Archive for Hills

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 – 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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Running, falling and failing to finish … not all on the same day

This week started really well. I kicked off my new post half marathon recovery running. I made it out of bed every morning as planned. But I fell over on my warm-down back to the car after my hills session on Tuesday. Sometimes I feel like I fall too often. There’s always an uneven pavement […]

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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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Picking up where I left off in training

Week, month, six weeks …err two months or more since I last updated my training entries. OK so sometimes life gets in the way of a regular training, running and racing schedule. And there is no bigger ‘life in the way’ type activity than getting married. And get married is what I did. To be […]

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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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