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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

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

Bad shoe choices, Trails, New Years Eve Run

Wow!  I have been off line for a bit.  Apologies.   I had network connection problems for 2 weeks, then went overseas on a family holiday, ran an ultra, bad flu, Christmas and chaos, and time has just flown! There is to much water under the bridge to catch up, so I will have a … 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

Another effect of barefoot running..

Whilst in my search for a new pair of trail shoes..I am very specific.. I am failing to find the same pair that I have. Tomorrow I will be trialling a pair of Inov8’s…let see. However as one does when surfing the web, I got distracted and saw a post on “should you run in … 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

Another mileage weekend done and dusted..literally…

What an awesome weekend. After last weekend and that epic beach run of mine, I thought I was not designed for this long distance running… My reason for that beach run was four fold…distance milage, time out on feet, strength training, and beating the sand…I thought it had got the better of me. Monday was … Continue reading

Moonshadow 12km night time trail race

As I had a planned race on Saturday night, I took a slightly easier week in the training.  Saturday morning was a volunteer stint at the local Park Run.  Actually is quite a good feeling doing that! Then Saturday night had us partaking in the Moonshadow night time trail race of about 12km, with a … 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.