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 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!!!”
These last couple of weeks have been full of ups and downs.
I found a nearly-new pair of sweet boots at the Sallies for $5. Then I got blisters in said shoes. Big meaty blisters which genuinely prevented me from running.
I ate a pizza. Like an oven-tray sized pizza. At least. Possibly more. It was so good. Continue reading “Rebecca Run’s: Ups & Downs (and Tunnels Too)”
Hi blog followers
Welcome to my blog as I continue my journey towards the Cameron Brown Award and IronMaori / Port of Tauranga Legend Series.
What a week! Luckily I went for eight whole minutes and 33 seconds longer on my midweek bike ride, because I’ve done sweet f.a. since.
I had a sick kid come home from school camp, and just when it looked like she might start to humanise, down went the other one.
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 20: In Sickness and In Health…”
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!”
Qwik Kiwi is all about challenging oneself. Ok so this week’s challenge is writing and how can I live up to the great stories I love to read from others in the team. I can’t, but here goes anyway and I’ll start with my first chat in November with Ray when I was contemplating returning to the team. Continue reading “Janne Tri-ing/Trying/Tri-ing at the World Champs”
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:
Continue reading “Rebecca Run’s: How To Be A “Serious” Runner (Or At Least Appear To Be One For Temporary Periods Of Time)”
Hi Blog Followers
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”
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.
Continue reading “Lisa’s Journey, Week 19: Get your inspiration from… anywhere you can!!”