A better way to set goals

It’s the New Year! The chance to turn your life around right? Well I don’t know about you but lately soooo many motivational posts I’ve seen have been boring and repetitive. Maybe it’s because I follow too many sports and fitness websites or perhaps it’s just that it was the holidays and people were getting lazy,…

Marathon Taper Week

It seems to me like this latest round of training has been and gone so quickly I didn’t even have time to get sick of getting up at 5am to run in the dark.  On Saturday 28th June I will be standing around with approximately 400 other strangers, in the cold and wind, ready to run…

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…

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…

Just breathe into this paper bag…

A very quick post because all I can think to type is OMG! OMG! OMG! the Melbourne Marathon is in… Gulp! Well, that and the fact that the organisers spelt ‘friends‘ wrong in their app email notification! I am veeeery hyper, so ready to go and can’t fall asleep each night because I have all…

Don’t Panic

How did it come to this? Yes, I am that person frantically googling exactly how long it takes to lose running fitness. Is it 3 days? 5 days? Exactly how far can you push it? I intend to find out. Not on purpose mind you. But due to a set of circumstances known as Losing Your…

Turbulent Taper Time

As I said in my last post I have never felt more ready for some time off running than right now. This is my fourth marathon and although the taper feels easier this time round it’s never actually as easy as you think it will be. You’ve put your everything into training for 4 months:…