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...

Melbourne Marathon 10 Weeks Out

The plans had to change. Goal Refresher  Sub 2:58:29 to get a PB I ran that in 2009, 12 years ago! Training times say I’m not there. My gut feeling backs that up I have 10 weeks to fix this. Here’s the new plan: Focussed only on the marathon...

Lockdown 4.0 140km Running ChALLENGE

I needed a lockdown running challenge. Through 2020 I didn’t take up any challenge or virtual race. In 2021 going into Lockdown number 4 for 7 days had me questioning if I should put so much into long term plans. I’m still training for the Melbourne Marathon in October…...