After a rocky training schedule I started race day with one thing in mind. Finish the race. During my interrupted training I knew I was good for the distance so decided to continue as I could with whatever strength and stretching routines I could muster up. On the day I drove to Ross with a … Continue reading Ross 2017 – 21.1km
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GCAM 17, part 3, post race 🏁
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 🏁
GCAM 17, part 1, Getting to the precinct.
I've done the training and am ready to do one last long run and keep up the strength workouts. I am ready to go, getting excited and nervous and then I wake up one day a with a sore throat. You know the one. It says I'm going to make your life a misery for … Continue reading GCAM 17, part 1, Getting to the precinct.
Eight months ago I had a dream. One my husband was happy to help me with. And we started right then and there - booking flights to my second marathon. Today, I write that my marathon dreams are over. At this stage I highly doubt I will do another one. I won't write it off … Continue reading Marathon dreams
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
May is turning into a busy running month. - 1st - Harcourts Signature Round the River 10km - 8th - Mother's Day Classic 8km - 15th - City to Casino 11km The organisers of the first race have high expectations or are some serious runners. There are two categories. Race and Social. Now because I … Continue reading May Races
Race Time for ‘the kenyan’
I've now completed my very first race. You know, one of those official things that you register for, pay money, get timing chips and bibs for. And there are two very important things I learnt along the way. 1) Training and recovery. 2) Don't take yourself too seriously. In typical Jennifer fashion, I didn't pick a quick little 5k as … Continue reading Race Time for ‘the kenyan’
Supplements and inside vs outside running….
Supplements. Ah, that dreaded word. You either love them or hate them. You live by them or can't be arsed. You're addicted to them or have no wish to try them. No matter what side of the fence you sit on, we all have a perception of them and where they live within our own … Continue reading Supplements and inside vs outside running….
Times, goals and running underwear
:We'll leave the underwear for a minute, it's nothing raunchy or visual. Just a few thoughts and what I wear, having come about after reading a few articles out there. I was looking through my phone notebook the other day and came across a note from back in August last year (2014). I had done … Continue reading Times, goals and running underwear