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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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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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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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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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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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Picking up where I left off in training

Week, month, six weeks …err two months or more since I last updated my training entries. OK so sometimes life gets in the way of a regular training, running and racing schedule. And there is no bigger ‘life in the way’ type activity than getting married. And get married is what I did. To be […]

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Thrills, spills and hills…

The week ended 27th March 2011 was an interesting one. Thanks to a wisdom tooth extraction on Monday, I was in Nurofen Plus land for a couple of days. I didn’t run on those days as the dentist said: ‘no exercise that might raise your blood pressure”. There was no Monday afternoon weights session with […]

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