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,…

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…

It’s not that easy…

Everyone has negative people in their lives, and in spite of the many articles out there that supposedly tell you how to prune these people from your social circle, sometimes it’s just not possible. Maybe they’re a co-worker, a relative,  a mutual friend you can’t avoid, or, god forbid even a partner. Case in point…

The 2014 Run Melbourne Half Marathon Race Recap

It may have been darkest before the dawn at the start of this year’s Run Melbourne Half Marathon (start time of 7am, geeez!!) but the weather couldn’t have been more accommodating. ULUR Brother #1’s Game Face. He told me he was ‘focussing’ on the race. Must have worked – he clocked in at under 2 hours. Not…

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…

Run for the Kids – Race day recap

After a week of near constant rain Sunday 13th April dawned crisp and sunny – luckily for us Mother Nature had moved up to Far North Queensland to persecute Cooktown and its surrounds with Cyclone Ita so we were off the hook for now. I had somehow – finally – managed to get myself motivated enough about a race…

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…

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…