Movie Review: The Search for Freedom

I generally find sportspeople are not well suited to explaining just what it is about their sport they love. They try, but it always seems to boil down to unimaginative responses such as this gem from pro-snowboarder Annie Boulanger on why she’s so obsessed with boarding: “It’s like breathing. Like the best breath you can…

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…

What comes next…

Impatient? Who, me? I have been thoroughly enjoying my week off. I’ve enjoyed dreaming about running, thinking about running, planning my running – but most especially I have enjoyed not actually doing any running. I have slept a lot, eaten very well and watched a hell of a lot of TV, all whilst going to…