Crossing the finish line was the greatest moment of my day. I was exhausted but happy, I had finished a tough race, and in what I thought was a good time. Walking through the finish area I was unsure what to do for a brief moment, but following the other runners I saw the signs… Continue reading GCAM 17, part 3, post race 🏁
It’s been a while since I’ve posted here and so much has happened. Let me tell you the short version … My physio has been an enormous help with some very good exercises – changing things slightly so I am comfortable with the action and seeing the desired good form and result. My squats have… Continue reading And so the training begins
I had read about this thing but having not done a lot of running before never experienced it for myself. The retirement of old running shoes. Generally around 800-1000km mark you are meant to swap over your shoes for maximum comfort and running…what’s the word…you know, gait, style, stride..so you don’t injure yourself. Two months… Continue reading Out with the old…
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt through long runs and marathon training, it’s how I like to recover after a long run. Short runs, like a five or ten k requires a slightly vastly different routine than that of a 20+ km run. Not having the time to do my usual recovery session recently, I… Continue reading Post workout recovery – what I choose to do.
Training for a marathon is hard work. It takes a lot of hard work. Dedication. Commitment. Resilience. I have all of these, just not always and not all at the same time when I probably should have. Like now, when I’m in marathon training mode. My lack of any decent running over the last few… Continue reading Marathon training back up and running!
After a four-week hiatus due to my own silly expectations and burning myself out with races I am back into it. And while it was nice to let my body rest, I also felt the sludge creeping back in which made me feel worse about not running. So I bit the bullet and did it.… Continue reading Marathon (#1) training has started
I’m still getting into the hang of writing again after such a long break so this will be a short sweet post. The one I started earlier is full of words and just a bit much right now. On February 14th I did the 10k ‘Run the Bridge’ event. This is an event which is held all over… Continue reading Run the Bridge – 14 Feb