The last week or two have been frustrating with a hamstring injury and then leaning into the car and slightly straining my back - but I think I am back on track now ready for the River Run 100k of which I'm doing 20k next weekend! I've spent the last week or so in and... Continue Reading →
What a lovely fresh weekend it has been. Very cold in the mornings these days. I had to be up early this morning and really didn't want to a) get up in the dark and b) get out of bed until the air con (heating) was on - what a sook I am. Remembering the... Continue Reading →
I ran up Mount Cootha this morning, up along the road and back and it was a tough 10.5k run, the longest I have run since I got sick, and I felt every stride. I felt great afterwards but whilst running it I really had to fight to not stop and walk. It was a... Continue Reading →
Just on way home to eat and get things ready for my race tomorrow and thought I'd just ask (if there's anyone out there reading) what is your night before race diet? I'm intrigued as a lot of people don't bother too much what they eat, whereas others are meticulous in their race preparation. I'll... Continue Reading →
So training is going well so far this week. I think I mentioned already that I've entered the Ipswich Park2Park. Nothing like a nice hilly 5k to get the legs going. I did my first training run last week around the course and it was -1! I'm not too good at running in the heat... Continue Reading →
I seem to be developing a pattern this year when it comes to races - I get sick right before! I have the Mothers Day 8k tomorrow and I am feeling rough. The last race I did which was the International Women's Day race I was sick the day before and shouldn't have really run... Continue Reading →
I start my new schedule tomorrow which I intend to get me a PB for a 5k and 10k this year. It's tough but I am determined that I will achieve it. I found when I first started running that I really needed guidance of where to start and how to know I was really... Continue Reading →
So the rain stayed away and I got to run my race. I was actually really nervous before walking down from work to the river - I guess it's because I hadn't trained for the race - even though it was only a 5k I like to always feel prepared. I turned up and was... Continue Reading →
It's the Bridge to Brisbane 10k on Sunday, my last race for a little while. I think I am ready although I haven't trained this week. Going to do a speed session tomorrow morning and that should do me to be honest as I still have the half marathon training on my legs.
I was pretty prepared but not prepared for the fact that Townsville was warmer than Brisbane, much warmer in fact...I was always told by my running partner back in the UK who got me through the London marathon that if it is hot then all bets are off speed wise for the race. So I decided time wise that I would take it easy in the race and not push things after previously having done that and ending up in an ambulance in London...