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Aug 5, 2014

Your City 2 Surf 'preparation' guide

Isn’t it so EXCITING that City 2 Surf is only 5 days away!?! It’s easily the best day on Sydney’s fitness calendar & my favourite day of the year to run a muck (literally) in Bondi. For me this day marks the beginning of the end of winter… It’s usually always sunny, people rock bright clothing & some of the most incredible costumes, there is music, people dancing, face paint & people lining the sidewalk cheering the runners on. It’s almost as if for a day everyone in Sydney is one big happy fun fit family!

So many of you have been training for this day, getting up early & braving the cold for early morning running sessions and heartbreak hill sprints. This weekend you get to see all of your hard work pay off & then there is the celebratory breakfast (or brunch) with a few celebratory beverages of course! Nothing says congratulations like a jug of fresh Pimms punch!

When it comes to being prepared, what you do over the next 5 days is almost as important as what you have done for the last 6 weeks. Don’t fall off the wagon in the home straight, just follow these couple of basic tips so you are super super prepared come Sunday.


Categories Exercise & fitness General Issues Health and Wellbeing Tags running City 2 Surf event race day preparation exercise fitness Sydney Bondi

May 12, 2013

Are you hilariously under-prepared for Sunday's half marathon?

So you have woken up this morning and realised that YES its less than a week till the Sydney Morning Herald half marathon that you were meant to be training super hard for over the last 3-4 months but with work and the kids and the cold dark mornings your training and preparation has been average to poor…..And now you’re seriously contemplating just pulling the pin and signing up for the next one??

STOP…… DON’T PANIC… This situation CAN be resurrected…… and yes you will be on that start line next Sunday morning!


Categories General Issues Tags half marathon training race day hydration Sydney Morning Herald preparation running tapering massage

Apr 29, 2013

10 tips to help you tackle your first triathlon

A handful of my nearest and dearest friends are currently in full swing training for the up and coming Byron Bay Triathlon…. for 95% of them this will be their first experience in the weird and wonderful world of triathlon’s. And what a different experience it is… think it’s tough doing a 10km run of a morning? Try that after sitting on a bike for 40-50km, your quads are lactic and your legs feel like lead. It’s most certainly not a sport for the faint hearted!

It’s now four weeks out so obviously all their training programs are in full swing. BUT I thought they could all use a few little handy hints to ensure they are adequately prepared for race day. (READ FULL BLOG)

Categories General Issues Tags triathlon training preparation swimming cycling running tapering race day transition zone