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Namhae, South Korea
About Me:
As a veteran distance runner I still enjoy the thrill of challenging myself to new prs and competing against fellow age groupers, younger athletes and Father Time! And of course contemplating my efforts over a quality ale or two afterwards.
Favorite runner:
Steve Jones! ( Also Rob de Castella, Priscilla Welch, Joyce Smith, and John Campbell)
What's your favorite race?
London Marathon

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The Road To Redemption: Part 8; The Race

Greetings fellow runners.

Appologies or not having blogged about  my assault on The Daegu Marathon. Alas I have nothing special to write about.

Sure I finished but unfortunately I didn't achieve the time that I felt capable of. I just didn't click. But that's the unknown about marathons, you don't really know what you'll run on the day, regardless of how your training has gone.

Having said that, I was satisfied to have finished considering that I have had 3 years of…


Posted on May 12, 2014 at 3:47pm

The Road To Redemption: Part 7-The Taper

Yes, the day is almost nigh upon us! And I have just completed my taper. Everything has been done to prepare myself to produce the best I can do on the big day. Tapering is actually an art. Train too hard close to the event and the body will be tired. Taper too long before eg more than 3 weeks before the event, and the body shuts down too much.

Anyway this is how I've tapered

Commencing Monday 24th March

Monday : 40 minutes

Tuesday: 5x3 minutes at race pace with 3…


Posted on April 5, 2014 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments

The Road To Redemption, Part 6: The Final Hard Phase

Twenty weeks done and my body has held together really well. However preparing for a marathon is akin to going on a journey. There are going to highs and lows along the way. However as long as you keep training and not losing track of what you are trying to achieve at the end of the road, you should be able to have a good run with a high chance of achieving your goal.

Like any project marathon training needs a meticulous plan with your hardest training 2-3 weeks from the event.…


Posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

The Road To Redemption Part 5

Well the big race is getting closer and am now into my final hard 2 week block before commencing my taper that will leave me fresh and eager to run the best race that I can do on the day. However I won't blog about this week as I haven't blogged my last hard week. So here we go:

February 17th-23rd

Monday:AM 60 minutes at a good pace; 4:15-4:45 per km

            PM Strengthwork concentrating on posterial chain            

Tuesday:PM 60 minutes with 5x6minute…


Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:54pm — 4 Comments

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