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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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Interview with Australian Marathon Champion Rob de Castella

Australians of a certain age still get goose bumps recalling the final few hundred metres of the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games marathon. After 42 kilometres of cat-and-mouse, 25-year-old local favourite Robert de Castella glided past Tanzanian Juma Ikangaa one last time to finish a pace-perfect race and win gold for his country. Punching the air […]

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Resting then running then racing … again!

After a big weekend of racing last weekend I took a couple of days off to recover. Actually Tuesday was an unscheduled rest day. I did get up for my hills session, but it was 4:40am and I had a 7 hour round trip drive to Canberra that day – I was heading down to […]

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Running, training, motivation…and taper

Week ending Sunday 22nd May 2011. This was a little bit of a strange training week. Motivationally I started to flag a little as training has been pretty intensive in the last 6 weeks. Also I have been particularly conscious of not yet having completed a training run of 35km or thereabouts. Great though it […]

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In training…consistency pays

Week ending Sunday 15th May 2011. I never know whether replacing a 30km plus run with a 21.1km race is a good or bad thing during marathon training. This week ended with the Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, and I spent a lot of the week dithering about whether I would run the 10km from […]

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