There's the point in each race, at the starting corrals where you think "what did I sign up for" There's the point in each race just after the gun goes off where you think "what am I doing" There's the point in each race near the half way mark where you think "I can do … Continue reading Launceston 10 – 3/6/18
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..?
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
It's been a week month, and I'm still on a high from this race. We didn't make it to the top and it rained the whole way. It was bloody hard work and I was soaked to the bone. I didn't care, I had a blast and in many ways it was my best race to … Continue reading Point 2 Pinnacle
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
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
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.
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.
Training for a marathon is hard work. It takes a lot of hard work. Dedication. Commitment. Resilience. I have all of these, just not always and not all at the same time when I probably should have. Like now, when I'm in marathon training mode. My lack of any decent running over the last few … Continue reading Marathon training back up and running!
After a four-week hiatus due to my own silly expectations and burning myself out with races I am back into it. And while it was nice to let my body rest, I also felt the sludge creeping back in which made me feel worse about not running. So I bit the bullet and did it. … Continue reading Marathon (#1) training has started