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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trail Run Magazine a dirty, dirty, filthy magazine about trail running in Oz and NZ.

 For those of you who run trail here in Australia or in New Zealand there is finally going to be a TRAIL running specific magazine for our neck of the woods, Trail Run magazine.  It looks like the makers have taken the task seriously and will be putting out a quality mag.  The down side, (or up, depending on how you look at it) is that it will only be available online for now, though looks to fill a huge hole for local trail runners and be a great source for inspiration and information for all things trail.  You can play a part in it all too, by subscribing to the mag, submitting trail reviews, stories and pics etc.  I'll be getting behind it and doing what little I'm capable of, to help out.  If you like to get down and dirty, jump on board and help get Trail Run Magazine and local trail running on track trail.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Going for the win!

Fellow dailymiler (Alan T.) and blogger (Barefoot Journey) is going to give away a copy of Ken Bob Saxton's book "Barefoot Running Step by Step" through his blog here;

The blog is a good read so go check it out and see if you can win a copy of the book.  Comp ends July 1st so hurry!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Geoff Roes Interview

I'm new to the world of Ultra running and to Geoff Roes and was glad I found this. Wether you know him or not this interview is well worth a look, a great insight into the running and psyche of one of the worlds best.  The Interview.


I use Chia, I like Chia and this is where my Chia comes from  

For the sake of disclosure, I have no affiliation with or work for ChiaEnergy, though I am using the above link for a chance to win a $30 sample pack from them.

If you don't know what Chia has to offer as a food source, then check ChiaEnergy out, or do a google search on Chia and do your own research.    I come across it through the book "Born To Run", if you have not read the book then you should start your Chia journey there.

Born To Run movie?

This could be interesting...

Peter Sarsgaard Gears Up to Make His Filmmaking Debut with Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run

Peter Sarsgaard Gears Up to Make His Filmmaking Debut with Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This is where I'm at

G'day, it's full on here at the moment with our baby due next week and I just found out I got a promotion at work. SWEEEET!

My running has been going pretty well lately with a near breakthrough mixed in with some crappy runs.  All in all though, I'm happy that I've stuck with Maffatone and feel that it's all slowly (very slowly) coming together.  I don't think I'm on course for my 2012 shot at TNF100 but will definitely be looking at some easier and shorter runs more local in the next 6mths, even if I have to make the course myself and just run it Nigel No Friends style.

Since focusing less on micromanaging ChiRunning form/focuses and "real time", on the run, Garmin stats, I've found running more enjoyable, that I'm getting better results and that the whole process is more like it was when I started, a stress reliever instead of a stress raiser!
Though things are going well just running easy now, I wonder if it's due to the time spent watching stats and micromanaging form that I'm able to do so.  I have spent a great deal of time on things like form, cadence and concentrating on holding back the RAGE (the need to run faster) so that I can now run easy without sliding back into old habits.

As far as my Heart Rate goes, I have found that my Resting HR and, for lack of a better term my Running HR, have been indicators of progression as well as sickness.  A well known fact maybe but what I didn't know, was how hard it would be to recognise these indications.  I only ever picked up the cause of my HR changes after I got sick and/or studied the results of my runs statistically.  So realistically I'd have to check resting and running HR stats daily to be of any use in diagnosing sickness or predicting progress...Maybe.  I will keep watching in any case and as I get to know my body better, maybe then HR info will become more useful.