The beginning..As many of you know, I have been a bit all over the place this last few months. Running has hit an all time low after an amazing year. Injury, unsure of where I'm going and what I want to achieve.I've had such an amazing run (pun totally intended) over the last three years … Continue reading New name, new ideas.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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….