It started innocently enough. Level 4 lockdown in Melbourne and Level 3 in Regional Victoria has been tough on my ultra running community. Daily there are rants in the Facebook group, confusion, frustration spilling into fair dinkum anger. People are doing all sorts of things to keep motivated and sane during this time. There are … Continue reading What? 45km on a treadmill?
“You will most likely loose the will to live”, were the comforting words provided by Old Ghost Race director Phil Rossiter, a mere 12 hours before the starting line count down of the Old Ghost Ultramarathon in Seddonville. I smiled, a nervous, excited smile. I remembered last year, I smiled. He was full of shit. … Continue reading Race recap- Old Ghost Ultra 2020
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!
2019. Well it wasn't as bad as 2018. 2018 was about rediscovering my love of running, of the process as David Roche would say, after being injured and sidelined for three months and attending my goal race on crutches. 2019 was about rebuilding my body for running. I started the year as I usually do … Continue reading 2019- A year of running in review
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
Sweet and endearing as it may sound, the Berry Long Run is more than just a play on words. Held every year in August for the past 5 years, the race that raises funds for children's charity, Berry Street is a favourite amongst Victorian runners but with only 40k and 70k distances is not at … Continue reading Race Review: Berry Long Run 70k
The forecast said showers. Anyone who lives in or around Melbourne knows the weather forecast should always be taken with enough salt to induce heart failure. Grains need not apply. "Showers" could mean 5 seconds of rain followed by a glorious sunny day and it could also mean flash flooding, winds that feel like they … Continue reading Race review: Surf Coast Trail Marathon
Oh Mount Macedon, you beautiful, complicated, soul destroying bitch. Last weekend, I returned to the scene of the crime, my first ever run back at the mountain that was my first foray into the bush and the kilometres past the marathon. To provide some perspective, my first experience was so traumatic that I waited 5 … Continue reading Race review: Mt Macedon 50k trail race
I have never been interested in Park Run. It's short and it's fast and I am good at neither of those. Anything short and fast is pretty much designed to hurt. I know I know I can hear you saying, what running 100km in the bush doesn't hurt? Well yes of course it does, but … Continue reading Popping the ParkRun cherry
In 2016, I ran the Maroondah Dam 50k. It was my second ultramarathon and my second trail race (yes my first trail race was a 50k). I struggled, I got lost, I made a great friend and I created a steaming pile of unfinished business out on the Tanglefoot loop. The course was new and … Continue reading Race review: Maroondah Dam Trail Race