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Exhausted. Challenged..Zombie state…

Wow. I am running a day late from my normal posting date. But I think I can be excused. Now, I am still doing training for the 6 Inch Ultra.   So need to get strength training up, distance and endurance, and sand skills in.   So muggins here set herself up for a little … Continue reading

Barefoot and on the Athletics Track – Condescension and tact..

Good afternoon.  A post a little out of whack, just like me! So, given my increased speed gain with interval training that I went through on a 6 week course,  I decided to continue with this. I meandered down to our local athletics track where this training is carried out on a weekly basis. Hmmph. … Continue reading

Sprints and trails, snakes and tales!

This weekend was my planned PB attempt for a sub 21min 5k done at our local Park Run.  After two weeks of phsycing myself up, reducing my weekly training for a bit of a taper to being in optimum form, managing a couple of sub 21mins in training for my 5km dash, I felt I … Continue reading

Technical Trail weekend done and dusted

Good morning. What a fantastic weekend I have had with a great group of people on the trails. Doing nearly 40km over the weekend in spectacular locations and awesome trails, covering single track, open, extremely hilly, slopy, rock, root tangled, wildlife, sand, sand and more sand dunes!  Oh my word, those sand dunes killed me… … Continue reading

Interval training along with Ultra training?

Well good morning. A little late this week with my chat, but been rather busy. So essentially I have finished with my road running for the year – yeehah!  But am now in my last week of a speed training course with lots of interval training with the aim of improving my speed. To date … Continue reading

Following up with an Half marathon

Oh dear. So yesterday I did an unplanned visit to Park Run and a quick 5km sprint (errr – quick for ME that is). I have had the Fremantle Half Marathon on my calendar for about a month now.  I have not planned for it or trained for it, as the marathon was my last … Continue reading

Its official. Barefoot is faster!

Good day all. Well yesterday I had not planned on doing a Park run, but as it was International Park Run day, and they were trying to set a record, I mozied on down to partake. In lovely weather and excellent conditions I ran the 5km Park Run barefoot, and scored a 22;15 min finish. … Continue reading

Trail running, the spirit of fun!

This weekend we headed out to the trails.  This is in line with doing a recon and practice for the 6 Inch Ultra Trail we are signed up for in December. Great fun, gorgeous location, such a pleasure to run amongst the trees and the hills.  Hugely amusing group of people with a wicked sense … Continue reading

Which is faster – barefoot or with shoes? And what exactly is faster?

Last week I informed you all I ran a Park Run with shoes, being my New Balance Vibram Minimus Zero Drop..Yes, I do apologise to all, that it has taken me so long to work out exactly what type of shoe I run in..and I have been reliably informed they are the Trail version.  Good … Continue reading

My barefoot shoe experience with Inov8 Evoksins

Well hello again.  Before reading any further – I do apologise for quality of videos – my first attempt and I promise to do better.  Will update if I can get my son to visit and help me 🙂    Also first time uploading videos onto the blog..take it as a double treat – reading … Continue reading


6 Inch Trail Marathon

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

Comrades Marathon

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