Archive for sydney striders

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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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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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 – 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 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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Training Update – three weeks ended Sunday 9th September

For those interested in a bit more detail about my training, the last three weeks is scheduled out in the tables below. My highlights are definitely a speed improvement – in Monday intervals, my 5km time trial and my 10km race. It’s difficult to tell whether that has come more from weight loss or just […]

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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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Surviving winter and other training exploits

I stopped blogging. I’m not really sure why; maybe because I became a bit disengaged with running, or at least with telling everyone about it (though my Facebook friends might be inclined to disagree since the only thing I seem to talk about on Facebook is running and the gym). It could be because I […]

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Low Mileage High Intensity Running Plan

If you hadn’t already guessed by now, I’m a great one for running plans. If I haven’t got a plan with at least a vague goal at the end of it my running tends to become all flimsy and unfocussed. Early morning battles with the doona are lost more often, and ‘I’ll catch up later […]

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