Thursday, 16 November 2017

Last few days

Stayed off the track Wednesday night. Very rainy so got out for a tempo while everyone else was doing 300s. Mum joined me and ran for as long as she could keep up then turned around while I kept going and when I passed her on the next lap she jumped in and ran for as long as she could keep up again. 

I did 5 laps so 6km and she was running anywhere from 250 to 450m with me going at 3:35s ish. Ended up with 21:45 for the 6km. Great run to be honest, felt so much better after than before.

Thursday night ran 15km in 1:08:30 with Jasp and Jase with me for most of it. Then did a little bit of strength before calling it a day. 

Getting everything organised now. Rest day Friday before final run at hills Saturday morning then leave Saturday night. 

Got my first W on Fortnite Solos I was so happy. Solos is so much harder than squads with no one to watch behind you. 

Monday, 13 November 2017


Hit hard with the hayfever over the weekend. Just ran easy Saturday for 10km then long run Sunday 21km at just under 4:30 average, both time not breathing too well. Heat has come in as well, 31 today and 200s on the track weren't great. Spent a bit too much time on the track I think and it ight be part of the reason why I get injured this time every year. Decided no more track until after Nepal, just work on building a base back up and worry about the speed after Christmas.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

VMC 3000m D race

Was nervous coming into this one. I always overthink 3000m so focused on not focusing on it. Didn't want to lead like last year, although if I had it would've turned out a lot better than 12 months ago with some not so tired legs on my side this time around. 

Warmed up with Liam who was cooling down after a 1:56 800m an hour before. Ran into Jase and one of his mates halfway round so jogged it in with them. Spikes on and did some strides before they called us over. 

There was a pacemaker who I didn't know about until we were on the line who was meant to do 75s but I was mid-pack and went through in 74 so that was a bit of a stitch up. Perfect for me though. Still lots of people everywhere through 800, then moved up a bit on the outside just before the km and went through in 3:09. Then moved up even more still feeling good. 

I can't really remember what happened here but I know 2km was 6:19 according the the guy shouting times at us. Realised I was still a bit back so went for it here caught most then was overtaken on the line for 3rd place. I'll take it. Last km was 2:57. 

Stoked with that 9:16 in the end. Lessons learned that confidence is a big thing. I definitely was low on it coming into the race, I was hoping for 9:30 at the very best, but it turned out way better than expected. Had no idea I would be able to close that fast, but there you go. Splits weren't even at all, but that's happy days because that means there's easy improvement there. All in all absolutely over the moon so happy to be confident again.

Performance of the night would have to be Jase. 8:46 at 16 years of age what a muppet. Back to training now, for 1 more week before heading to Nepal. I'll be running up there for sure but don't know if I'll be able to post here much.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Hills and 200s

Hills on Saturday morning just did 6 all in about 69 and the last 66. Haven't done that session in so long, it's definitely a session that doing consistently helps for future hill sessions. My little break made it harder that it would've been otherwise.

Just jogged for 30 minutes on Sunday.

Last night did the warm up then 4 x 200m with JB. Got some new shoes which I'll refrain from taking to Ferny creek due to the mud, but did the 200s in them last night. Nike Structures and I'll take the 27, 29, 29, 29 in heavy shoes.

Thursday, 2 November 2017


15km with JB in 1:08:30. Jacky Bullock has got some fire back in his belly, what has happened to the world, the man loves kilometers and we're all getting around it.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

8 x 400m

Not the biggest fan of my flats to be honest, they just don't have that pop, I feel like I sink into them too much. Might've just been the legs to be fair, but still a bit sore from Monday so didn't want to calves to suffer in spikes again. Struggled with the hayfever tonight as well so wasn't breathing as well as I'd like, but still ran okay all things considering. I really reckon 2 weeks from now I'll run this session so much faster.

1 minute standing recovery between each

68.0, 66.7, 67.5, 67.7, 66.9, 67.7, 67.9, 68.6

10.4km all up. Definitely a bit more tired as well, 1 more run tomorrow then a rest day before taper time again. 

Beach again

12km in 57:30 with JB and half of that with Beau who we ran into 6k in. Along the Sandy beach path again. Good run enjoyed it.