It’s been roughly six weeks since I embarked on ‘Super Fit at 50’ – my journey to become a leaner, fitter runner and have more energy and drive for the important things in life. It all culminates in attempting to conquer Centurion Running’s South Downs Way 100 in under 24 hours. Catch up on ‘why?’ […]Read More Five things I’ve learned so far from trying to get Super Fit at 50
Since early September, I’ve been on a mission to become a leaner, fitter, meaner ultrarunner – and have more energy for work and family life. I’m calling it ‘Super Fit at 50’! So, here’s what’s happened so far. I’ve lost 5kgs. The weight loss hasn’t been linear, but it’s definitely on a downward trend! My […]Read More Super Fit at 50 – checking in
Endurance runners have one thing in common: we’re all incredibly driven to achieve our goals. Succeeding over long distances requires a degree of mental focus – the kind that gets you through pain, obstacles and adversity. But how do we maintain a sense of perspective on life, yet also pursue these massive goals? Is it […]Read More How to avoid being ‘obsessively obsessive’ when pursuing endurance goals
I’m about to embark on a journey to improve my fitness, health and general wellbeing – ‘Super Fit @ 50’. I’m setting milestones to measure my progress along the way. The first will be to get a six pack by December – the ‘six pack challenge’, if you will. The real goal, however, is to […]Read More Endurance at 50 – feeling finite and getting ‘super fit’
I was unable to provide blood for a simple blood test two hours after a 10-mile run. This may seem obvious to some of you, but I was shocked. Some background… I’m about to embark on a journey to lose weight, become fitter and stronger, and generally improve my health and well-being – something I’m […]Read More Runners: Are you secretly dehydrated?
I returned home following my DNF at this year’s CCC with a renewed focus on my running, general health and wellbeing. For 20 days I was on it! I was at home so my diet was good, I was exercising twice a day and I lost weight and felt a whole lot fitter and sharper […]Read More When life gets in the way
What a journey and what an amazing experience! Brutal, beautiful and so enriching. Never thought I would write something so positive about a DNF… The CCC finished for me at Trient, having completed 44.5 miles of the 62-mile course and 12,372 feet of accumulated elevation in 18’45”. Trient There was a bus load of competitors […]Read More CCC Race Report – ‘Tough love’ at Trient