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FULL 42.2km MARATHONS RUN & PLANNED


CITY
COUNTRY
DATE
COMPLETED
NOTES
1
Auckland
New Zealand
Nov 2015
4:01:11
2
Rotorua
New Zealand
April 2016
3:55.38
3
Siem Reap
Cambodia
Aug 2016
4:38:00
4
Sydney
Australia
Sept 2016
3:59:45
5
Auckland
New Zealand
Oct 2016
3:53:58
xx
New York
USA
Nov 2016
CANCELLED
(didn't get selected) - bum
xx
London
England
April 2017
CANCELLED
(didn't get selected) - double bum
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Hawkes Bay
New Zealand
May 2017
??
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Gold Coast
Australia
July 2017
??
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New York
USA
Nov 2017
applying again
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London
England
April 2018
applying again

plus a heap of extreame runs to add for the future like
Mt Everest trail, Great Wall of China, Arctic & Antarctic


THE STORY


The start...
After being told a few years ago by my 2 daughters I had big man boobs ( actually the exact words were 'Dad you got bigger boobs than us' ), I decided to go on a diet and went from 79kg to 66kg in about 8 months using my own diet which consisted of 5 cups of coffee a day and one huge evening meal with heaps of vegetables and glasses of water. No other food apart from some sporadic almond nuts was consumed and NO food during the day ( coffee was the replacement ). Press ups, pull ups and chin ups were increased daily from the measily 3 to start with (all I could manage) up to 50 sets of each per day in a 10 to 15 minute workout.

Then....
Got tested for cholesterol a year after I started the diet and it was very high despite all the dieting and exercise.

The answer - Quarter & Half Maratons.....
Took up running on 17th March 2015 running home from work for about 4km. Nearly killed me! Then did a 10km beach run for fun followed by a 10.5km Orewa Quarter Marathon a week later. Next up was the Rotorua Half Marathon on 2nd May 2015 about 1 month and a week after I started running. Despite serious runners knee problems because of poor training techniques and over enthusiasm, I ran 1.53.17 for the 21.1km non stop at an age of 43 years old. Nearly cried with a sense of achievement after that first major run.

New challange - 1st Full Marathon......
Next decided to enter a full marathon running for World Vision at the Auckland Marathon in November that year. I had stopped running after Rotorua to build a special show car for the CRC Speedshow then back into running on 18th July 2015. As part of the marathon training I competed in a completely washed out North Shore Half Marathon running 1.52.50 then the Devonport Classic 25km run in 2.11.12.  After 510km of training, I completed the Auckland 42.2km Full Marathon at 44 years old in 4.01.11 which bummed me out as wanted to break 4 hours but I ran non stop for all that time with no walks or breaks. That was just to prove to myself non-stop running was possible for 4 hours. I also slept in my people carrier vehicle in the Devonport car part the night before to beat the rush to the start.

New for 2016 - 2nd Full Marathon......
Started training for Rotorua Marathon on 20th February 2016 with my new TIMEX Ironman Triathlon GPS watch after a long break due to first building a car for Kumeu Hot Rod Show in January which I won and then a bad ankle injury at the beginining of February 2016 working on my car, put me on crutches when I should have been starting training. Got off the crutches and built up running and have did about 410km training for the Marathon. Completed the Rotorua Marathon in 3.55.38 by my GPS watch (42.2km) but the official time was 3.56.57.

The future for 2016 - 3 more Full Marathons......
Rotorua is 1 of 4 marathons for 2016. The 2nd one is the Ankor Empire Marathon in Siem Reap in Cambodia around the city and through the temple ruins ending at Ankor Wat and in 85 to 100 degree fahrenheit heat in the rainy season in August (low expectation finishing time of 5 hours for this one due to heat and emotions that will come running through a 3rd world country that I've already been to before so know what it can do to you) followed by Sydney Australia in September over the harbour bridge and round the city to the Opera house (aiming for 3.45 finish) and ending in October in Auckland at age 45 years old doing the same marathon as last year (aim 3.44 finish).. I had applied for the New York Marathon for November but wasn't one of the lucky 18% of applicants to get in there. I have also just completed registration for the 2017 London Marathon but won't hear back about that till October.

Once Auckland has been run, that will be 5 marathons in less than a year and 4 for 2016 in just 6 months!

All these future plans are provided the body survives and I don't do any silly injuries to myself like at the start of the year.

I also have to fit in 2 more major car shows, CRC Speedshow in July and Kumeu Hot Rod Show at the begining of 2017 provided I get invited back as the reigning peoples choice winner which is meant to happen.

Next year 2017.....
I'll re-apply for the New York  Marathon and as I mentioned, I've applied already for the London marathon and will see what happens. I plan to run as many marathons till I'm 50 and may quit at 50 or carry on, who knows but plan to stop then with my final marathon hopefully being The Great Wall of China. I do have pipe dreams of running on all continents and even in the Arctic and Antarctic but that may be pushing the boundaries a little further than I am capable of and that's hard for me to admit :-)

My running times....
To be able to run long term, a good pair of gel running shoes is required and I found that Asics Kayano 21 shoes were perfect for me. I actually brought another 2 spare pairs for when the others run out they were so comfortable. It actually incresed my my ability to run faster as the knees and ankles faired better from the shock. I run a reasonable 44..56 minute 10km, run a 4 minute 1 km, half marathon in 1.42.54 (goal to break 1.40) and full marathon in 3.55.38 (goal to break 3.45) so I may get better or I may have peeked so I'm not a competitive runner as still very new to running but do it to prove to myself that once you turn 40, you can still do what ever you want and not let anything hold you back.  Hope to carry that into my 50's, 60's etc. Eventually it will all catch up but when it does, i'll do something else or hope its been inspirational to others who think as you get older you slow down. The other thing I found is finding a good sports energy drink that you actually like as on long runs over 21.1km half marathon distance, you need to re-hydrate a lot and gain some much needed extra energy. I found the red Powerade does it for me. I tried other brands but didn't like them. I also steer clear of zero sugar energy drinks because you need the sugar boost. I don't drink them at any other time though, just for running. Diet Sprite is for everyday drinking :-)


LIST OF OFFICIAL QUARTER, HALF & FULL MARATHONS
ENTERED IN PLUS FULL TRAINING SCHEDULES

1 = OREWA QUARTER MARATHON
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
17/03/15
3.69 km
22.30
6.05
18/03/15
-
-
-
3.69km bike ride x 2 - nearly got killed 3 times !!!
WEEK 2
26/03/15
3.69 km
20.30
5.33
WEEK 3
01/04/15
3.69 km
19.15
5.13
03/04/15
10 km
56.15
5.37
beach run
WEEK 4
xx
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-
-
FORGOT TO RUN
WEEK 5
12/04/15
10.5 km
59.30
5.40
OREWA QUARTER MARATHON - Absolutely shattered !!!

2 = ROTORUA HALF MARATHON
(started straight after Orewa Quarter Marathon)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
(WEEK 5)
16/04/15
15.4 km
1.31.00
5.54
WEEK 6
20/04/15
5
25.56
5.11
22/04/15
5
25.06
5.01
9km aborted @ 5 - sore knee
24/04/15
-
-
-
15km bike ride
WEEK 7
27/04/15
11 + 11 + 5
59.50 + 32.38
5.26
11km run & 11km bike ride (32.06 mins) 5 km run (32.38 mins)
Seriously bad runners knee after this intense work out - Over did the training & couldn't walk including leading up to the day before the half marathon !!! Heavily strapped knees to compete.
WEEK 8
02/05/15
21.1
1.53.17
5.22
ROTORUA HALF MARATHON - Better than expected run !!!
(WEEK 8)
TRAINING / RECOVERY
05/05/15
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3.69km bike ride x 2 (small hill)

3 = NORTH SHORE HALF MARATHON
4 = DEVONPORT 25km CLASSIC
5 = AUCKLAND FULL MARATHON
(3 & 4 were part of my Auckland Full Marathon running schedule)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
11/07/15
week 1 train - FORGOT TO RUN
WEEK 2
18/07/15
5 km
29.00
5.48
build up train
20/07/15
5 km
27.00
5.24
build up train
21/07/15
5 km
26.30
5.18
build up train
23/07/15
7 km
35.30
5.04
build up train
24/07/15
7 km
35.20
5.02
build up train
WEEK 3
26/07/15
9 km
48.00
5.20
build up train
28/07/15
7 km
34.45
4.57
build up train
29/07/15
0.5 km
-
-
ABORTED 5km run - bad knees
31/07/15
2 km
-
-
Slow run with Wife to recover - carry over to week 4
WEEK 4
01/08/15
2 km
-
-
Slow run with Wife to recover
03/08/15
2 km
-
-
Slow run with Wife to recover
04/08/15
2 km
-
-
Slow run with Wife to recover
05/08/15
2 km
-
-
Slow run with Wife to recover
WEEK 5
08/08/15
5 km
25.45
5.09
build up knees slow run
09/08/15
5 km
25.50
5.10
build up knees slow run
11/08/15
5 km
25.10
5.02
build up knees slow run
12/08/15
5 km
25.30
5.06
build up pace run not looking at watch till end
14/08/15
7 km
33.30
4.47
comfortable run not looking at watch till end
WEEK 6
15/08/15
9 km
44.30
4.56
comfortable run not looking at watch till end
20/08/15
9 km
48.00
5.20
slow run as sore not looking at watch till end
WEEK 7
22/08/15
14 km
1.18.17
5.35
slow run
24/08/15
11 km
59.30
5.24
slow hill run not looking at watch till end
26/08/15
12.12 km
1.04.50
5.17
big slow hill run
27/08/15
14 km
1.09
4.55
standard running
WEEK 8
30/08/15
10.08 km
52.20
5.11
hard double hill run
01/09/15
7 km
34.20
4.54
standard running
1 km
4.50
4.50
extra 1km run after 7km stop (then 1km walk)
WEEK 9
06/09/15
21.1 km
1.52.50
5.20
NORTH SHORE HALF MARATHON - miserable wet rainy day !!!
06/09/15
2 km
-
-
2km trot to car and back
5 km
-
-
5km trot with the wife in her race
2 km
-
-
2km walk back after race
10/09/15
5 km
24.00
4.48
Aborted 6km run @ 5.5km bad knees
WEEK 10
12/09/15
8 km
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run round estuary with daughter @ her pace - 47.30 mins
14/09/15
8.73 km
42.45
4.59
standard running
16/09/15
16 km
1.21.00
5.03
standard running
WEEK 11
20/09/15
25 km
2.11.12
5.14
DEVONPORT CLASSIC 25km - Happy with quickpace on this one
23/09/15
9 km
43.00
4.46
standard running
WEEK 12
26/09/15
30.21 km
3.00.00
5.57
long run - slow pace (last 8km bit with daughter)
29/09/15
8.73 km
41.30
4.50
standard running
WEEK 13
03/10/15
28.57 km
2.36.00
5.27
long run - faster pace - went for 30km but gave up
06/10/15
11.05 km
52.45
4.45
standard running - faster pace with big hill @ 9km
08/10/15
WEEK 14
Begin Tapper week after big run
11/10/15
32 km
3.10.00
5.56
long run - slowest pace possible - 31 km in 3 hours - 1 km walk
15/10/15
8.73 km
40.20
4.37
standard running
16/10/15
21.1 km
1.57.00
5.32
Big hill run x 3 with and extra 1km end walk to 22.1km
WEEK 15
2nd Tapper week
17/10/15
10 km
-
-
slow run with daughter, pushing her bike !!
19/10/15
-
-
-
20 km cross training bike ride with big hill (57 mins - big hill)
20/10/15
10 km
48.00
4.48
10km slow run followed by 10km bike ride flat (26.30 mins)
21/10/15
8 km
39.00
4.52
8km slow run followed by 8km bike ride flat (21.11 mins)
WEEK 16
Final Tapper week
25/10/15
11.5 km
59.00
5.07
Trying to keep to 5 min Km Pace - includes big hill
26/10/15
8.73 km
43.39
5.00
Trying to keep to 5 min Km Pace
27/10/15
5 km
25.33
5.06
Trying to keep to 5 min Km Pace
28/10/15
5 km
24.56
4.59
Trying to keep to 5 min Km Pace
WEEK 17
01/11/15
42.2 km
4.01.11
5.42
AUCKLAND FULL MARATHON - missed my time limit by 1.11 mins
RECOVER 1
(WEEK 17)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - 10 days minimum NO RUNNING
02/11/15
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-
-
lots of gardening, car building & moving - no runs / other exercise
RECOVER 2
(WEEK 18)
TRAINING / RECOVERY
11/11/15
8 km
36.24
4.33
Anti clockwise esturay - first short run after Marathon - fast
RECOVER 3
(WEEK 19)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - GENERAL RUN
19/11/15
10 km
47.10
4.43
10 km Clockwise Estury/warehouse roundabout run


6 = ROTORUA FULL MARATHON
(Rotorua Full Marathon running schedule)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
09/01/16
NO RUN - BUSY WITH FAMILY & CAR SHOWS
WEEK 2
16/01/16
NO RUN - BUSY WITH FAMILY & CAR SHOWS
WEEK 3
23/01/16
NO RUN - BUSY WITH FAMILY & CAR SHOWS
WEEK 4
01/02/16
5 km
25.34
5.07
Gentle back into it run
04/02/16
8 km
44.48
5.36
Gentle back into it longer run
WEEK 5
08/02/16
8 km
39.57
4.59
Clockwise Estuary Run - fast pace
SERIOUS ANKLE INJURY AFTER RUN on 8/2/16
No further running as on crutches and no walking
WEEK 6
NO PROPER RUNNING AS STILL ON CRUTCHES TILL Tuesday 16th !!
Meant to be laid up till end February
19/02/16
5 km
29.30
5.54
Gentle slow run to stretch ankle movement - couldn't help myself
WEEK 7
20/02/16
5 km
26.50
5.22
Gentle slow run to stretch ankle movement
21/02/16
8.5 km
46.00
5.24
Gentle slow LONGER run to stretch ankle movement
22/02/16
8.36 km
46.22
5.33
Gentle slow LONGER run with large hill to stretch ankle movement
24/02/16
5 km
25.21
5.04
Gentle slow run to stretch ankle movement
25/02/16
10 km
52.06
5.13
Gentle slow LONGER run to stretch ankle movement
WEEK 8
28/02/16
12 km
1.04.41
5.23
Gentle slow LONGER run with large hill to stretch ankle movement
29/02/16
10 km
51.21
5.08
Gentle slow LONGER run with large hill to stretch ankle movement
02/03/16
15 km
1.19.47
5.13
Gentle fast/slow LONGER run with large hill to stretch movement
WEEK 9
05/03/16
18 km
1.39.23
5.31
Gentle fast/slow LONGER run with large hill to stretch movement
08/03/16
10 km
50.09
5.01
Gentle but fast pace run with knee support
09/03/16
8 km
39.16
4.55
Match pre injury 8km time aim
10/03/16
12 km
59.10
4.56
Fast run for 1 hour 12km
WEEK 10
12/03/16
21.1 km
1.51.34
5.17
First big run trying for average 5.15 min pace - knee / ankle twinge
14/03/16
10 km
52.18
5.14
slow run after big run - ankle feeling tender
Ankle flaired up bad - no further running for the week !!!
WEEK 11
19/03/16
21.1 km
1.58.55
5.380
Aborted 25km run as GPS battery ran out at 22.5km
21/03/16
-
20 km bike
-
20 km bike ride - recovery exercise - intense pace
22/03/16
10 km
48.04
4.480
Fast 10km run home form work -very windy slowed down
24/03/16
10 km
49.00
4.540
Fast 10km run home form work -quite windy slowed down
WEEK 12
27/03/16
28 km
2.33.44
5.290
Very long Auckland Waterfront normal run
30/03/16
10 km
46.37
4.400
Very very fast pace run by mistake - unintentional
31/03/16
-
20km bike
-
20 km bike ride - recovery exercise - intense pace
01/04/16
10 km
49.32
4.570
Carried 3.2 ltr water on back as a test for Cambodia - no drinking
WEEK 13
03/04/16
22.5 km
2.13.59
5.590
Hill after hill run for 15km blew my legs out - overestimated planned 30km run - 3 short walks up a few hills!!! First time ever!!!
04/04/16
-
20km bike
-
20 km bike ride - recovery exercise - intense pace
06/04/16
10 km
45.47
4.350
Start off slow 5km-23.14 - First ever negative split 2nd-21.31
07/04/16
-
20km bike
-
20 km bike ride - recovery exercise - intense pace
WEEK 14
Begin Tapper week after big run
09/04/16
32 km
2.52.22
5.230
Basic big run - nothing special - better time than last time...
11/04/16
-
20km bike
-
20 km bike ride - recovery exercise - esturay SLOW
12/04/16
10 km
44.57
4.300
Very very fast pace to break 45 mins
14/04/16
10 km
46.26
4.390
Run home trying for 4.45 pace average - not fast
WEEK 15
2nd Tapper week
16/04/16
21.1 km
1.42.54
4.520
Super fast half Marathon distance on waterfront flat
19/04/16
10 km
47.33
4.460
DELIBERATELY SLOW - no effort or pushing - Anticlockwise in dark
21/04/16
10 km
48.05
4.480
DELIBERATELY SLOW - no effort or pushing - Anticlockwise in dark
WEEK 16
Final Tapper week
25/04/16
8 km
38.35
4.490
DELIBERATELY SLOW PACE - trying for 5 min - VERY SORE KNEES
26/04/16
6 km
29.16
4.530
DELIBERATELY SLOW PACE - trying for 5 min - VERY SORE KNEES
29/04/16
1 km
-
-
Black Sabbath Concert - run to venue
WEEK 17
30/04/16
42.2 km
3.55.38
5.35
ROTORUA FULL MARATHON
AIMED FOR A FINISH OF 3.47 and HALF DISTANCE OF 1.47
WITH A PACE OF 5.22 min a Km
Did Half distance in 1.46.45 but blew out after 29km due to
not accounding for a few very steep hills!!!! 3rd time lucky
RECOVER 1
(WEEK 17)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - 10 days minimum - relaxed slow running
01/05/16
3 km
-
-
Iron Maiden Concert - run to venue, 3.5 hours standing & jumping
04/05/16
7 km
36.02
5.09
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min
RECOVER 2
(WEEK 18)
TRAINING / RECOVERY
07/05/16
-
-
-
lots of gardening, car building & moving - no runs / other exercise
09/05/16
1.5 km
-
-
Run back from garage  - non stop - approx 8 mins
09/05/16
10 km
50.27
5.03
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min

7 = CAMBODIA FULL MARATHON
(Cambodia Full Marathon running schedule)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
RECOVER 3
09/05/16
15 km
1.17.26
5.10
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min
15/05/16
10 km
52.44
5.17
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min
WEEK 2
RECOVER 4
25/05/16
15 km
1.16.45
5.07
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min
27/05/16
18 km
1.35.23
5.17
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - trying for 5.20 min
WEEK 3
30/05/16
15 km
1.19.10
5.17
Aborted 21.1km run at 15km due to bad left knee
RESTED REST OF WEEK DUE TO KNEE
WEEK 4
6/06/16
12 km
1.02.56
5.15
Aborted 15km run due to bad left knee again. Started at 11.41km
RESTED REST OF WEEK DUE TO KNEE
WEEK 5
11/06/16
RESTED FOR WEEK DUE TO BAD KNEE
no running from 6/6/16 to 19/6/16
WEEK 6
20/06/16
6 km
33.04
5.31
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE
21/06/16
8 km
42.07
5.16
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE
24/06/16
10 km
54.30
5.27
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE
WEEK 7
27/06/16
12 km
1.01.46
5.08
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - tender knee
28/06/16
10 km
50.53
5.05
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - minor knee twinges
30/06/16
18 km
1.36.10
5.23
DELIBERATELY SLOW RECOVERY PACE - 5.24 pace aim - better knee
WEEK 8
4/07/16
12 km
58.13
4.51
FAST pace
6/07/16
21.1 km
1.58.23
5.37
Aimed for 5.30 race planned race pace - to slow as became ill !!
CHEST INFECTION STRAIGHT AFTER 21.1 km run !!!
WEEK 9
11/07/16
CHEST INFECTION - strickly no running for safety reasons
plus had huge car show over from 14/7/16 to 17/7/16
WEEK 10
Begin Tapper week after big run
16/07/16
28 km
2.44.23
5.52
Had to squeeze in big run between car show, no running from being too ill, no proper km increase, dehydrated, full belly of greasy food and bread etc etc - every rule broken for running - AND IT FELT GOOD :-) no injurys, aches or pains - book out the window !
18/07/16
10 km
48.27
4.51
FAST pace
20/07/16
12 km
59.51
4.59
FAST pace
WEEK 11
2nd Tapper week
23/7/16
21.1 km
1.53.46
5.24
Average basic running
25/7/16
12 km
1.03.09
5.16
Average basic running
27/7/16
10 km
52.56
5.18
Marathon pace except 8th km at 4.12 super fast as bored going slow
WEEK 12
Final Tapper week
30/7/16
5 km
27.17
5.28
REPLICATE MARATHON LOAD & PACE (3.8 litres fluid) - too heavy!!!
2/8/16
5 km
26.11
5.14
Slow pace to keep limber
WEEK 13
07/08/16
42.2 km
4:38:00
6.35
CAMBODIA FULL MARATHON
AIMED FOR A FINISH OF 4:34 but anything under 5 hours I would
take due to the 33 degree (92 F) heat !!! started at 5.10am.
Did Half distance in 2:05:55 but blew out at 30km due to
intense heat and preserving myself for Sydney Marathon in 6 weeks
RECOVER 1
(WEEK 14)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - 7 days minimum
09/08/16
5 km
30.00
6.00
On treadmill for safety (1 degree incline) - 32 degrees (90 F)
11/08/16
5 km
27.10
5.26
On treadmill for safety (1 degree incline) - 32 degrees (90 F)

8 = AUSTRALIA FULL MARATHON
(Australia Full Marathon running schedule)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
RECOVER 2
13th to 19th Aug
14/08/16
15 km
1.14.36
4.58
Perfectly normal run 1 week after full marathon - felt fine & strong
- 1km / 56 metre uphill climb at 9km
17/8/16
12 km
57.18
4.47
Flawless run - no problems - fasted in 4 months (19/4/16)
WEEK 2
20th to 26th Aug
20/8/16
21.1 km
1.52.32
5.20
Sydney elevation training runs up hills etc - tight legs afterwards!
21/8/16
4.16 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
22/8/16
3.01 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
WEEK 3
27th Aug to 2nd Sept
27/8/16
30 km
2.47.43
5.35
Proper hill run training - timed planned walks @ 22, 28 & 30km - 21.1km = 1.47.30 before any walking
28/8/16
4.89 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
31/8/16
5.30 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
2/9/16
25 km
2.14.56
5.24
Proper hill run from work - no backpack or hydration in mostly dark
WEEK 4
3rd to 9th Sept - First Tapper week
4/9/16
6.32 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
5/9/16
5 km
22.05
4.25
Speed run up 1.5km hill to start - flat out exhausted - BUSTED KNEE
6/9/16
4.13 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Sydney Bridge Run
SERIOUS HEAD INJURY ON 8/9/16 working on my 1977 Mini  right down to the skull. No running full stop!!!!
WEEK 5
10th to 16th Sept - Final Tapper week
NO PROPER RUNNING due to serious head injury and bad knee. Only got signed off to run just before we flew out to Sydney!!!
13/9/16
5 km
24.26
4.53
-Slow run to see if knee recovered
WEEK 6
18/09/16
42.2 km
3.59.45
5.40
AUSTRALIA FULL MARATHON
Aimed for an initial 3.45 but after failng to recover from Cambodia
as quickly as I had hoped, I changed it to a 3.55 but then came the head injury!!! All in all being a 4th Marathon and 2nd in 6 weeks,
as well as a head and knee injury, 3.59.45 was acceptable.
RECOVER 1
(WEEK 7)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - 7 days minimum
Got home on the Tuesday and by Wednesday got one of the worst
colds / flu I have had in years!!!! No running for a week or so.

9 = AUCKLAND FULL MARATHON
(Auckland Full Marathon running schedule)
DATE
DISTANCE
TIME
PACE
EVENT
My Running Week starts SATURDAY & ends FRIDAY
WEEK 1
RECOVER 2
24th to 30th Sept
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NO RUNNING - Busy with house maintenence !!!
WEEK 2
1st to 7th Oct
1/10/16
18 km
1.38.29
5.29
Aimed for 21.1km but knackered & not recovered - aborted at 18km
4/10/16
10 km
48.45
4.53
Reasonable pace run including big hill @ 6km
5/10/16
4 km
18.21
4.35
Fast 4km run home before running 6km with the wife
5/10/16
6 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Auckland 12km Run
WEEK 3
8th to 14th Oct
8/10/16
28 km
2.34.28
5.31
Tried coffee shots but seriously ill after run for the weekend!!!
13/10/16
8 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Auckland 12km Run
WEEK 4
15th to 21st Oct  - First Tapper week
16/10/16
10 km
51.04
5.07
Very slow - not deliberate - 45th BIRTHDAY TODAY !!!!!
19/10/16
10 km
46.37
4.40
Unintentionally my 4th joint fastest ever 10km ????
21/10/16
5 km
22.15
4.28
Very fast run to catch the wife at her 5km marker with head start
21/10/16
3 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Auckland 12km Run
WEEK 5
22nd to 28th Oct  - Final Tapper week
26/10/16
5 km
23.13
4.39
Meant to be slow but wasn't to slow but 4 & 5 km very hard ??
27/10/16
7 km
34.00
4.51
Aiming for approx 5 min pace & catch wife on her run
27/10/16
3 km
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Running with the Wife to help her train for the Auckland 12km Run
WEEK 6
30/10/16
42.2 km
3.53.58
5.33
AUCKLAND FULL MARATHON
Aiming for 4 hours but managed to pull off an almost flawless run and smashed my best time with my final run of the experiment. Saved the best till last :-) Not without injury though. See below....
RECOVER 1
(WEEK 7)
TRAINING / RECOVERY - 7 days minimum
By Wednesday my legs had recovered but I'm left with severe pain in my left lower leg where I had metal plates put in for a football injury 18 years ago. Still in the process of figuring out if it has broken the rivets in the bone. What this space. No running any time soon!!!


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