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Cool change before a long run day

The humid weather broke last night with a lively storm which had the pups twitching with fear and Penny anxious to share my sofa with me (I drew the line at that). The result was a cooler and restful night … Continue reading

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#janathon update, note to Archie @ArchH, and week highlight.

It is the 12th day of January and I am quietly pleased with myself for the following reason. This pie graph represents 8.4 hours and approximately 64 kilometers of running, 6 hours and 13,900 meters of swimming, and 5.6 hours … Continue reading

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Early morning start

At first light I was out the door to see a glorious sunrise and begin a run which took 2 hours 15 mins and covered 17k. My companion, as always, was Penny, a Staffy Cross who was abandoned as a … Continue reading

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Still not quite on track

Yesterday was a bust, Janathon speaking, but a wonderful day nevertheless as I took my 15mth old grandson to the Territory Wildlife Park and enjoyed the spectacles of nature involving the “Bird of Prey” show, a stroll through the nocturnal … Continue reading

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A stutter rather than a flow

Janathon has begun more as a series of hiccups rather than a lovely flow of relaxed exercise. On Thursday I fell victim to the evil influence of procrastination sourced by reading blogs, following twitter referrals and pondering email messages. The … Continue reading

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Janathon Revisited

2013 is hopefully the year I run the New York Marathon having entered the lottery three times previously. I have been carefully preparing for the past year ensuring a slow build up and staying injury free. Cross training has been … Continue reading

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Review

After a great (on reflection) January and a spotty, but generally consistent, February, (cyclone and all), March finds me struggling in terms of managing time, tasks, and myself! The problem is competing commitments and lack of flexibility in prioritising said … Continue reading

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forlorn landscape

Two days after TC Carlos the foreshore looks more than a little forlorn. Last week the park land looked delightfully rustic. Now it is definitely a bit mussed up …           To add to the ambience … Continue reading

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The day belonged to Tropical Cyclone Carlos

On Tuesday afternoon I spent two hours poolside in pouring rain determined that my squad would get in a good session before the tropical low lashing the city intensified into a cyclone. Which is what happened. I woke Wednesday morning … Continue reading

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