Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Cross training and the cycle to work.

Week consisted of swimming 3 km 2 in sea and 1 in pool. Cycle total was only 80km running 24km so will need to ramp up the running again.


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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Approx 20 Weeks to go Race number 4

After last year's "successful" disaster of 31 hours, and nearly 4 months of recovery I hesitated to put my name forward for race number 4. So I have set some goals to reach through the training plan and providing I can stay on track then I will be on the start line.
Already off to a bad start when I twisted my ankle and inflamed the tendons 2 weeks ago after a 25Km run but feeling rested now and will hopefully be back on track by the end of the week. Ibroprofen really is a fantastic drug.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Race

Here we go again, 3rd time and the least amount of training I have done to date. Its been difficult this year balancing family and work with running as I have been traveling so much.
This year I am running to raise awareness of Meningitis due to the tradegy in Febuaey when my Nephew Leo died. Leo Good
We will see how far I get, and will try and keep a live update as I go through the checkpoints.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

11 Weeks to go, 2 Weeks to Fling

Panic setting in now, a chest infection kept me out for 2 weeks started back on Thursday with a 90 min hill run, felt awful. Then traveling and parenting meant no running Fri-Sat so this morning the plan was to get up early and go do a 6 hour trail run with 2000m ascent. After finaly dragging my ass out the bed at 8:30 and getting coffee and breakfast into me the chances of a 6 hour run were dwindling. Instead I opted for a fast 20km hill run straight up the side of one of our local hills 10km up. I was about 7 mins slower than previous pb so all in all I shouldn't be too disapointed. BUT I have not done any runs further than 40km this year or 5 hours where as the past 2 years I have done several 5hour plus runs. In less than 2 weeks I will be starting the Fling an 85km trail race that has a time limit so I cant even take it easy and hope for the best. I have always said that 90% of this race is in the head so I think I will have to prove it this year, though I wish I had done the last 10% training. As there is always a silver lining the trees are pollonating today and the air was a thick yellow soup so I hate to think what my lungs are like a 5 hour run may have resulted in several pine trees taking root in my alveoli.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

13 Weeks to Go

A 40km run on the Sunday with nearly 1800m ascent, climbed in the pool at the end to cool down the legs which was harder than the run itself. As it was my birthday the kids had made a cake which was just what I needed to help wash down the beer.

14 Weeks to Go

Been neglecting the blog site again, Finaly starting to ramp up to the bigger runs hope I have not left it too late this year as previously I was doing 60km+ by end of Febuary but this always led to injuries so idea this time is to ramp later.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

20 Weeks to go

Skiing all day Sunday meant I had to do the long run on the Saturday and parenting dictated that it was late afternoon so not as far as I wanted but opted for a hill run on steep forest track up to Tourettes from Roquefort kept it slow but was still suffering. Did some fast 1km sections in the weekly runs plus a fast Friday run.