31 January, 2014

Things are not going too well

My training for Boston is disastorous. I did 25k yesterday and had to walk the last three. Bung right foot and bung left knee. Never mind. I am determined I am going to finish and get my medal in Boston.

27 December, 2013

Happy New Year

I can't believe that I haven't posted anything since the 27 Nov. I have been running but not with any consistency. My left knee is giving me trouble at the moment. I just want to get out there and run. Enough of my moaning.

I had a very wonderful Christmas, shared with my son and daughter and their families. Missed the oldest of my seven grandchildren though. He spent Christmas in Perth.

I am looking forward to the New Year. I trust that you are too. May your New Year be happy and blessed.


27 November, 2013


I am not completely over this nasty virus yet. It has really set me back. I didn't run on Sunday.  On Tuesday I set out hoping to get to 14k, 7 out and back, but turned around at 5.5, so only managed 11. Even then I ran/walked the last 2k.

This morning I went to Limestone Park in Ipwich and did some interval training with Chris Gale's group. I am so unfit. I came home, had a shower and some breakfast then slept for 2 hours. I was so stuffed. 

21 November, 2013


:-( I haven't run since Sunday. I've been crook with some sort of virus. Starting to feel a bit better and hopefully will be right for my Sunday run.

18 November, 2013

Sunday run

I met my buddies at Park Road at 5:00 am. We ran a loop out to UQ, across the green bridge, over Highgate Hill, along Dornoch Terrace, around to and along Riverside Drive, my buddies cut off at the GoBetween Bridge and I continued onto the Victoria Bridge before heading back to Park Road. That gave me 18k at 5:38 pace, the whole of which was pain free. Maybe I will getaway without that cortisone jab after all.

15 November, 2013

A slower but better run

I did an easier 14k out and back course today. It took me a while to settle into the run. I felt pretty good on the return journey. As I reached the crest of a long hard hill a couple who were out walking offered me some water. I must have looked like I needed it. I had my own water but stopped and had a quick chat.

I averaged 5:35 per k for the run and managed a 4:52 for the last k. Feeling good at the end of the run was a bonus.

13 November, 2013

14k Loop from home revisited

In my injury free days I had a favourite 14k loop which I used to run up to 4 mornings per week. I would be upset if I didn't complete it in under 1H 10Min. I decided t have a go at it this morning. Gosh it was a hard run. It took me 1h 17min. That is 5:29 pace. I have a lot of work to do.