Do you walk when you run..?

A quick question. It is asked all the time for various validation purposes. If you walk during a running race does the distance still count? If you want to complete a certain distance then you have to run the whole thing? I'm not doing a marathon until I can run the whole distance. Yes, No … Continue reading Do you walk when you run..?

City 2 Casino 11k (7k)

It was all going well until it wasn't. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it all falls in a heap. And sometimes it gets all muddled up. Which is what happened for my last race. I was all over the training, and then I was over the training. Life and general busyness got in the way and … Continue reading City 2 Casino 11k (7k)

City 2 Casino 2017

It's race recap time again and while I didn't pb as I had wanted to I had a great time. I joined hubby on this run - it was his idea after all, and am so very proud of him and how he went. This is how it went down: - the day was bright, … Continue reading City 2 Casino 2017

The plan

I love the plan. This is my second time using the plan. The plan works for me. I feel more in control when using the plan. I don't feel guilty on rest days when using the plan. The plan gives me more freedom. The plan works. Trust the plan. Trust the training. You will finish … Continue reading The plan

The end of an amazing year means….

This year I have had many awesome runs, many less than ideal runs. I've run over 915kms as if writing this, I've run PB's and completely fallen short of them. I've learnt many things about myself, about my body, my mind and my strength. I am stronger, fitter and happier than I was in January.  … Continue reading The end of an amazing year means….

Out with the old…

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…

From zero to Ultra

If someone had said to me three years ago I would be considering running an ultra I would have laughed at them. Not only because I had no idea what an ultra actually was but because I wasn't even running. Nothing. Maybe walking occasionally but running, no way. Fast forward to today and it is … Continue reading From zero to Ultra

Journey to the Pinnacle

It's four and a half weeks til my next big race. The worlds toughest half marathon. And I can believe it. 21kms of incline. To a total height of over 1270 meters above sea level. That's pretty high. And a lot of hard work. Lots of hill to climb. Like a mountains worth, literally. My … Continue reading Journey to the Pinnacle

You, my friend, are a marathoner.

Warning: looong post marathon recap. I've written before about what goes into training for a marathon or any race. A lot of hard work, determination and commitment. Early morning starts, long runs, new diet and learning how to fuel during your runs. Gaining  new kind of mental strength. Sticking to your guns. And lots of running. … Continue reading You, my friend, are a marathoner.

Post workout recovery – what I choose to do.

  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.