5 Essential Elements I Include In Base Training

We will cover 5 essential elements that go into my base training week. First we’ll run through a quick recap of my latest week of training to give you some context: Base Training Recap Monday was scheduled for a 1hr40min run at Zone 2. I ran on my local...

Slow Fitness: Benefits of a Slow Build

There are advantages with starting again. A clean slate. A fresh start. My return to running started with a 3 week block. As unexciting as it is, there were no epic training sessions. No…”I ran so far on no training” type stories. Instead we take a slow approach to...

10 Weeks Stuck Walking Took My Running Down To Zero

It’s been 10 whole weeks since I got the spicy cough. I had a false start getting back into training. And then it all unraveled. Originally I was had a conservative plan to get back into running after COVID. Return to Exercise After COVID 19 The plan I followed...

Running Too Slow

“Why should I practice running slow? I already know how to run slow. I want to learn to run fast.” – Emil Zatopek There is so much advice telling runners to slow down. It’s well intentioned. Sometimes helpful and accurate. But it doesn’t always apply.. I’m getting rid of...

How I Plan Marathon Training

A dream stays a dream if you don’t make it a goal. A goal stays a goal if you don’t make a plan. A plan stays as a plan if you don’t take action. I’ve got the dream. Goal Reminder Get to the start line in grate shape without...

Make It Count – Marathon Goals For 2022

If you’re going to put a lot of time and effort into something, then make it count. It’s Marathon time! Over this series of articles and videos I’m going to completely break down my training. We’ll cover: theory mindset how to recovery nutrition what works what doesn’t …and so...

Training Zones and New Running Plans

It’s already the end of January. I had been training for an 110km ultra marathon in Wilson’s Promontory call Run The Lighthouse. Unfortunately this race has been cancelled. Now I need a new goal and new plan. All good plans start with knowing where you are. So we begin...

Running A Lot: The Reality

I increased my running volume by a lot. 4 weeks of running a lot more.Before we hit the lessons learned, let’s begin with the numbers: 4 weeks Total 405km Average 101km per week Each week: 1. 112km 2. 109km 3. 64km 4. 120km Heart rate: zones… almost all mixed...

Increasing Running Volume By A Lot

I’m increasing running volume by a lot over 4 weeks. Over the last year my average run volume has been 64km per week. My consistency had been lacking. I’ve decided to raise that volume by a lot! Why? My number one reason is just like running a lot. Increasing...

Thinking, Mind Maps And Running

I’ve been thinking. A lot’s changed over the last year. Many of the things I took for granted have changed significantly. I think everyone in the world has experienced some significant level of change. So I’m no different than anyone else. There’s no guarantee there’s going to be any...