Warning, rant about boobs ahead…

If you think you can cope with me talking about my chest ladies and what I do with them when I run then read on, as we play a terrifying game of potluck I call Let’s go buy a sports bra! I hadn’t bought a sports bra for about 3 years due to the fact that I find the…

Marathon training: what not to do

Do you want to hear a horror story? It’s pretty scary. It’s called The Day I Almost Ruined Everything. Leave the light on for this one. Two weeks ago I ran a horrific 34k long run that ended with a 5k death march and the feeling ‘never again!’ (yeah right!). However, I felt pretty good the…

Four willpower strengthening tricks for your inner two year old…

As anyone with children or a pet knows, bribery is very, very effective. Even the littlest incentives can help a lot. Last post I spoke about the drop back week and how it is a great way to refresh body and soul before another onslaught of physical and mental stress during training. With my week…

How to quickly and safely increase your mileage…

…otherwise known as “famous last words.” As part of my training for the Surfcoast Trail Marathon I’ve just completed my highest mileage week since September last year. Not shown in this picture: the fact it rained the ENTIRE time on that 18k run And I needed to, or I wouldn’t be able to hit my long…

A week in which nothing much happened and I have a rant…

This past week has been uneventful which is a good thing, really. Although it does narrow down the amount of bitching and moaning I can do, haha. No sign of any niggles, and I had a really strong long run where I accidentally did 17k instead of 15k.  I seem to be doing this more often…

A cross training problem…

If you’re anything like me one of the more enjoyable parts of training is filling out your daily running (or exercise) journal. I love getting fancy with my Excel spreadsheet, highlighting each form of exercise in different colours, listing whether the run was road or trail, logging speed work, hill reps and weekly mileage totals….

Weekly roundup: 11th March – 17th March

Not a bad week just gone:The best bit about it is that I had a very assorted week while still ending up with a reasonable mileage (~33k total). The swimming was extremely beneficial. I went on Monday simply because it was a nice sunny public holiday – Labour Day – here in Vic and I…

It’s boring being patient

And I must say I’m pretty sick of it. However I am still calling 2014 the Year of Smart Training. Patience, persistence, focus. Plus a little bit of avoiding Facebook because my green eyed monster just can’t stand seeing other people’s posts on all the races and workouts they’re doing while I sit at home trying to feel good…

My Top 5 Trail Runs

I have had a very exciting time training during my second and third weeks back. Resting HR is back down under 50, occasionally hitting 46, running is coming along in leaps and bounds. I started last week completing about 3.5k out of a 7k run and finished with 6k out of 7k done and this…

I’m baaaaack….Returning to running after a break

I always feel conflicted getting back into training after a break. I either think: 1)      Why did I stop I am so unfit I will never get back to where I was OR 2)      I can’t wait to do everything right this time round a fresh start is so exciting As with most things in…