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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 (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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The Runner’s Handshake

Since deciding not to run the Canberra Marathon my recent training has been inconsistent, to say the least, so when I ran the 10km race at the Sydney Marathon Clinic last Sunday I was happy to find that I was still able to keep it under 50 minutes. Part of the reason for that was […]

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Canberra Marathon Training – Week Five & Six

I’m feeling in good shape as the endurance only phase of the Pfitzinger and Douglas 18 week marathon training programme comes to an end. Six weeks of the programme have gone already, so there’s only another 12 weeks until the Canberra Marathon :). Nine weeks of hard work and three weeks of taper. Not so […]

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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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