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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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Big Hairy Audacious Goals

Last week I ran a 3000m Time Trial around a local lake, and lowered my PB from 11:07 to 10:45. I started playing around with the McMillan Running Calculator to see how this fared against my 5km time of 18:11 … Continue reading

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Chasing silly goals

I’ve been using the Strava Climbing Challenge to give me some ride motivation. It’s a ridiculous quest: climb 32,099 metres in 47 days. That’s 683m every day, or 4,781 metres every week. I’d climbed a total of 3,000m in the … Continue reading

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Mountains or Valleys?

Mountains or Valleys? I have a choice to make. A holiday to NZ, a chat with a friend, and suddenly I find myself agreeing to do the 2012 Tararua Mountain Run. 35km over the Southern Crossing of the Tararuas. 2,250m … Continue reading

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Surviving an Injury

It’s now two and a half weeks since I tore my right calf muscle. I still can’t run and the my target race (the Gold Coast Half Marathon) is less than three weeks away. And, I’m worried! I’m not worried … Continue reading

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