Why Race Day shouldn’t be your reason to run

Every year around this time my ULUR website fees come due, and every year I toss up whether to pay them and keep this very sporadically maintained blog going. And never more so than after recent events. The start of my Surf Coast Century 2018 looked like this: And ended with me standing, frozen in…

Altering perception of effort – Part 1

Your perception of effort is all in your mind. And your mind is a wussy, snivelling brat. The days of no pain, no gain have been out of fashion for a while now, but no one has ever seriously suggested that you can train, and get better, without really pushing your body to its limits….

January Jumble Post

I’m feeling a bit scattered and a lot busy this month. It’s bright and sunny and the outdoors is calling me, but I’m back at work and haven’t properly organised my training routine; reality is truly setting in. New Year’s resolutions are lots of fun to make and it can be all too easy to…

Well, Surf Coast Trail Marathon sucked…

How do you get over a shitty race? I’ve been mulling this one over in my mind for a few days now, wondering whether to write it up or not. I never bothered to write up my DNF at Two Bays. It was too depressing to think about. My first and only DNF and I still…

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!! –…

You know you’re a runner when…

  Does it sometimes seem as though running has caused this to happen to your brain? Poor hubby, he’s in there somewhere Never fear! I have spent some time studying the pros and cons of Runnitis* (no, that’s not some severe gastrointestinal disorder, it’s my sciency term for being addicted to running) and I have come up…

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…