Archive for Canberra

Listen, act, learn … recover, run

I’m a writer and a reader, but I’m not always a listener. After a few weeks of heel pain that Dr Google suggested might be plantar fasciitis or some sort of tendonitis I finally went to see a podiatrist. After a thorough examination he said yep it probably was and that I should cut back […]

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Not all kilometres are created equal (or you get what you train for!)

Taking stock of recent and not so recent training A couple of things haven’t happened since mid-March according to my spreadsheets. I haven’t done a weights session and I haven’t been out on my bike. I fixed that today. A few things have happened since mid-March (not recorded on my spreadsheets :)). I moved house […]

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Time Trials & Running Buddies

There’s nothing like well-kept training records to remind you how fast you ran once. Struggling to the finish of a not particularly impressive club 5km time trial last Saturday despite some speed work this year and I’m tempted to think my best might be behind me. I’m no elite by any means but running is […]

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Running on Empty

It’s about 7 weeks until the Australian Running Festival in Canberra and I’ve signed up for the half marathon. I wasn’t going to this year since getting from Brisbane to Canberra has more logistical challenges than getting from Sydney to Canberra but I love this event and I’ve run it every year it’s been on […]

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Still Running …

I always seem to blog when I’m either earnestly training for a big event, banging out pbs as a result of consistent training that involves all the key elements of a good program (you know LSD/Tempo/Speed), or I’m in the throes of some bizarre diet with the express intention of losing 10% or more of […]

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Canberra Marathon: Update and Taper Training

My running buddy Manal and I have done a fair bit of running in the last 10 weeks.  Long ones, not so long ones, fast ones, not so fast ones. Last week (with four weeks to go) we concluded five days straight running with our longest run:  a solid 36km round our usual training ground […]

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Canberra Marathon: 6 Weeks to go …. WHAT?!

Its six weeks on Sunday until the Canberra Marathon. It’s my sixth marathon but I am no less anxious or excited about it than I have been for the five previous marathons I’ve run (well OK maybe the first one was a bit more special). This time round though the training has been more fun […]

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Canberra Marathon – Hitting Halfway in Training

With six weeks of my Canberra Marathon programme gone its seven weeks until race day and training with my running buddy Manal is progressing well. A quick summary of the last six weeks looks like this: Long Runs 21.1 Race – 1:41:27 25km – 5:32/km 30km – 5:19/km 35km –5:29/km 21.1 Race – 1:39:05 (my […]

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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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Canberra Marathon – Take Two

This time last year I was in the throes of a high mileage interpretation of the Pfizinger and Douglas marathon training program with my eyes firmly on the Canberra Marathon finishing line. And then all of a sudden I wasn’t. I spent the rest of the year happily working on short distance times and got […]

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