It is nearly July and that means the annual Perth City to Surf is nearly here! Our little team has been training and run a few races to get ready, and now we have just 2 months till the big event.
Each year we fundraising a little for Ovarian Cancer Australia and since 2011 together we have raised over $15,000 towards helping women affected by Ovarian Cancer.
If you would like to run with us as part of the Running for life team, get in touch and we can give you the password to join the team!
Why would someone cheat in an Ultra (or any race really?)
Between yesterday mornings run and this mornings effort Perth received 96mm of rain courtesy of ex- tropical cyclone Joyce. For a city with a Mediterranean climate (cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers), a good downpour in the summer is welcome relief. In fact Perth received about 4 months worth of rain. Despite this I didn’t get rained on either morning this week!
Today called for a 100 minute Base building run, but given the nice weather and the possibility of a long run not being on the cards this weekend, I’m spending the week doing longer slower runs, hoping to keep up with my 100km/week challenge.
The run went well and after 18km yesterday, the legs were OK, though they started to tire towards the end.
Tonight will be some active isolated stretching to keep the legs in good shape 🙂
Here we are two weeks into 2018 already and training for this years marathons has begun in earnest.
2 x 100+km weeks in January signals the start of the training season as I strive for the consistency that was sadly lacking last year. When I glance at my Strava Training Log for 2017 I see lots of gaps and missed long runs when I was too lazy to get out in the cold and wet and run. This leads to my 2018 objectives.
- Be Consistent, Persistent and Resilient
This will be my mantra for training in 2018 as I look forward to the Perth marathon in June and the Perth City to Surf Marathon in August, and hopefully a smattering of other events throughout the year.
I will endeavour to share the training journey throughout 2018.
Recently Athletics WA CEO Wayne Loxley announced a new Marathon for WA.
Listen to what he had to say?
Being a Dad is one of the greatest responsibilities I have and have to live up to every day…
Being a great father is like shaving.
No matter how good you shaved today,
you have to do it again tomorrow.