Archive for half marathon

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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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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Half Marathon Training Update

Juggling a busy job and an aggressive training regime can be difficult and send you quickly running back to the drawing board (or your old running logs in my case) for a bit of a rethink when it all starts to get a bit much and you’re waking up at your desk with your face […]

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Central Coast Half Marathon – Week One Training

My running since the Canberra Marathon back in April has been pretty erratic. With the exception of a week’s skiing holiday in August I think I have run more or less a few times each week since then, but of course since I hid the Garmin for a month after Canberra there’s a bit of […]

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Central Coast Half Marathon Plan – 8 Weeks of Fun

As promised here’s what I’m hoping to do over the next 8-9 weeks. Let’s see how it goes – so far so good this week :).    

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Central Coast (HM) or Bust!

There’s nothing like a poorly executed marathon followed quickly by the onset of winter to knock the wind out of your training (and blogging) sails. And so it was that in April this year, having toughed out the Canberra marathon to scrape a sub 4 hour finish instead of the hoped for 3:30 I hid […]

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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 – 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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