19 Dec Christmas is coming :-)

Hi again all, Training this week has been good so far. Feeling a bit tired so an early night tonight won't go a miss. Training's gone well and I'm pleased! Monday I had a steady run followed by weights. Tuesday I had Mile reps averaging 4:58's and 100m's...

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track

19 Dec Key track sessions

Nothing has really changed this week training has been the same as usual lots of runs and key track sessions that have gone to plan. The weather on the otherhand has been awful. cold cold cold! My motivation has been tested this week especially with...

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19 Dec My first injury

Firstly, apologies for my recent lack of blogs..the last few weeks of term were pretty hectic and unfortunately I’ve been having a bit of injury trouble which has been keeping me occupied. Since my last blog reporting back on the race at Liverpool not a lot...

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18 Dec Back from the states

Last week was a little bit nuts! The end of the semester always is with exams and papers and all that jazz, plus I never sleep much the week before I go home because I'm like a kid on Christmas eve, so needless to...

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18 Dec Listening to my body

Today has been exactly 2 weeks off running (minus a short jog I'd tried yesterday). I had hoped to have been back running this past weekend but listened to my body and didn't feel ready so held back until Monday. But no Christmas hadn't come...

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18 Dec Another tough week

This week it has been about the bigger picture. Training has been put to the top of the list. Training won’t be brought down if I race on the weekend as nothing is ever won in December unless you count up how many local leagues...

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17 Dec Disaster strikes

Well I wasn’t actually too sure what to write this week as if I actually tell you about my week (after my previous blogs) I might give off the impression that I am a bit of a disaster. However, honesty is the best policy so...

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15 Dec Grateful

Last week I wrote about learning to listen to your body when something is wrong rather than ploughing through. Today I thought I would write about something that goes along with that, something that is close to my heart with all the #BelieveToAchieve preaching I...

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13 Dec “When dedication doesn’t pay off”

I always thought that hard work= results, especially when it comes to running. "Train hard, win easy" as my coach always says. And so with this mindset I prepared for the Australian 10,000m Championships (which took place last weekend in Melbourne) by training harder than...

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11 Dec Icy conditions

Well here I am again surprisingly finding myself the time for blogging! This week has not been easy! Sit back and listen to the most hectic week of my life...

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11 Dec Cheery Little O’s

The highlight of my week? Oooh it’s a close call … I think I would have to narrow it down to either discovering my earmuffs in the back of the wardrobe or branching out and buying honey cheerio’s instead of muesli. It has been a...

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11 Dec Go with your gut

One of the athletes on the team I coach has recently admitted that she has various pains that have been pretty bad for a while now and she is in the process of having the tests to figure out what is wrong. We have her...

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stacey

11 Dec Hamstring strain

So my hamstring niggle turned out to be a grade 1 hamstring strain, luckily enough I'd took Monday off last week and only did a short easy run on the Tuesday instead of attempting a session else it could have been a lot worse. Rather...

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10 Dec MOT of the body

I started off this week with another trip to St. Vincent's Sports Perfomance Center to have the trainers there take a look at me and see if they could spot anything new that might help me get to the bottom of my plantar issue. I...

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10 Dec West District XC

It was the West District Cross Country Championships today (Saturday) down at Inverkip. There are different kinds of mud you can get at a cross country course; sand i.e. no mud on a lot of the European courses, wet mud which splashes all over you...

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ali

06 Dec Get UP

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently, basically in a nutshell, I didn't blog the week of my European XC trials, as at that stage I didn't really have much to say. Then after the trial I wasn't really sure how I felt about it...

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06 Dec Crunch time

This was it. Crunch time. The decision I made now would ultimately affect my future happiness…in the short term at the very least. I’d spent a solid amount of time considering the options and I’d weighed up the positives and negatives but deep down… I...

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forest

05 Dec Fun, Sun & Runs

The past weeks training really has not been very exciting, I am just starting my base building, doing mostly easy runs with a (shorter) long run on Sunday. I made the most of the beautiful canal trails that are located within 1.5 miles of my...

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04 Dec The key is to be smart

Last week started off pretty peachy, after reflecting futher on my performance at Liverpool although it wasn't the perfect race I took the positves and was motivated to get stuck back into training. With no races planned for the next month and after missing my base work in September I was...

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