It was all going well until it wasn't. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it all falls in a heap. And sometimes it gets all muddled up. Which is what happened for my last race. I was all over the training, and then I was over the training. Life and general busyness got in the way and … Continue reading City 2 Casino 11k (7k)
There’s a lot to be said about not putting expectations on yourself and having fun while you run. You never know, you may get a pb. The same goes for strength workouts and intervals. You probably get where I’m going here. I raced on Sunday. I did really well. I’m proud of myself. The forecast … Continue reading Run Devonport – 18/3
You’ve run a marathon, you’ve run more halves than you can count (training runs included) and now you decided you want to have a training plan for 10km runs. Whaaat??? The answer is pretty simple. To help me get enjoyment out of running again. Less pressure on performance, and more on fun. At Ross last … Continue reading The 10km plan
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
This year I have had many awesome runs, many less than ideal runs. I've run over 915kms as if writing this, I've run PB's and completely fallen short of them. I've learnt many things about myself, about my body, my mind and my strength. I am stronger, fitter and happier than I was in January. … Continue reading The end of an amazing year means….
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
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.
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.
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.
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