Rock N Roll Lisbon Half Marathon

rock n roll lisbon half marathon medal

Rock N Roll Lisbon Half Marathon recap  I had heard so many good things about the Rock N Roll running events so when we were deciding whether to run Amsterdam or Lisbon on October 18th I was pretty excited when HB chose Lisbon. I let him decide because he is the one running the full marathon … [Read more...]

Gold Coast Half Marathon

gold coast half marathon start line

Gold Coast Half Marathon 2015 Race Recap I wasn't nervous or anxious in the lead-up to this race at all and I put it down to being downright relieved that I was just running the half marathon and not the marathon this time around. Wait?! When did a half marathon become 'just a half marathon'? … [Read more...]

Run Europe

run europe

A few months ago I pointed out some sale fares to Amsterdam to HB, I may have further enticed him by highlighting the fact that the Amsterdam Marathon was well within the sale travel period. We spent quite a bit of time researching different fares and the sale fares came and went along with the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Race Day

5 tips for race day

This post has been written as part of my experience with the Microsoft #WorkWonders program. We have our first race coming up in a couple of weeks time in Perth. HB is running a half marathon and I am set to run the 10km. Planning your outfit and what to bring on race day is all part of the … [Read more...]

HB’s 3 Race Series Report

HB WritesThe Darwin Runners Club Sportsco Road Race Series has been a blast. The three races over a two month period have been at the 5km, 10km and 21.1km distances. I'm very happy with the results in my first ever race series and learnt a lot about ego outrunning the body and body parts getting … [Read more...]

My First Official Half Marathon Recap

Darwin Runners Club Half MarathonI mentioned in last week's post about my 27km training run that I found it hard to use the run walk run (RWR) method in a race environment. Well since this was a much longer distance I was determined to leave my ego behind and use a 2:1 ratio (run 2 minutes, walk 1 … [Read more...]

Slow Down Grow Up

The Long Slow RunI was thinking of writing about running fashion.I’m so obsessed with it (as long as it isn't Lorna Jane or Target) that if I had an unlimited credit card I would have Sarah dressed in a different running outfit every day. Then I thought that didn't sound very manly so I stopped … [Read more...]

HB’s 5km First Sub 20 min Race Recap

 Fitness Week #14 of 52HB WritesCompetition does something to old men.It makes us get all Alpha and punch out a big effort in order to let the young bucks know that they aren't ready to take over yet. Joining the running club has opened up something in my brain that had been lying in a pool of … [Read more...]

The Long Run

Long Run PreparationHB writes.Are you ready to RUN?Anyone who has transitioned from jogger to runner will have entered into that weekly phase of 'doing the long run'.  The long run is many things. For someone preparing for an event such as a 10k, half marathon or a marathon it is a weekly … [Read more...]