the accidental ironman

the accidental ironman

“NOT ALL ADVENTURES ARE PLANNED, IN FACT THE BEST OFTEN AREN’T”~ me ~ well first of all, if you’re looking for more regular (sometimes daily, sometimes every few weeks or so) updates, then the social media updates page is where you want to be. having served its purpose as my journal in the first few years, […]

Jan 12 2019: park(run) life

Jan 12 2019: park(run) life

“I get up when I want except on wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen”~ blur, parklife ~ summary / notes another parkrun done with the boy – now I know he doesn’t share my love of parkrun to the same degree, but he is actually a bigger fan of it than his […]

Jan 10 2019: Run To The Hills

Jan 10 2019: Run To The Hills

“Oh will we ever be set free?”~ iron maiden, run to the hills ~ summary / notes so, running, and getting back to it… the good news is that I haven’t lost my endurance. I know this, every once in a while I go and do something stupid, like 12.5km on a tough trail, or […]

Jan 09 2019: eat it

Jan 09 2019: eat it

“get yourself an egg and beat it”~ Weird Al Yankovich ~ summary / notes today was a non-training day, but I thought I’d take the chance to talk about food a little more. as mentioned elsewhere, I’ve been interested in low-carb eating since reading about “primal” eating in relation to distance running / endurance sport. […]

Jan 08 2019: Tubthumping

Jan 08 2019: Tubthumping

“I GET KNOCKED DOWN BUT I GET UP AGAIN”~ chumbawamba ~ summary / notes so to kick things off, there’s a couple of adjustments with eating and training. firstly, I’m getting back into making an effort to cook real food, and following a low carb regime. secondly I’ve taken the training right back to basics, […]

in the beginning part two

in the beginning part two

it seems a lifetime ago that I was setting out on a voyage of transformation. of course, when I wrote my first post, it didn’t seem that big a deal; it was “just” me setting out to run a marathon. eventually. so much has happened since then, I’ve lost 30kg, run many marathons and ultras, […]

that was the year that was

that was the year that was

yes I know there’s still just under two weeks left in 2017, but I’m feeling in a bit of a reflective mood. 2017 was an interesting year, I started out with 75km (out of 100km) for the Australia Day Ultra, I got a bit of pace back doing a triathlon novice course with Perth Tri […]

GCAM Training Day 3

GCAM Training Day 3

With the triathlon Novice Course now completed, the focus has shifted to the next goal; Gold Coast marathon. I decided a while back that I wanted to give myself the best possible chance of a good run there, and so I spoke to Dave Alley about his online coaching. Now you may remember that Dave […]

off to a flying start

off to a flying start

a decent start to things was made yesterday. amongst everything else, I started to sketch out a rough plan of how I might fit things in. one of the key decisions was to aim to get back in the habit of going to bed at 9pm. this worked for me before, and hopefully will give […]

not feeling flat anymore

not feeling flat anymore

the title for this post has a double meaning. firstly it’s a reflection of how I am feeling, how re-energised and excited I am to be mixing up the training. I’ve obviously recovered from the ultra, and am now enjoying doing (much) shorter sessions, running relatively little, and giving swimming and cycling a go. the swimming […]