Getting into the groove – 82 Days to Rio

Getting into the groove – 82 Days to Rio

4 degrees is a little chilly to be lining up for an set of 800m reps off a 4 minute cycle* on the track but that’s just what my small but ’expanding’ squad lined up for this morning. The venue was Newcastle Athletic Field which is affectionately known as...
Doing numbers – 83 days to Rio

Doing numbers – 83 days to Rio

When in Berlin last September I was able to discuss training with many of my peers. Most guys are happy to disclose what their regular week looks like and take an interest in others. Marathoners are an educated group as a whole, or perhaps willing to learn from...
Time for a 6k thumping – 84 Days to Rio

Time for a 6k thumping – 84 Days to Rio

Dr Dick Telford has a most impressive understanding of marathon training. From 2002 – 2005 I was fortunate to have Dick as my coach and learn the marathon craft. Three of those years were in Canberra as a part of Dick’s large squad which included runners...
The adaptable creature – 86 Days to Rio

The adaptable creature – 86 Days to Rio

Today is Friday and the training plan is to do “whatever I can manage” (see blog day 95). It is a welcome change to the structured week so far but I was thrown a curve ball in that I needed to do my training around Sydney Olympic Park after an early morning...