Category: Marathon

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...

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...

A Silly Mistake In Marathon Training

Has a silly mistake derailed my marathon training? General Preparation Phase for the Marathon Project 2021 That Sub 3 hour Marathon Originally planned to cover 8 weeks. I’m calling it at 6 weeks. How did it go? There was a loose structure I followed, a 9 day cycle: Easy...

Park Run Benchmark: Week 5/29 Marathon Project 2021

Setting a Park Run benchmark to reveal my fitness for the Melbourne Marathon. A slightly lighter week when measured as Monday to Sunday. The main influence was my work roster. A week of early day shifts instead of my usual rotating shift work. Makes for a few runs well...

Fixing The Habits In Marathon Training: Week 2 of 29

The early stage is where we need to fix the habits in marathon training. Pay very close attention to the sessions you miss. Look at where you procrastinate. Where is the friction in your plan? I have found I’m tending to skip the full strength training sessions. This is...

First Week Of Marathon Training: Week 1 of 29

How should the first week of marathon training look? In my mind the first week shouldn’t be anything spectacular. This is not the time to really push your limits. Pushing your limits comes later. Instead this is the time to: set your habits test the format of your training...

Running Goal Of 2021: The Marathon Project

I’ve got a goal I haven’t run a marathon since 2014. It was my slowest. My first marathon was in 1997. My fastest was in 2009, where I ran the Melbourne Marathon in 2:58:29. I’ve been running since. Both shorter and longer distances. ButI’ve lost that speed. The speed...