Archive for Homebush

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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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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Training update …the challenge of quality and consistency

So now that everyone is up to speed with what’s been going on in my kitchen recently, the final piece in the puzzle is what’s been happening with my training. Weight loss had been one part of a cycle that has developed for me in recent months, the other two parts are consistent running and […]

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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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