Best Running Tips Newsletter, Issue #040
-- About French Toast and Trails
January 11, 2013
Hope you are doing well. Not sure what the official cut-off date is,
but I am going to wish you a Happy New Year anyways.
Hope this will be a great year for you.
I had a good Christmas and New Year's break, spending it camping by the
sea in mostly sunny and hot conditions (yes, in Australia
now), although we had a few rainy mornings as well.
We did a few short bush walks with the kids and on New Year's Day we
got up early and went for a walk up Mt
Oberon, a small mountain in Wilson's Promontory
on Australia's south
I had been silly enough to promise the kids French toast for
so, despite the late night, at 06.30 I was cracking eggs
outside our tent!
Thanks to our early start we can claim however to be the first people
up Mt Oberon for 2013!
With my running I am going to be doing a 28k trail run on
on a beautiful trail, but quite hilly, so I think it is going to be a
I live in a hilly area and as preparation I have been doing hilly long
runs. Between the 2hr and 2hr30 mark things start hurting. Pretty much
every time. I expect to be on the trail for about 3
hrs... So think of me sometime Sunday morning when I am out there in a world of pain,
wondering why the hell I keep on doing this to myself... :)
chart of the trail
After that I'll prepare for the Canberra marathon in
am hoping I'll stay injury-free and get to do sufficient training to be
able to run a good race.
As you may recognise, it's simply a struggle to get sufficient training
in, but with a few lunch time runs, weekend runs and some
cross-training I am hoping it will be enough to run well.
I haven't looked ahead much further than the April marathon yet. I'll
probably do a few
shorter races in the months after the marathon.
Once you have got that endurance up to such a high level with the
marathon training, you can take
advantage of it and set some seasonal
or personal bests for the shorter distances!
Anyways, enough about me... how about you?
What are your
running goals for 2013? Or have we already gotten to the
point where your New Year's resolutions are well and truly out of the
I hope not. And if they are, please just set up some new New Year's
resolutions right now. Who
decided that you need to make these
resolutions on the 1st of January anyway?
When you want to achieve specific goals, often some help can be useful.
I do have a number of resources, mini-series and programs available
that could be of some assistance to you:
Marathon Training Secrets is a free ebook which has a bunch of useful
articles in it about marathon training, tapering, pacing etc. Feedback
received so far on the ebook and the e-mail mini-series Ace Your Marathon
has been great.
Fat Loss Jumpstart
Fat Loss Jumpstart is another free ebook which, as you might have
guessed (you smart low-calorie cookie), is about weight loss. You get
it when you subscribe to the Lose
10 Pounds mini-series.
This e-mail series helps you work out what type of
changes you need to make in order to lose weight, provides some dieting
advice and recipes, etc. The mini-series has over 600 readers and
Interested? Click the link above and scroll down the article a bit and
you'll find the ebook.
Running Programs (Walk/Run Programs)
The Beginner Running Programs of the Best Running Tips website are
really popular, especially program 1 (from 0 to 15 minutes in 8 weeks)
and program 3 (from 0 to 30 minutes in 12 weeks). You can subscribe to
any of them and you'll get your program
delivered in your inbox, along with weekly tips and advice to keep you
It's an excellent choice when you are just getting started with
running. After doing the 8- or 10- or 12-week program you will not only
be able to run much further than you can do now. But you'll also know a
lot more about running!
So you see,
there really is no excuse! Whether you just want to get
started with running, want to lose weight or run a marathon, it's all
there for you.
I'll be back with you soon, just to let you know if I survived the
trail run.... :)
to you soon.
In the meantime, come visit my site often and happy running!
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