Tag: marathon

Good Luck

Good Luck When I hear the words “Hey, good luck for your race tomorrow” I often wonder whether the sentiment will make that person run any better, or whether the statement will turn an untrained athlete into this super human who will come from...

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Behind the Scenes of a Marathon Win

Behind the Scenes of a Marathon Win

Race Report Three years ago I weighed 55kg more than I do now and had no idea a running event existed at the International Regatta Centre. Even if I did there is no way I would have ever considered entering it. It is amazing how quickly you can...

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It’s Race Time!

It’s Race Time!

It's Race Time STOP! It’s race week and the paranoia is setting in, the nerves lead to thoughts that something just has to go wrong to prevent you having the best race you can. Shut down those thoughts and dwell on the positives you can take out...

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The key to a successful taper

The Perfect Taper You’ve trained hard. You’ve met your schedule, got your race plan(s) in place and the event is fast approaching. You should be confident but somehow you are restless, nervous, even doubtful. The “dreaded” taper has started. It...

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The Perfect Race Photo

Imagine that you’re running in the race of your choice - the 5K, 10K, half or full marathon. You’re out on course, hoping you can hang on to your target pace for a few more kilometres. You see a photographer, 50 metres ahead. You instantly change...

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