Sunday, 7 August 2011

Big decisions...

First up people, this blog is just a bit of a catch up so it is not overly exciting...disclaimer over...enjoy!

Well, this week has come with some big decisions being made...since The North Face 100, I have been pondering doing the 100mile run in September.  Whilst I was pretty nervous about it, I wondered if it might be possible?  Soooo, after much pondering and deliberation, I made my decision, I WILL be doing the 100miler in September!  I am very excited for this new challenge however have a health fear of it too!  I can not wait to give it a crack and see how I go!  Thanks to everyone who has been an encouragement and given me a gentle push to do it!

First BIG week of training has just been completed - 143.8km done...GOOD TIMES!  This included back to back runs of 5 and 4 hours which was a challenge.  I battled on the 5hours on my own (Saturday) and had some problems with nutrition/hydration.  Sunday however, 4hours, was super!  Ran well and felt great!  Trial and error!!!

This weekend just gone also saw another Cane 2 Coral being run and won (not by me!!!)  I included this run in my training and had a great time.  I ran with my OIC, the Sheriff, and had a great time, even if we were on the stinking road!  I got held up for about 4-5minutes helping a bloke spewing his guts up on the side of the road, but I was glad to try and help as he was in a bad way.  The race was again HOT and for some reason the race organizers decided to keep the start time the same as last year, even though this was by far the biggest complaint.  Lets hope they listen to people and bring the start back AT LEAST an hour, or more for next years event.  It was also a sad event as a 61year old bloke died about half way out.  Ill be praying for your family old mate!

On other fronts, my weight loss has been up and down.  For those who run long distances and try to lose weight, you will know that it is a delicate balance between eating enough to lose weight but still eating enough to keep you body fueled.  I am still on trial and error with what is going to work best for me but unfortunately wont reach my initial goal.  That being said, I am not giving up until I get there, it will just take a little longer.  Just another awesome challenge to it!

Lastly, I just want to say congratulations to everyone who ran on the weekend, be it in the Cane 2 Coral or the Brisbane Marathon Festival!  You are all an inspiration and a legend!  Keep striving for more and be proud of your efforts!

See you on the road soon...Run On...

PS - How good is the new hippy design?!  Love it!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you are doing the 100 miles Mat. ├Łou've got the experience and done the training to make it through to the end. Will be great to catch up again. Yes, love the new design, very eco-friendly.