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!
There was a discussion on an ultra running Facebook group recently that sparked my attention. With the Surf Coast Century 100k trail run coming up in a little under two weeks, virgins to the distance are starting to freak out. Nothing new here, I've been a freaking out virgin on numerous occasions myself, it's part … Continue reading Don’t plan to DNF!
The drive into Rotorua was hard. Seeing the forest, smelling the Sulfur. Remembering the pre-race nerves and the post race excitement and relief of last year, it all came flooding back as tears down my cheeks. The disappointment was just so raw. But my husband was so excited to run this race and I was … Continue reading Thoughts on Being injured at a running festival
I did it. I signed up for a 100 mile trail race. The inaugural Tarawera 100 mile Endurance Run. And I have 83 days to prepare! (Insert peeing pants emoji here!) I've never ran 100 miles before. I'm an Australian, we run in kilometres. In February this year, I ran my first 100km trail run, … Continue reading I signed up for a 100 mile race…. now what?
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