Month: March 2010

New 10k road race PB: 38:52

I looked in my training diary and did the math, Ive only ran 399km in 2008 and 440km in 2009. I know of some runners that do that in a fortnight! Today there was a 10km road race on the Gold Coast Australia. I did 115km on the bike yesterday and 70km of that was a race in B grade which I ended up coming 4th out of 32 riders. So perhaps not the best preparation for a running race. I dont know. I picked some fast runners and did my best to hang on to em and after 6km, I just had to keep em in sight as I didnt know where to go as the race had a lot of corners that were not marked. So my motivation was primarily to not get lost and it worked great as I set a new PB in the 10k. Its given me some fire to commit more to consistent running and get some ultra marathon wins under my belt, now that Ive won a few 24hr solo mountain bike races, its time to start focusing on something else. Ultra marathons are great cos you dont lose time on the tech sections and dont have to worry about spares or having a race losing mechanical. Im training up for the Gold Coast marathon in July, a few months away. My...

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Why you should sit on the couch and eat yourself silly..

Want to recharge and reset yourself? have a month of not doing anything much physically and just sit on the couch and watch empowering doco’s and chow down as many sweet fruit calories as you can fit during the day.Bananas, figs, grapes, mangoes, melons, stone fruit, raisins, blended dates.. Heck, if you can fit 10 000cals then do it! You will do your body good by having a month off ANY real exercise. Just get up and start drinking then start eating! Have a month of ‘OFF SEASON’ and I GUARANTEE you or anyone will be smashing harder than ever before. We will get enough movement just going shopping or putting out the compost or doing some stretching. Im talking about no running, jogging, cycling, weights etc for a month. So that is my perscription. EAT, GORGE, FEAST, SLAM IT DOWN! (slowly) and hydrate and rest/sleep up like a champion and reap the rewards over time. What would we do for a prisoner of war person? would we get em exercising and calorie restricting? No way! What about a chunky chubster? Would be starve em and tell em ‘he double but/thunder thighs, you gotta starve a bit to get the weight off fatso!’ NO WAY! Rather we would get em BOTH carbed up, hydrated up, rested up etc so their body has the fuel to repair, heal and nourish....

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