It's simple, I love running and most of all I love running in bare feet! While I did start in shoes like almost all runners, I quickly moved into barefoot shoes. Then, after about 5 years of road marathons I took the plunge and threw the shoes away altogether! Since then I have run two road marathons in bare feet without a scratch. Rocky trails were much harder and after about a year of trying I couldn't get past 25km without doing damage so I'm now back in minimal Vibrams which seems to be the perfect compromise. I still do grass oval speed work barefoot which is awesome. Nothing better than running bare footed!
Saturday 28th September 2013
Six months ago my mate Wom came to me and said he was signing up with a running coach in preparation for a marathon he was training for. It was no surprise this trainer's focus was on proper form and running efficiently. The surprise was, he recommended a good dose of literal barefoot running, which until this point, I hadn't... more
Sunday 21st July 2013
I was really looking forward to this event, although two weeks out I was struck down with the worst case of man flu I've ever experienced. It actually resulted in two days sick leave, which was the first two days I've had off sick in years. Needless to say this obliterated my training program during the most crucial period —... more
Category: Road Events
Sunday 14th October 2012
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!
Category: Road Events
Friday 12th October 2012
Final training run is now over, which now only leaves the marathon in two days time...
This final training run concluded the gruelling sixteen week marathon training program. In my opinion, as a very unprofessional runner, it has been a bloody long sixteen weeks!
In two days time... more
Saturday 29th September 2012
Decided to do this long run on Saturday morning before heading to Whippfest for the long weekend!
Sunday 23rd September 2012
I've got to say, the lead up to this run was nothing short of nerve–racking! After having last Sundays long run (24K) off, I was feeling fresh and ready for the 35.5k run ahead — or at least I thought I was!
I decided it was a wise move to get up early and tackle this run before it got too hot.... more
Sunday 9th September 2012
After the brutal experience of cracking the 30k mark last Sunday, I was a little apprehensive about how things would go today — especially since the k's during the week had also increased marginally.
Sunday 2nd September 2012
As previously noted, this week again is breaking ground distance wise, with my first of two 32k long runs. The weather was picture perfect — sun up, birds singing, you know how the rest goes.
Sunday 26th August 2012
The next few Sundays will mark the longest distances I've ran — hopefully!