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A Celebration of Journeys

“The amazing thing about running is that many runners may run the same road, but no one runs the same journey.” – facebook.com/distancerunners If you are a regular follower of my blogs you will be familiar with the phrase “it … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 12/12 – You’ve Got This

Welcome to paranoia week! Focusing on work is going to be a big challenge as your mind keeps drifting to Saturday and on every run those little buggers doubt and fear are going to want to torment you. You have … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 11/12 – KEEP CALM (unless being chased by a zombie)

We have arrived at the final phase before race week, The “Freak Out” phase! If you live with an ultra runner, good luck. In the second last week before the race, your biggest challenge is that you have way too … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 10/12 – Taper Time

This is the phase where all your hard work can be converted into a great race or completely undone… Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 9/12 – Maintain

With just under 4 weeks to go until race day, you have just entered a bit of a no man’s land period of your preparation. The big training is done, but it is not time to taper just yet. This … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 8/12 – Time to Knuckle Down

Race day is so close now you can smell the sweet scent of taper. Just two more weeks of digging deep! Keep moving! At this stage of your preparation there are two dangers: Firstly – Losing momentum: You might find … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 7/12 – The Final Long Runs

As we enter the final 6 weeks of preparation, the question many are asking is, when must my last big long run be, and how far? Firstly, if you are doing one of the final qualifying races this upcoming weekend … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 6/12 – Cruise the Hills Like a Kenyan

The “H” word is one word that you will hear repeatedly muttered (often preceded with adjectives that are not appropriate for a family friendly blog), by every runner preparing for Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, whether back, middle or front of … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Tips 5/12 – Small Things

Your training should be in full swing by now and with only 8 weeks to go until race day this is not the time for making big changes to your training, running style or gear. The most important now is … Continue reading

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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon Tips 4/12 – Because You Can

With the weekly mileage piling on thick now, while at the same time work and family commitments are not becoming any less, it is easy to get so weighed down by pressure of needing to train for an event that … Continue reading

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