For the first time in around 8 weeks I went our for a run last night. Oh. My.God.It wasn't just hard, it hurt.Yeah it was warm, but not excessively so to cause a problem, yet I struggled like it was 40C. I felt like a fat slug trying to run through quick sand. It wasn't … Continue reading a measurement of fitness
Favourite run vs favourite medal
What makes a race your favourite? The crowd support? Your perfect weather conditions? Having a good mindset the whole way through? Getting a PB? Each race has its own story which almost makes them all memorable - for different reasons. Sometimes it can be hard to make a choice and if i tried to do … Continue reading Favourite run vs favourite medal
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..?
My Journey – the first 2 years…
In the two years I've been running 'seriously' - as in training and running events, not just running for the love of it - I've had one hell of a fun time. There have been amazing highs and heart breaking lows. I've had fantastic races and great times. I’ve had bad runs, horridly slow runs … Continue reading My Journey – the first 2 years…
Half training, motivation
I had a short break (like a couple of days) upon returning from the Gold Coast and then jumped straight back into training, this time for Ross. I'm now wondering, with my motivation waning, whether I should have taken a longer break. I have moments where I run simply because I have to, not because … Continue reading Half training, motivation
Goals for the new year
I started this post late last year and since then things have changed quite a bit.... I responded to a Facebook post a few weeks ago about what were we going to do in 2017 to top what we had done this year. I thought a bit about this as there are several answers one … Continue reading Goals for the new year
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.
C2C – the one that started it all.
This is where it started 12 months ago. Twelve months ago when I was barely running and definitely not in any kind of competitive manner. I saw the ads in the paper and said "next year I'm going to run that". If only I'd known then what I know now. That by the time I … Continue reading C2C – the one that started it all.
Nearly time…and fulfilling a dream
This time last year I made the decision to run the City to Casino. I made this pledge when I was not doing much running, or not enough to really get anywhere, and had no inclination to do other events.An 11km road race that is huge in Hobart. Popular. And fast. ~runs off to google … Continue reading Nearly time…and fulfilling a dream