week 28 ends

week 28 ends

so Christmas week was a bit of a mixed bag – after taking a tumble on Wednesday, I skipped training on Thursday due to the after-effects of the stack (that familiar battered feeling). Then on Christmas Eve, the plan was to run from Canning River to Shelley Foreshore and back, then run Canning River parkrun […]

traditional pre-event stack

traditional pre-event stack

I wasn’t really looking forward to today’s training, but once I started running i actually felt surprisingly good; the legs were still a little tired from the weekend, but overall I didn’t feel too bad at all! The tiredness probably helped contribute to what I have taken to calling my “traditional pre-big-event stack”. I fell […]

week 28 commences

week 28 commences

as the rest of the world gears up for Christmas, I commence the first of two 75km weeks. Thanks to the timing of Australia Day Ultra, my peak training weekends are Christmas and New Year… my taper starts on Jan 2nd! 27 weeks done, some awesome events and memories along the way, and now just […]

25 Oct 2016 – we are Australian

25 Oct 2016 – we are Australian

  there’s not much else I can talk about today, because I am simultaneously excited, overawed, overwhelmed and pinching myself. later today I will be part of the athlete’s parade, at the welcoming ceremony of Perth 2016, World Masters Athletics Championships! now yes I do know it’s not a qualifying event, and yes I know […]

21 Oct 2016 – roar

21 Oct 2016 – roar

  in case you wonder about the music videos… it’s something I did with my daily journal posts originally, and will either be a favourite song that comes to mind, something long-forgotten that pops into my head, a song that I hear at the gym or on the way to work etc… today’s video is […]

20 Oct 2016 – firestarter

20 Oct 2016 – firestarter

  the observant among you will have noticed a few things about food and training lately: they are back on track my runs have been kept in the aerobic zone I am skipping less and being more consistent I think a lot of this has come about because I knew things needed tightening up, and at the same […]

19 Oct 2016 – the end

19 Oct 2016 – the end

  sadly not had too much time for journal updates lately, though I have now made some code changes to embed strava links and maps in these posts… now if only My Fitness Pal would provide similar embed capability… Food Diary for Oct 19th 2016 (Click to Open)

16 Oct 2016 – moon shadow

16 Oct 2016 – moon shadow

  well that was a busy week, generally stayed on track with training and eating, and now finishing the week with a 12km night trail run (last night) and a scheduled  26k run to squeeze in at some point today. a few small changes have occurred in the past few weeks, and the net result […]

13 Oct 2016 – this is what you came for

13 Oct 2016 – this is what you came for

  busy day again today, still not being consistent with the walk breaks and hydration, however there is definitely progress being made, with habits and routines being tightened up and brought back into line, training going well with the body starting to feel a little tighter and trimmer, and recovering pretty well. hard to believe, […]

11 Oct 2016 – Listen

11 Oct 2016 – Listen

  another day that started pretty well – woke feeling reasonably refreshed and definitely feeling a positive impact from doing my runs at an easier pace. will keep that up for a few weeks, then start pushing the intensity on the shorter Tuesday and Thursday sessions. expecting to see some shift in the numbers the next […]