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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

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

Trials and tribulation on the trail

And so another week of running was brought to close.  No photos today, but a good read!! This week past was rather over the top for me..two huge assignments had to be re done due to corrupted files and memory stick – and they were my final ones too.   Two huge new contracts at … Continue reading

Respect, Bruised barefeet, trail collie fun..

Another week, another long run, another trail done! Am so lucky to be part of a very enthusiastic inclusive un-official “training group” for our 6 inch trail ultra marathon. Our group has a pretty diverse range of abilities and endurance/speed capacities.  But in true trail spirit, this does not matter.  Running as a group encourages … Continue reading

How do my feet hold up running barefoot?

One of the main reasons for this blog is to answer questions people raise when they see me run barefoot. To be honest, half the time it takes me a few hours to consider the question before I can answer it holistically.  I am a very pragmatic kind of individual, so when people ask me … Continue reading

Ground Contact – Barefoot to Shoes

Good morning. I have previously mentioned that I now have a Garmin Forerunner 620.  Having never used a sports watch before, and being a bit analytical by nature, I am mesmerised with all the stats provided. So for me to have perfect form and or technique in running, I pretty much need to hit the … 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.