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..?
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)
And why do you do it? I got thinking about this at work today after a customer came in - Not wearing her active wear like she usually does - and we commented about the 3 sets of clothes we have. Work wear, gym wear and dressing up. My colleague asked what gym she uses … Continue reading What’s your exercise?
The usual pre race nerves set in a few days before hand. The weather, my bib, clothes, food and hydration, getting there on time. My training had gone well and I was feeling good, ready to start and finish the race - enjoying it all the way. We arrived at the start with plenty of … Continue reading Run the Bridge, Feb 18
After a month or more off and doing pretty well nothing since Point to Pinnacle I was sorely under trained for this race. I made an effort to get a few runs in and mediocre strength training, at least so my joints would be able to manage to movement. Each run was tough and wore … Continue reading Cadbury 10k – 14/1/18
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…
Yep, it's that time of the year again. Point to Pinnacle is coming up in just over a week (not 4 days like I thought) and I'm starting to get those nervous feels. The everyday regular nerves that come before something big happens. Nerves that happen in various degrees before a race - the bigger … Continue reading The toughest race is ahead….
After a rocky training schedule I started race day with one thing in mind. Finish the race. During my interrupted training I knew I was good for the distance so decided to continue as I could with whatever strength and stretching routines I could muster up. On the day I drove to Ross with a … Continue reading Ross 2017 – 21.1km
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
I get to my corral and, feeling a moment of relief, settle for what feels like half a second to catch my breath. Still feeling a little panicked and out of breath I take off my jacket, and yank on the tutu, all a little too fast to be comfortable. Tying the jacket to the … Continue reading GCAM 17 part 2, the race