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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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Hervey Bay 100 Race Report

It was great to finish, but… Hervey Bay is a beautiful place. It’s a few days after the race and we are still here – relaxing by the pool, strolling along the beach, playing at the free water-park, coffees overlooking … Continue reading

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He’s BACK! Again. But for how long?

I just found an unpublished blog post, written by me, one year ago – almost to the day. I was celebrating the return of my run, after a long battle with injury. It was never finished. A few days after … Continue reading

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Race withdrawal – Common-sense or fear?

Daily I struggle with a dilemma. Should I do the Tararua Mountain Race? Am I thinking about pulling out because I can’t get ready in time? Or am I scared? Fear (or the “fear of fear”) is a powerful motivator … Continue reading

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A tale of two sports

The last two months have been bizarre. On the one hand, my bike fitness has gone from strength to strength. On the other hand, my run fitness has completely dissolved! The catalyst for this seven weeks ago, when I tore … Continue reading

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Two torn muscles and a stress reaction

The results from the MRI on my left calf are in. “…intermediate grade myotendinous junction partial thickness tear of strain injury of the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle in the mid-calf…” “Low grade myotendinous junction tears or strain injuries … Continue reading

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How should I pace my return-from-injury race?

It looks like I might be able to run – possibly the whole half marathon. Only a week ago I was telling myself that my goal now was just to finish. But wait! If I can run… OH NO! The … Continue reading

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The Nervous Comeback Run

I just ran the 30 min don’t-stray-far-from-home, I-hope-my-injury-doesn’t-reappear run. And survived! What a nervous time these comeback runs are! I’ve had a few false starts over the past 3 weeks, with one 6km run only lasting 600m! After aggravating the … 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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The Dark Times

When I first started this blog, I fully intended to write an open, honest account about both the good times and the bad, the ups AND the downs. That’s turned out to be pretty hard. For starters, it turns out … Continue reading

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