Monday, May 10, 2010

Time for a change

So I have decided that I must change the way I am doing my training. Because I have been so focused on the upcoming half marathons I have been doing a lot of just plain old miles out on the roads but I am finding that my times are staying relatively consistent and I am not seeing a lot of improvement.

So it was up early this morning and down to the gym to have a chat to my brother in law who is the fitness coordinator down there. We have agreed to catch up at 6am Thursday morning to write a plan with two goals in mind. Firstly i want to really start improving some of my times, especially over the longer distance (15km plus).

Secondly I want to shift my stubborn abdominal fat.

I went out for a 10km run last night and as I was running I kept thinking about changing things up a bit. I know that I should be doing more cross training type work to get faster and fitter but because I am focused on the running i tend to just stick to that at the moment. While I was running last night I kept thinking of the old saying

"If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got"

So I think this was the kick in the rear I needed to get to the gym this morning and start planing for better results both on the road and in my body shape.

Next race is the Huntly half Marathon in 13 days and after that I have a decent break so will use the time to get back to a more balanced training routine and hopefully see some great results. I will be taking pics to share at some point in the future as a record of how the body shaping goes too


  1. When I started strength training I noticed a big difference in my running. I felt stronger and had less injuries. Good luck with your new goals and good luck with the Huntly half marathon.

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Stacey. Had my initial assessment so am confident I will be able to get those tims down :-)