Training

Trail Bokkies: Solo Missions in Newlands Forest

Trail Bokkies: Solo Missions in Newlands Forest

I awoke early on Sunday morning to a bright sunny bedroom and just stared at the ceiling. For the first time in weeks of regular Sunday Trail Bokkies runs, this week we were “too busy” to get out there because of weddings and other grownup stuff.
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Trail Bokkies: Rocks and Rainbows

Trail Bokkies: Rocks and Rainbows

This Wednesday’s mid-week Trail Bokkies run was a special one. Not only did we welcome the return of our travelling bokkies Rushdie and Nailah from their epic holiday, it was also the first time we got to run the Pipe Track at Table Mountain.
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Back on the Grind

It’s been a while…

Work, life, etc. seems to happen all at once and then you forget about taking care of No.1.
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5/3/1 Training System Review

5/3/1 Training System Review

After the Two Oceans I was feeling very flat and weak. I’d concentrated solely on a 10 week running program with very little strength training and was not feeling my usual “shexy self”.  I also had to do something about these weird looking legs I’d developed.
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Injury Woes

There I was chasing the ball down in full glory on Saturday afternoon. In my mind, all that the opposition saw was my yellow scrum-cap going past like a bolt of lightning. In reality, everyone else was just tired and kind of over the game while I was the only fool sprinting after another poor clearance.

There are times when the bounce of the rugby ball can be unkind. This was my turn to find out, as it ricocheted backwards off the surface. I tried to stop and chase after it, when suddenly I felt a sharp pain and a crunching feeling coming from my ankle.
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