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...

Tail Runner Harness: First Run For CC The Border Collie

Running with the Tail Runner harness and bungee lead. Took CC our border collie out for her first run with the Tail Runner dog harness and bungee lead. I think she loved it. With some time, training and conditioning she may well become a pretty decent running partner I’d...

Next Level Marathon Training: Earn the right to train hard

How do you reach your next level marathon training? For me personally most of my run training hasn’t changed much since these restrictions have come in. Mainly because almost all my training is based from home and the runs are by myself. One of the issues with these changing...

Achilles Rehab: Running Strength Training

The steps I’ve taken in my Achilles rehab.. In particular insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Some guidelines which may help you with your achilles troubles. One of the problems with the Achilles tendon is as you get older it can get a lot weaker. Running alone will not provide the strengthening...

Marathon Base Training : Training during restrictions

I’m gonna take you through my current marathon base training. There’ll be a few tips on how you can apply it to your own program. What Is Marathon Base Training? Most people think it’s lots of slow training. Keeping down the intensity and pushing up the volume.  Lots of long slow distance...

4 Week Running Plan: How I Set Training

How do you plan the first four weeks of training after you’ve had a long break from running? This post will take you through my plan. 4 Week Running Plan To start out with I’m working in four week blocks. The reason for 4 week blocks it tends to...

First Week Of Run Training At Cape Woolamai

My first week of run training went well. The first day of training started with an interval session: 3 x 4 minutes hard with a 2 minutes recovery jog. Performed over undulating terrain this was my first real run. It was a struggle. So much slower than hoped. I’ve...

Before The First Step Of Running: Returning After Time Off

They say a journey begins with the first step. But it begins before that. Getting back to running after injury, melanoma, skin graft and rehab I had to rebuild back up to that first step. This 2020 journey begins with a less-than-ideal 2019. The main event was finding out...

Skin Graft Update: 5 Weeks After Melanoma Surgery

Just had the week five check up on my skin graft. Here’s the update… It’s healing well but not perfectly at this stage. A couple of days earlier I was a little concerned. There seemed to be a bit of splitting around the edges. I wasn’t too sure if...