31 May 2013 – species

31 May 2013 – species

  Gotta love a Friday that starts with a lie-in (in relative terms). Legs and knees not to bad after yesterday’s run, so hopefully with a rest today, the 19/20km long run tomorrow will be without incident. 2 weeks to go… 04:30 – almond crunch cereal. 2 slices toast, butter & vegemite. orange juice 05:25 […]

30 May 2013 – here comes the war

30 May 2013 – here comes the war

  woke up feeling refreshed after a solid night’s sleep, slipped on the running gear, headed out the door and 30 seconds later got completely soaked! still, it’s only water. the two hardest things about running in the rain at 4 in the morning are avoiding deep puddles and avoiding injury by slipping/sliding/twisting. with a […]

29 May 2013 – 51st State

29 May 2013 – 51st State

  looks like the mention of tiredness and aching legs yesterday was an indicator of how today was going to pan out… had a great sleep, woke up with just enough time to get to work. so no 10km row, but feeling better for it. 04:30 – 2 slices toast, ham, tomato, cheese. orange juice […]

28 May 2013 – March of the Levellers

28 May 2013 – March of the Levellers

  oh my legs, my legs… they were a bit on the achy side when I woke up this morning, so I wasn’t expecting to set a personal best for the 6.5km (ish) run. that said, the run followed a familiar pattern; a bit wince-inducing at the start, but thoroughly enjoyable once I’d warmed up. […]

27 May 2013 – Caravan of Love

27 May 2013 – Caravan of Love

it’s been a few days since the last journal entry, so here’s a brief roundup of the weekend. it was an important milestone weekend in terms of the marathon training – this is the longest “long run” I will do before the marathon in 3 weeks time. I am now entering the “tapering” period, where […]

23 May 2013 – No Expectations

23 May 2013 – No Expectations

  my right thigh still has a bit of a “dead leg” feel, so I knew this morning’s run was going to be on the slow side. but that didn’t matter – in the end it was all about getting out there, letting the muscles warm up and ease a little, and basically enjoying it! […]

22 May 2013 – Alcohol Is Free

22 May 2013 – Alcohol Is Free

  really starting to love the way my body knows what it needs. today it needed a little more sleep, and my legs needed a break from training. so it woke up late, leaving me no time for the gym. it was honestly the very thing that is needed – my thighs in particular have […]

what a delightful way to spend a sunday morning

what a delightful way to spend a sunday morning

it was “only” a long run training session, as part of the lead-up to the Perth Marathon in June. well, that’s what I kept trying to tell myself, but the butterflies and excitement built up anyway. intending to do some computer work on the saturday, I found that I couldn’t concentrate. so I gave in, […]

21 May 2013 – Waiting for the Sun

21 May 2013 – Waiting for the Sun

  after finding it quite uncomfortable to walk at times yesterday, I didn’t quite know what to expect this morning. The legs weren’t too bad when I got up, but the first few steps of the “run” (more like a shuffling jog) made sure to remind me of how much work they’d been asked to […]