes them all memorable - for different reasons. Sometimes it can be hard to make a choice and if i tried to do … Continue reading Favourite run vs favourite medal
It’s a semi rhetorical question. Every body is different and everyone has their own requirement and routines that determine what they eat. Seriously though, (for those not already on a lchf type w.o.e.) would you ever consider pulling up the roots on all those delicious carbohydrates. I have a love affair with potatoes, rice, pasta … Continue reading Could You not eat carbs..?
There’s a lot to be said about not putting expectations on yourself and having fun while you run. You never know, you may get a pb. The same goes for strength workouts and intervals. You probably get where I’m going here. I raced on Sunday. I did really well. I’m proud of myself. The forecast … Continue reading Run Devonport – 18/3
I wanted to get a run in, but have some fun at the same time so when the opportunity presented itself on Monday I took it. I’m sure there will lots more opportunities where this mini trail run is concerned. I’ve driven past it many times, seen the sign, heard about it and yet have … Continue reading Alum Cliffs Track 7k
You’ve run a marathon, you’ve run more halves than you can count (training runs included) and now you decided you want to have a training plan for 10km runs. Whaaat??? The answer is pretty simple. To help me get enjoyment out of running again. Less pressure on performance, and more on fun. At Ross last … Continue reading The 10km plan
Crossing the finish line was the greatest moment of my day. I was exhausted but happy, I had finished a tough race, and in what I thought was a good time. Walking through the finish area I was unsure what to do for a brief moment, but following the other runners I saw the signs … Continue reading GCAM 17, part 3, post race 🏁
It's been a while since I've posted here and so much has happened. Let me tell you the short version ... My physio has been an enormous help with some very good exercises - changing things slightly so I am comfortable with the action and seeing the desired good form and result. My squats have … Continue reading And so the training begins
I had read about this thing but having not done a lot of running before never experienced it for myself. The retirement of old running shoes. Generally around 800-1000km mark you are meant to swap over your shoes for maximum comfort and running...what's the word...you know, gait, style, stride..so you don't injure yourself. Two months … Continue reading Out with the old…
If there's one thing I've learnt through long runs and marathon training, it's how I like to recover after a long run. Short runs, like a five or ten k requires a slightly vastly different routine than that of a 20+ km run. Not having the time to do my usual recovery session recently, I … Continue reading Post workout recovery – what I choose to do.