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...

Epic Running In 2021 Starts Now: my training cycle

For epic running 2021. Training begins now. I’m going to take you through my training plan for the remainder of 2020. Starting with the structure. One key point differentiates my training from most other programs. I am not following the typical 7 day week. Instead I’m extending my training...

How To Push Harder | 6 keys to run hard

Want to know how to push harder? How Hard Can You Push When No One Is Watching? 6 Keys To Pushing Harder Fear & Inexperience Go Out Too Hard Prepare Your Body Train The Mind Remove Decisions Have A Big Reason 1. Fear And Inexperience Do you remember your...