Archive for training

Gym swings, food facts and more kilometres run …

Until yesterday I was almost convinced I was about to change my gym. But lying in bed last night I had second thoughts. Part of the appeal was undoubtedly the thrill of something new – a new gym, a new routine. But a new routine isn’t new for long. So then I started to think […]

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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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Random musings on my recent running

I’ve run about 245km in April so far and my last 6 runs have all been 15km at varying average speeds. Yesterday and the same time last week I trotted round in an average of about 5:17/km but today I was a bit knackered and it was 5:30/km. The quicker ones have usually been after […]

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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 – 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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Running … just another reason to buy shoes?

Years ago, before I was a runner, ASICS seemed to be the running shoe brand of choice and if I recall correctly Kayanos were top of the range. I had a pair once, I think they were 7s (or maybe 8s or 9s) anyway it was a while back. Back then I was more into […]

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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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The Effect of Gym Training on my Running

Back in February, about nine weeks into my high mileage Pfitzinger and Douglas Canberra marathon training program, I decided I didn’t want to run the full marathon and downgraded to the half.  My training diary since then makes interesting reading for someone planning to run a half marathon. When I decided to skip the marathon […]

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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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