When I talk to my non running friends about running a common theme bubbles to the surface; ‘don’t you get bored?’, ‘how do you keep going?’ I certainly didn’t wake up one morning and say to myself, ‘I’m going to run for 3 hours this morning’, it’s been a slow and gradual process over about … Continue reading What I listen to on a run
I’m here, I haven’t forgotten, I just got swamped with work and Christmas commitments. Tarawera Miler training Week 5! Shit this is going fast! I, however, am not. Training This week was an epic week of training. I honestly can’t believe I managed it. It was both physically and mentally exhausting with 5 runs, 4 … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 5
Holy crap, it's been a month since I signed up for a 100 Mile race. Granted for me the word "race" is a little loose, it's more about making it to the end without using my life insurance. I'm super proud of myself for sticking with the plan for the past month. I've been a … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 4
I've had one of those weeks. Who knows the cause of it? Maybe it was last week's full on week of training, or not getting enough sleep or that time of the month but I seriously feel like I'm loosing my shit. Training has been a little bit blah this week but I've save the … Continue reading Oh dear- Where did my brains go?
Some people may say I'm a fad dieter. I call it being a scientist and experimenting, where n=1. Without going deep and long form over my dieting history, it is safe to say there have been ups and downs in both weight and my mental attitude towards it. Mentally I've been unhealthy thin and unhealthy … Continue reading Thoughts on food- The Food diary
My legs, my legs, I can't feel my legs. Actually I can, they bloody hurt! My coach is trying to kill me. I'm not sure which workout exactly killed my poor sticks but today's long run was excruciating. I'm pleasantly surprised that I don't have many cuts and bruises. My legs were so heavy that … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 3
When people find out you are a runner, there are usually two things they want to talk about, why you don't have a car (which I do by the way) and gear. It starts with shoes and usually ends in the deep dark hole of GPS watches. I've been experimenting with gear for a little … Continue reading All the gear- What do I use?
Well well welcome back to the training diary. As I said with Week 1, I've been following a SquadRun program for a while whilst incorporating a few of my own little researched quirks. After a bit of my own research, I decided to create my own experiment (n=1) using the Zone 2 heart rate training … Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 2
The second instalment of the You Yangs Trail series. Last week we looked at the Saddle Back Track. HERE HERE HERE Today we are going to the top of the You Yangs Regional Park, Flinders Peak. Described as 450 granite steps, the track up to the top of the You Yangs curls its away around … Continue reading Get out there: You Yangs- Flinders Peak