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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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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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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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Fear of Stepping off the Path

Last week I got an ankle injury. The sensible thing would have been to swap my longest ever training week with following week’s planned rest week. But I didn’t swap – I pushed on and tried to complete the big … Continue reading

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