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
Off to the physio I go…
After my last post and the resulting abysmal runs I went off to the physio to see what she could help me with. Not only did I get really good information and help, with instructions on exercises to do, I felt embarrassed by and ashamed of my lack of form. This appeared to be my … Continue reading Off to the physio I go…
Out with the old…
I had read about this thing but having not done a lot of running before never experienced it for myself. The retirement of old running shoes. Generally around 800-1000km mark you are meant to swap over your shoes for maximum comfort and running...what's the word...you know, gait, style, stride..so you don't injure yourself. Two months … Continue reading Out with the old…
From zero to Ultra
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
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.
Marathon training back up and running!
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!
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.
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
Day 3 with my funky exercise sticks and all is going well. I don't want to say it's been easy, the combinations have been workable, with nothing too strenuous. That being said I will now have several days of hard work ahead of me. I have found it easy to actually get in and do … Continue reading Exercise sticks
Exercise that is not running (getting started)
There is one door in my house that is nearly half covered in A4 paper with several body part workouts. Arms, legs, abs, the LBD workout, a full body challenge.. you name it I've printed it out and it's up there ready for me to do something about it. I know that running (and diet) alone … Continue reading Exercise that is not running (getting started)