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Wannabe Triathlete
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Race Week . Week20 Race Report UTA 2017
Sometimes races go as planned; more often than not, however, the unexpected happens. - Laz, Founder of the Barkely Marathons. Are we there yet...is now we are most definitely at the pointy end of the 5 month Plan of training.It all culminates in just what h...

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UTA 100 2017 Preparation ,Preparation and Preparation
      Mandatory and other Gear for the Ultra Australia 100   Two weeks before the big run . Starting to gather all the equipment and prepare my list . Most importantly trying to prepare for all contingencies.   Andy Dubois article on mental preparation refe...

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Weeks 18 & 19 Tapering
   END OF THE LINE  Last Run on Sunday 14 May 2017 Mother's Day Walk in the Park Run with Molly and Headlights Recovery Finally the end . The last 3 weeks are pretty relaxing in so far there is the worry of whether there is enough mileage done and elevation...

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Week 17 Last Big Week
Don't Stop Me Now - 100KM UTA 2017 Sunday's % hour run along the river and city "Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond
what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When
you go for it 100%, when you don'...

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Week 16 Have I done Enough
Bad Moon Rising - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol2 After the Easter Sunday with a public holiday on Monday , I managed to have another run in the hills. This time at Kalamunda with a short 2 hour run of 12 km Beautiful day and the weather as great  . Even with ...

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Week 15 Easter Parade
A short working week with the Easter long weekend .Following the long run on Sunday , Monday was a 15 km run which I did in 2 sections .The first at Lunchtime with 7.5 km and the remaining run in the evening , slow and easy with a total of 1.45 h . Tuesday ...

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Week 14 Last Build 3-9 April 2017
View of Perth from King's Park at the end of the Sunday run View from the top of Kokoda Trail where most of the elevation is gained There is now less then 7 weeks to Ultra Trail Australia 100. Last 4 weeks of training before tapering for the race. In runnin...

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Week 14 Last Build 3-9 April 2017
View of Perth from King's Park at the end of the Sunday run View from the top of Kokoda Trail where most of the elevation is gained There is now less then 7 weeks to Ultra Trail Australia 100. Last 4 weeks of training before tapering for the race. In runnin...

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Week 13 An easy week to recover
A twilight walk  in the Park Watching the Barkley Marathon which was on this week the toughest ultra in the world Only One finisher this year Week 13 was an easy week and I need some of these weeks. I had an easy 8km run on Monday . Tuesday and Wednesday I ...

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Week 12 Past the mid point
Sunday evening at the river with Molly   A tough week in terms of elevation. Monday was an easy 10km which I did with 7km followed by a 4 km run in the evening with Molly allowing her to just run freely where she like . She managed to find 3 houses with cat...
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