Wellington Round the Bays – 2020

In November I saw a small ad on Facebook for a purple shirt saying “I’m Sweating for Mental Health”. Given that I (quite literally sometimes) have been doing that since 2012, I wanted one. Raise $200 and enter into the Wellington ‘Round the Bays and it was mine. I was of course blown away when […]

Training Complete

A short 10 minute jaunt after paying a visit to Mitre 10 later, and I’ve completed my training plan for the 10km run that sets off tomorrow morning. Since November 17, I’ve run a total of 122.98km. That’s almost 3 marathons across 4 months. Part of me can’t quite believe it. The rest of me […]

Biggest Training Run Yet

It’s 8:40 on Sunday morning. This Sunday, I face my biggest challenge yet. The training run today is set for 60 minutes. One hour. This is a big deal for me, because this time last year, there was no conceivable way that I would ever get to this point. I’d heard others just popping out […]

Injury

Hi all, A quick update on the training for you. Unfortunately it’s not good news. On Thursday, in unrelated physical activity (Indoor Cricket) my back gave out and I was rendered cripple for the weekend. This comes at a bad time, with this week’s big run being scheduled for Saturday, at the length of 45minutes. […]

Woah! We’re Half-way there.

So today marked a pretty big milestone in my training. Centred around big runs on Sunday, I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while. It was a 35 minute run – something which has been more than a little daunting for me in the past. Setting out was tough work, with my legs […]

Longest Run

I’m back! I’ve still been running my training runs as per the plan, just that I haven’t had the time to write about each of them. Today however, I reached a personal milestone. It really put my struggle in perspective. Today also marks my longest run to date. Ever. Well… I’ve been logging my runs […]

Sunday Run

The rain set in for a good part of the afternoon, but seemed to clear a little after 5:30 which I took the opportunity to sneak my run in. 20minutes non stop jogging. Vicky came as well, but only walked, as she only runs if she’s being chased! The loop around I did was my […]

Friday Evening Training Run

The first of what I suspect will be many EVENING training run. Purely and simply, it was too hot during the day AND I had an after-work function. So it was easier just to run later than I normally do. Seemed to go okay. Definitely getting easier, but still only running mid 2km in distance […]

Training Run and Weight

So, I’ve decided to track a few things on my way to the goal. One of them is the pace I’m running at, and making sure that it is manageable for the long distance run of 10km.  The second is my weight, which has been increasing over winter (probably keeping me far too warm!) Today […]

Pre Cricket Training Run

So those of you who know me well know that I play for a social Indoor Cricket team. It has become a massive part of my well-being plan, to the point where I prioritise it over just about every other part of my life. Today however, my training plan also said I had to do […]

Second Training Run

The first ‘back to back’ training session. Not really an issue – the hardest part was jogging at a ‘slow slow slow’ pace (according to the training plan). But I can see why that was the case, as it wasn’t about distance, but about pacing yourself after running yesterday as well, so that these can […]

First Training Run

According to the plan, today is the first training run for me. It was a 15minute jog, focussed on jogging for the entire time, which I achieved. Relatively pleased with the result. Nice and easy start.