UltraHumps: The Training Continues

Hi blog followers and welcome to another weekly blog of my journey to the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.

This week has seen me training full time back in the good old outdoors which I love. Due to work commitments requiring me to head to Waiouru in the latter part of the week I had to get up extra early the day I left to make sure my training was done as Coach Ray had me upping the tempo for reps on the bike. I didn’t have space in the vehicle to take the bike with me so it was an early start.

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Lisa’s Journey, Week 21: Next week… will be a better week!!!

This week is not about how much exercise I’ve done, because there’s been not much (said in a whisper, because I don’t even like saying it).  So there’s been one run to follow my Glenorcy run.  It was along the beautiful Lake Te Anau edge, as a storm brewed in the hills. We were all still fighting bugs and energy wasn’t abundant! Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 21: Next week… will be a better week!!!”

UltraHumps: Melbourne Calling

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Welcome to my blog as I continue my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.

This last week has seen me visit the Physio who had me do a range of movements whilst studying my shoulder.  When I explained where the pain or discomfort was, she advised me not to worry about that.  Pain doesn’t necessarily come from where it is injured. After almost an hour long session and tape in place, with a whole lot of exercises to do for strengthening I was on my way with a follow up appointment after the upcoming ultrasound. So it will be interesting to see how it develops so Coach Ray can get me back into swimming.

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Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!

Anybody that is a user of Training Peaks will understand this – briefly red is a failed session, amber is partly completed and green is a fully achieved session. Well I’ve quite often dwelled on missed sessions and never really looked at the bigger picture!

For myself in the past I feel I have always looked backwards and never forward. This has been a big problem for me as once one session has been missed this generally spirals into two, three or more sessions resulting in a “non” training week and massive inconsistencys in my training. Therefore as mentioned in my previous post my training has never really progressed and my fitness has just stagnated and never really improved. Continue reading “Mike’s Middle Distance Magic: Don’t Dwell on the Red!”

Rebecca Run’s: How To Be A “Serious” Runner (Or At Least Appear To Be One For Temporary Periods Of Time)

Stretching

So this week was about embracing “serious” running. Being a “serious” runner. What does it take? What does it look like, sound like, feel like? Who can be a “serious” runner? Who can’t?

Here’s what my research has uncovered and how I have decided/how I have scrambled to measure up:
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UltraHumps: A Game Of Two Halves

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I thought I’d aptly call this blog “A Game Of Two Halves”!

As reported in previous blogs I trained whilst on holiday in the USA, but primarily trained using gym equipment to avoid the heat, particularly in the Nevada Desert of Las Vegas.  But once I returned I found the belt driven equipment of a treadmill and utilising an exercycle is not the same as hitting the roads, and I found my first week back on the roads leaving me wondering what the point was of using gym equipment as I struggled to find form in the outdoors. Continue reading “UltraHumps: A Game Of Two Halves”

Lisa’s Journey, Week 19: Get your inspiration from… anywhere you can!!

Wooohoo, last week of school term!  I’m looking forward to turning the alarm off for two weeks! This weeks been a ‘meh’ week.  Friday came and it was time to take some deep breaths and clear my mind. So I jumped on the bike, and went up to our local lookout to soak up some beautiful scenery, along with 30 Japanese tourists and some Australians.
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