Yes ok so it turned to shit and I didn't finish my race. I think everyone got that memo. And yes I've also reached the anger stage of the 5 Stages of Grief so bare with me here. In sorting through the emotions of falling short on such a big goal, I've been reflecting on … Continue reading Lessons from my first attempt at the Tarawera 100 miler
Category: Tarawera Miler
Time to call it: another DNF Tarawera 100 mile
It's 7 am here in Rotorua and if everything had gone to plan, I'd still be running. I'd hopefully be leaving the Redwoods aid station and completing the last 6 km of my first 100 mile race. But instead, I'm here, drinking coffee in my pjs on the back deck of an Air Bnb analysing … Continue reading Time to call it: another DNF Tarawera 100 mile
The prequel to the taper tantrum- 35 days to go!
With five weeks to go until my first 100 mile race and the panic and paranoia is starting to set in. It’s the prequel to the ultimate taper tantrum that often includes buying shit you don’t need, over analysing your training, foam rolling (because you literally have never used the thing) and research into all … Continue reading The prequel to the taper tantrum- 35 days to go!
Control. How much control can you have in 2021? A lot in some areas, not a lot in others. It seems crazy to be planning races and adventures and travel. It feels more exciting than it has in the past, more risky, more privileged. Maybe it’s because I couldn’t travel 5km last year, or because … Continue reading Training update
My 2021 Running goals
Yes it's true. I'm biting the bullet. It's only taken about 56 days and this bullet has been a hard pill to swallow. It's weird, I thought I had come through all that 2020 was rather well. It's all relative of course, but I considered myself one of the lucky ones. I mean if running … Continue reading My 2021 Running goals
I was only saying yesterday that Tarawera 102 k was my heroin and I’d been strung out chasing the dragon ever since. Yesterday, they offered me crack! The Tarawera 100 miler is here! See you down the rabbit hole folks! I’m doing it, I’m signing up, you can read all about my exploits and … Continue reading Trail crack