Re-evaluating goals

I’m afraid this blog is going to have to wait a little longer for an actual ultra-runner to write these posts. Til then you’re stuck with me. I can’t go into it in any detail on such a public forum, but due to some family issues – no, that doesn’t mean I am pregnant!! –…

Not running

Aaah skiing, you will always be my first, most expensive, love. L-R My sister, me, my father, circa 1979 Years and years ago when I was about 3 months old, my parents invested in a lodge at Smiggin Holes, NSW,  that would turn out to be a big part of my life. The first year…

Should I run if I am sick?

I’m siiiick. Middle of winter bad cold siiiiick. And this week was meant to be my first week back into training. For what I am not sure yet, but at the very least I really need to get out there and start running regularly again. But I’m siiiick and there’s no real reason to train if…

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…

Surf Coast Trail marathon Race Recap

The Surf Coast Trail Marathon has a tagline: ‘Hardest or hilliest? NO. Just one of the most BEAUTIFUL coastal trails runs going’ and Saturday 27th June did not disappoint. Over 220 runners – only 72 of whom were women, including me – turned out for the solo marathon and we were treated to the sight of…

Want better results from your training? Change it up a little…

Welcome to my first Really Serious attempt at a marathon. The Surf Coast Trail Marathon of 2015 will be my 6th marathon attempt, but it is the first one I’ve had any high hopes for. It’s the first time I’ve had no trouble getting through all the workouts, no trouble doing all the long runs,…

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…

How to trick your lazy brain

Phew! How did we get to the end of April??? Time flies when you’re getting up at 5am right? My next ‘A’ race is the Surf Coast Trail marathon at the end of June, and I am well into the 12 week training program I have drawn up for myself, and it has reminded me…

Training while travelling

SO – obviously based on my lack of posts I have been very busy this year. This has been a Very Good Thing, but has also left me unable to update here as often as I want to. I am going to try to be more disciplined about it because it would be a shame…

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…