NYC Marathon Weeks 6-8

NYC Marathon Weeks 6-8

Mo Farah has just won the gold medal in the Olympic 10,000m race. Unlike the swimming when I can just scrape in at under double the time of the olympians, or to put it another way I can cover just over half the distance in the same amount of time, I can’t even meet that modest […]

NYC Weeks 3-5

NYC Weeks 3-5

100 days to go and the first stage of training is over, the serious bit starts tomorrow. 90 mins, 105 mins, and back to a “recovery” 75 mins last week. More of the same at the track on Wednesdays although the less said about the week before last the better when the track was closed in the […]

NYC Week 2

NYC Week 2

Week 2 and so far so good. A routine is beginning to come together built around Wednesday nights at the track and Saturday morning long runs. The track session this week was 4 lots of 400m followed by a couple of minutes’ rest and then repeat. The idea was to keep the same pace throughout, and […]

NYC Week 1

NYC Week 1

And so the second half of the year of running begins. After a few weeks mostly off we started again on Wednesday. There are over 60 people in the inaugural Can Too training program for New York, split between North Sydney and the Eastern Suburbs. Hopefully there will be at least a couple in the […]

New York New York

New York New York

Many times over the past few years I’ve announced that my running days, such as they were, are over. I did my first Half Marathon with CanToo in 2007 and finished in about 2 hours and 10 minutes, and thanks to great coaching I felt as if I could have carried on at the end of the […]