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Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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By JP

Last week I hit 60km a week again, which is almost back to where I need to be in prep for Mount Solitary 45km in April and then UTA100 in May!  I still don't know how I'm going to manage UTA100 by May but I just need to trust my training and hopefully make it through without injury.

The last 6 weeks of building 10% per

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Category: Training Runs
Thursday 2nd August 2018
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By JP

And then tragedy struck...  Just when I was in my longest training weeks before tapering for GNW50K something in my left foot felt a little off.  There was a pain there that just wasn't normal.

My foot was a little sore after my Saturday long run but I didn't think much of it.  I still went for my Sunday

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Saturday 28th July 2018
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By JP

GNW part two—taking on the Jungle!  Man I was so excited for this stretch.  My coach made it very clear that I was going to get lost through this section so be super careful and take note of where the trail ended before I got lost.  Obviously I trust her instruction but I had no idea how true those words would be!



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Saturday 21st July 2018
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By JP

Since I signed up for GNW50K my coach thought I'd better spend some time out on the course and I couldn't be happier as I had been itching to check out some of the GNW.  Now with Raffertys out of the way it was time for some new exploration.  The first leg I was to explore was from Wakefield Rural Fire Service through to Heaton

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Sunday 6th May 2018
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By JP

Now that I'm back in shoes I've been able to really pick up the kilometres and get out exploring rocky areas I couldn't before. Well, I could but it was slow and after about 20km I would get tired and kick the end of my toes off and that's simply not fun.

With the Rafferty's Run coming up I thought I might spend

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Saturday 17th March 2018
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By JP

Well, it was a bloody hard decision to give up on this barefoot trail quest but I after the last couple weeks of injuries I feel it's time to let it go. 

In the last couple weeks we've seen the last of daylight saving time and the mornings have been quite dark so a headlamp has become a necessity again.  This fateful

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Tuesday 6th February 2018
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By JP

Well, it's been a few months since my last barefoot trail update and man has it been a roller coaster!  Plenty of highs and lows but my love of trails is growing significantly, which is awesome.  Road running is officially dead to me! Well, I will still run a few events here and there but trails are definitely the focus.



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Wednesday 22nd November 2017
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By JP
So for the last few months my coach, Melissa, finally roped my in to running some trails with the Night Owls & Possums (a branch of the Wooters).  Turns out trails are awesome and the Wooters are a great bunch of people.  This has only taken place on Friday nights and I have been running in
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Sunday 11th June 2017
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By JP

Up until this point my barefoot running had been going awesome.  I was up to a 24km long run totalling a 50km+ week, all in bare feet and feeling great.   I was just back from a couple weeks off so super keen to get back into it but fate had a different plan... 

On my way over to Johny's house I was walking

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Wednesday 9th September 2015
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By JP

Got to love it.  I just started getting back into it from a minor calf injury only to be struck down with the man flu...

 

It was a 16k Friday then a 32k Saturday that caused the injury.  I actually didn't notice I had done any harm until my recovery run on Monday.  It was on my way back that I started

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