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

Cadbury Marathon

The time came round all too quickly and while I was confident about the race I am not really surprised with what happened. There were a few pivotal long runs I missed and some personal issues that knocked me about somewhat. Add to that an up close encounter with wildlife that nearly stopped the car … Continue reading Cadbury Marathon

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.

The sub 60 challenge.

The sub run. No,not to subway, but the running of a distance below a certain time frame. Most people when they start running eventually getting point where they want to aim for a sub 30 5k or a sub 60 10k. While I know I can do the former, it is the latter I have … Continue reading The sub 60 challenge.