Be prepared

  One of the best things you can do in training for any race is to prepare yourself for what conditions will be like on race day. This is even more true of both trail and longer events where small problems can become big ones over the course of the run. Knowing the condition of…

Are you really a really Real Runner?

On our long run last Saturday ULUR Sister and I were discussing those people who insist that you’re not really a runner if you walk during a race. Or any run. It’s one of those subjects that – to put it mildly – seems to divide opinion. Obviously you know which side of the fence…

The Puffing Billy Great Train Race recap

You’ll have to wait till my next post to get the full details as to why, but today’s race was more of a hard training run than the all out assault I’d originally planned. The Puffing Billy Great Train Race (GTR) is one of those iconic races unique to Melbourne. With a cap of 3300…

Run Drink Sleep Repeat…

…to paraphrase Fatboy Slim. A few weeks ago I figured out that because Easter break and Anzac day fell within in the same week I could take a judiciously placed 3 days off in between and score myself a 10 day holiday. So I did. The boss later sarcastically thanked me for causing a mass…

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…