I stopped running and I didn’t die

I stopped running for a week and I didn't die! I had to go back into the archives of Strava all the way back to June 2015 to find a week without running. I had a run a 50k the week before and I guess I took a week off. I don't remember it. Honestly… Continue reading I stopped running and I didn’t die

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Two Bays 56k Trail Ultra- race recap

There are some races that people just bleat about. Oh the course is so amazing, the views are epic, the volunteers are incredible, the medals are the best ever, I’m sure you’ve heard it all before. The Two Bays Trail run, comprising of a 28K one way and a 56 K round trip option on… Continue reading Two Bays 56k Trail Ultra- race recap

Tarawera Miler Training Diary-Week 8- Ouch and Oops

There is nothing worse than someone telling you “I told you so”. It’s infuriating, frustrating and generally speaking quite annoying and a little patronizing.   So two weeks ago when things started to fall off the wagon and I felt tired and a little run down, I chalked it up to what it feels like… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary-Week 8- Ouch and Oops

Injured with 32 days to go!

Breathe, breathe, in, out, in, out. I am running my first 100 mile race in 32 days. And I have a niggle. A big one. Breathe out. You know what's a little funny (but not really), I've never had an injury before. A little bit (or a lot of) soreness but never an actual injury.… Continue reading Injured with 32 days to go!

Tarawera Miler Training Diary Week 7- Off the wagon

Marathon training has it's ups and downs. This week, week 7 of Tarawera Miler training was a down. A long list of downs. With only 34 days to go, I didn't really want to have a crappy week. I had taken it easy during the You Yangs New Years Rock around the Clock marathon, walking… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary Week 7- Off the wagon

Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 6

I know I know. Last week I said I was going to be better. Well I wasn’t. It’s now 10am Saturday, it’s going to be 43 degrees (110 F) and I’m sitting around waiting for the weather for change. Yep! I’d two coffees and a mango deep into a Grey’s Anatomy marathon. I’m sure I… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training Diary- Week 6

What I listen to on a run

When I talk to my non running friends about running a common theme bubbles to the surface; ‘don’t you get bored?’, ‘how do you keep going?’ I certainly didn’t wake up one morning and say to myself, ‘I’m going to run for 3 hours this morning’, it’s been a slow and gradual process over about… Continue reading What I listen to on a run

Tarawera Miler Training- Week 5

I’m here, I haven’t forgotten, I just got swamped with work and Christmas commitments. Tarawera Miler training Week 5! Shit this is going fast! I, however, am not. Training This week was an epic week of training. I honestly can’t believe I managed it. It was both physically and mentally exhausting with 5 runs, 4… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 5

Tarawera Miler Training- Week 4

Holy crap, it's been a month since I signed up for a 100 Mile race. Granted for me the word "race" is a little loose, it's more about making it to the end without using my life insurance. I'm super proud of myself for sticking with the plan for the past month. I've been a… Continue reading Tarawera Miler Training- Week 4

Oh dear- Where did my brains go?

I've had one of those weeks. Who knows the cause of it? Maybe it was last week's full on week of training, or not getting enough sleep or that time of the month but I seriously feel like I'm loosing my shit. Training has been a little bit blah this week but I've save the… Continue reading Oh dear- Where did my brains go?