Category Archives: running

Marathon hopes dashed

As the sun sets on this rainy Saturday evening, so too it sets on my hopes for a sub 3 hour marathon in July.   Today the training plan called for 30km, with the first 10km fast (sub 4min/km pace) … Continue reading

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The sub 3 hour marathon training plan

With the 2014 Gold Coast Marathon fast approaching (13 weeks away), it’s time I mapped out a marathon training plan. The goal is simple: a sub 3 hour marathon. In theory, this is achievable based on last November’s 5km time … Continue reading

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Trails and tribulations with the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest 1.0

As I assemble my trail running gear and reach for a hydration pack, the SJ Ultra Vest presents a conundrum. On one hand, this is simply the most comfortable, lightest and least noticeable pack I’ve owned. But on the other … Continue reading

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100 runs in 100 days

I’m 35 days into my – possibly insane – mission of 100 runs in 100 days. To qualify as a run it must be either 6km long, or 30 mins – whichever comes first. I’m not worried if it gets … Continue reading

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Parkrunning

Two long years ago I was slumped forwards, hands on knees, gasping for breath and grinning wildly. I’d just run an 18:11 parkrun, dropped 1km from the line after a ding-dong duel that had been on almost from the start. … Continue reading

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The 100km running week

I am edging tantalisingly close to cracking the sub-18 for 5km, with an 18:05 PB at Main Beach parkrun a few weeks back. Surely, it’s mine? Any week now! Unfortunately, the desire to hit this goal has started to have … Continue reading

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The Daily Run

I’m just back in from my 31st day of running in January. I’ve run every single day of 2013 so far – at least 1 run per day, with a minimum of 30mins or 6km. It’s known as streak running, … Continue reading

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