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Feral Pig Ultra Sow 50km trail

Since Comrades I have enjoyed a leisurely June. Wanting to treat my bod with a bit of respect and Love. Feral Pig Ultra on 2nd July was scheduled at a good time for a kick back into training. In June I bought a road bike and have been teaching myself to become a cyclist on … Continue reading

Barefoot running naturally

Hello, Well things have been a little on the quiet side here as I recover from my ankle injury.   9 weeks later.  Today was my first run post minor surgery, and all feeling good.  Just in time.  I have a 50km trail Ultra to run in Saturday (3 days away..yikes!) then a steady 20km … Continue reading

sleep deprivation, blisters, ankles, knees and uggg…

Wow, this week past has been slack..yet I feel like I have worked hard… My ankle has given me so much grief that my running has been seriously reduced, and what running I have been doing has been at a much slower pace, to be gentle on my ankle. Then Tuesday I went down for … Continue reading

Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition, GELS and rooky mistakes.

Well as usual another interesting week behind me. So I had a minor surgery on my left foot with a small stone being removed that was actually tapping against my foot bone.  Luckily it was small and had bypassed muscles and tendons without injury.  Phew.   I also had some damage to my left ankle, which … Continue reading

Recovery..No..its forced injury recovery.

What an eventful week I have had. I have had a few minor aches and pains, bruises and bumps over the time, what with trail running and barefoot running, there is always bound to be something. Two weeks ago I did two 34km back to back runs.  epic.  Saturday 34km was a thoroughly enjoyable and … Continue reading

Pull Back week – Phew

Well on my last blog I advised just how many hills I had been doing.. The above are some of my regular battles.  All in training for this:  All 87.3 km of it… Thank goodness this last weeks training was a “pull back week”:  So thank fully went from well over 100kms the previous week … Continue reading

Hills, Hills and more Hills!

Okay, me and my technology woes.  Missed a blog due to volunteering, and then my pc was virus infected for a couple of weeks that got into my internet explorer and google chrome, took IT 3 days to resolve, and finally back in action. I recently volunteered at the Australia Day Ultra, which was an … Continue reading

Real barefoot running on Trails

Real barefoot trail running. Yes. Amazed? Yep, so am I. How? Read on. So if you are at my blog you know I do barefoot running as my preferred running style. Mostly on road/pavement/concrete/beach/grass. I have even run a full road marathon totally barefoot. Then you will also know I love trail running. BUT for … Continue reading

Dusty, dirty, weary and loving it.

Comrades training has now commenced in earnest.  Lots of long hill runs every weekend.  Have a look at the profile for the course! Yes that is 42km going uphill..all the way! The next big thing is that the KEP ultra (50km, 75km and 100km) ballot entry has been awarded, run in our area on the … Continue reading

6 Inch 48km Trail Marathon Recap.

The 6 Inch 48km Trail Run. My taper week was spent on a family holiday in a beautiful resort allowing me to have daily massages – bliss.  I did some taper running in the hotel gym on a TREADMILL.  What an experience.  I ran on the tready barefoot, which after about 5km becomes a bit … Continue reading

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6 Inch Trail Marathon

Trail marathon in the SouthDecember 21st, 2014
And here comes another one

Comrades Marathon

Up run Comrades Marathon in Durban South Africa 89kmMay 31st, 2015
The big day is here.