Archive for 10km

10km or not 10km … that is the question

I used to run 10km races all the time as a Sydney Strider. I ran my 10km pb at one of the monthly races as well as lots of other nearly but not quite pb times. But when I moved to Brisbane in October 2014 (well the-Redlands-so-not-really-Brisbane but let’s not quibble about a few kilometres […]

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Canberra Marathon Long Run: Big Bigger Biggest … so far

I didn’t make it to the first Sydney Striders race of the 2013 10km Series. I had my first 30 something kilometre (OK just 30km) Canberra marathon training run scheduled for the following day and after a busy week of running I was tired and needed the day off. Plus it was raining cats and […]

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Training Update – three weeks ended Sunday 9th September

For those interested in a bit more detail about my training, the last three weeks is scheduled out in the tables below. My highlights are definitely a speed improvement – in Monday intervals, my 5km time trial and my 10km race. It’s difficult to tell whether that has come more from weight loss or just […]

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Hills and intervals – one out of two ain’t bad in this week’s training

This week’s training was a little bit hit-and-miss. It started well but I am still having a problem getting out of bed for intervals on a Thursday morning. This is partly due to the cumulative effects of two late nights at Uni on Tuesday and Wednesday. Combine that with the 5:20am start my running buddies […]

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Marathon taper: Method or madness?

2 weeks ending Sunday 5th June 2011   There has been a lot of racing in my programme in the last eight weeks. 3*10km races; 3*half marathons and a 25 km race to be precise. In the last eight weeks! But also a few pbs: 10km (see below); half-marathon and 25km. *** Of course I […]

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Train faster to race faster – training update

For reasons to do with not overloading my blog with entries that look the same while it is still part of my university assessment, I haven’t updated this section for a while. But things got interesting in my training world so it’s time to catch up. You know what they say about training faster to […]

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