Archive for interval training

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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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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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: 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 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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