Category: Running

Half Marathon Training

I’m into my third week of training towards the Coatesville Classic Half Marathon and so far it’s going well, in fact the hardest thing so far has been not running for longer or more...

Share nicely aka how not to be a dickhead

I get it, January is the month of “resolutions” and it’s summer so the increased number of people out and about,  getting their fit on has increased somewhat dramatically. Which in itself is awesome! ...

Putting my money where my mouth is

The other day I told you how I’ve accepted Hal Higdon’s challenge of being able to run a half marathon in just under 11 weeks from now, because I had successfully completed the 4 mile...

Challenge “Accepted”

I’ve been running consistently for a couple of months now with no real end goal other than trying to run; Without constantly stopping and perhaps more importantly Not dying Number 1 is still a...

Some people are worth melting for

I’ve been meaning to blog – but I’ve had other more pressing matters to deal with (and not just Christmas shopping) 😉 We moved house (at quite short notice), so I’ve been packing, lugging...

What’s up with GPS?

A few years back when I gave multi-sport events a whirl I used a Garmin Forerunner 910xt during my training.  It was not only able to track me when I ran or biked but...

Be Thankful In All Circumstances

So – running – it’s pretty simple right? Just put one foot in the front of the other and move in a forward direction faster than if you were walking (although technically both feet...

What’s the end goal?

I was discussing my running with a friend this morning and she asked “what’s your end goal?”. I must have looked lost because she continued “Is it to do a marathon? Or half? I...

What I know (one month in)

November was the month when I put a concerted effort into becoming a runner .. As beginners (in nearly all sporting endeavors) tend to go out too hard, too fast which invariably leads to...

68.8 km later

This time last month I did my first “distance” run in years (and I mean actual years). That day I completed the 8.4 km Ports of Auckland Round the Bays course* and I managed...