Wednesday, 12th July 2017

Wednesday I was all set for the usual which is Crossfit at 5am and Easy Run of 8km. I had decided to get someone else to write my training plan for Melbourne Marathon this time, so that’s a good holding pattern while I’m waiting. Normally I write my plans, but

All the magic is in the work

View from Warwick Half Marathon, 2016 I was having a conversation the other day about motivation. What happens when you lose your mojo, and you aren’t sure how to get it back. And they said to me, “it’s okay for you, that’s your job”. Which is totally true. I can’t

The trap of pace-based running apps

You know the one’s right? You enter your fastest time over a certain distance, what distance you are training for, what date? And all of a sudden you have a custom training plan. But do you? The trick about running apps, is that they are addictive. And not in a

Ten thousand hours

You might have heard of the theory of 10,000 hours. It’s the idea that it takes 10,000 hours or about 10 years of deliberate practice to become great at something. This theory has been called into question in more recent times, arguing that deliberate practice only accounts for about 1/3