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
Well well well. After saying I was going to do it for at least three weeks, here we are at the end of a half successful week of “training”. I say half successful because I’m not entirely stoked with my week but I’ve come to realise that training is a bit of a work in … Continue reading Actually training: not just running, week 1
A few years ago, after an overly dramatic and just as lengthy storm off a course, I swore that I would only run a race if my heart was in it. That day I ran 20k of a 50k course only to crack the shits, question my why and turn around and storm back to … Continue reading Why I pulled out of a race the night before the run
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'm sitting here 4 weeks out from my A race, eating a hot cross bun in January (don't judge me!), feeling sorry for myself and lamenting over my crapping week of training. All week I've been listening to hormone related podcasts, each focusing on different aspects of how training impacts your hormones and body, about … Continue reading Training diary- Stress is stress, so calm the f down!
I've been a little slack with the old blog lately, so as part of my 2020 New Years Resolutions, you can now expect something from me each Sunday. It could be a weekly training recap, a race review or just some random thoughts on food, running, trails or whatever takes my fancy to be honest! … Continue reading Training diary- less than 50 days to go until Old Ghost
Anyone know who knows me or follows me on socials knows there are two very special pooches in my life, 6 year old lab x kelpie Freddo and his slightly OCD adopted younger sister, 4 year old kelpie Charlie. Freddo is just like any other lab, he loves people and food, in no particular order. … Continue reading Running with dogs
"Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” - Otto Von Bismarck It's been almost four weeks since my trot on the Old Ghost Road. My feet have healed, my ego callused and the paint has dried enough on my post race emotions to begin to dissect and rebuild. Here's some … Continue reading The 5 things you can learn from my Old Ghost Ultra
If you are a trail runner in Australia, NZ or Europe you have inevitably faced the list of mandatory gear required for some of the longer trail runs. From just a water bottle to a full set of thermals and wet weather gear, the amount of gear varies greatly across races. The amount and type … Continue reading Holy mandatory gear Batman!
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock. As you start to train and build up to a big race or event a rhythm forms. At first it's a little clunky, muscles hurt, calluses form, blisters come and go but after a while it builds to a gentle hum. Left, right, left, right, tick, tock, tick, tock. … Continue reading Less than two weeks to go… taper time