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Feb 6, 2023

A sign of just how much my Achilles attachment problem has improved was evident by the 8 x 100 metre ‘sprints’ I did this morning. I put the word ‘sprints’ in inverted commas because it wouldn’t have constituted a sprint …Continue reading

Jan 30, 2023

The track I do my speed work at was crowded last week, so I kept the time trial distance short at 500 metres, running it in 1:47. Even though that’s not fast, it was faster than I’ve been used to …Continue reading

Jan 24, 2023

Last Friday I was back to the 1 km time trials. This is my ‘core’ distance for time trials these days, although I mix it up with other distances too. Anyhow, I didn’t push to hard – perhaps 90-95% – …Continue reading

Jan 16, 2023

I ventured back into some faster stuff last Friday, covering 2 km in 8:41 (4:24, 4:17). It was quite comfortable, but I know I have quite a way to go to get back to what I consider acceptable for my …Continue reading

Jan 9, 2023

A belated welcome to 2023 – I hope everyone is off to a good start to the year. I’m feeling positive about the year ahead, including for my running. 2022 was the year I finally got to properly understand the …Continue reading

Dec 19, 2022

I’ve just been in touch with Tim Franklin and he is about to board the ferry from Picton (top of the South Island) to Wellington (bottom of the North Island). He’s been running for a little over two weeks now, …Continue reading

Dec 12, 2022

Tim Franklin is approaching Christchurch on his run around the world. You can view his regular video updates on https://www.facebook.com/tim.franklin.948  I’m loving the way Tim’s doing a similar route to mine, at least at the moment, as it brings back …Continue reading

Dec 5, 2022

For variety, I ran a faster 1500 metres last Friday, comfortably stopping the clock in 6:12. I’m confident I could go under six minutes, but will leave that for another time. Interestingly, it was almost exactly two minutes slower than …Continue reading

Nov 28, 2022

As has become usual for me over the past couple of months, I ran another fast kilometre last Friday, this time covering it in 3:50. That’s my fastest since 17 Sept 2021. Considering the extra kilos I’m carrying at the …Continue reading

Nov 21, 2022

Without too much effort at all, I managed a 3:58 km on Friday. That’s only 40 seconds shy of the 3:18 I ran in September of last year (my 60+ PB). And I was 8 kg lighter then. I reckon …Continue reading