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3 Steps to overcoming post-Comrades depression

After months of hard training, preparation and fine-tuning for Comrades don’t be surprised if you’re starting to feel a little depressed. Following the completion of an up Comrades your window for milking the fact that you’ve run 90km’s is a little smaller than it...

Pre-Comrades 2015 Speech

It was an honor for me to be asked to give the annual Comrades speech at the Bedfordview Athletics Club yesterday. I thought I'd share it with the greater Comrades running community. (Please excuse spelling, gramma, etc, I haven't had a chance to edit.) Comrades 2015...

Boston 2015 Race Report

It's hard to believe that the Boston marathon for me, is a thing of the past. It seemed months back I started a deliberate build up to this epic race and suddenly it had come and gone so quickly. This is not a detailed overview of Boston Marathon itself, that I will...

Sports Massage

Muscles pull on tendons which in turn pull on joints which ultimately gets us moving or in our cases running. In order for this to happen the brain sends signals to the nerves which through a chemical reaction causes the muscle to contract.   From time to time...

Calm down and run

It seems road runners have very little to talk about save Comrades. Wow! That sounded a little more brutal than intended. But, join a group of distance runners across the country and almost without fail the conversation will invariably end up with Comrades. One would...

When an injury is not an injury

Your training has been going well over the last few months and you feel like you're ready to smash a PB at your next planned race. That is until you head out for your weekly track session. But instead of coming away feeling strong and on top of the world, you limp off...

Die Wondering or Die Trying?

I may not have died wondering, but I certainly died trying. Two weeks before the Amsterdam marathon, in a last moment decision,I pitched up at the Rietvlei Parkrun and ran the 5km route in 17:45. A time which while certainly not my fastest over 5km’s was certainly a...

Sugar killed the running man!

It doesn't take a Shrink to realise I'm a sugaraholic. Last year I dabbled in the LCHF (low carb high fat diet) trying to reduce my carb in take gradually but I soon realised that if I was to see any results I was going to have to go "cold turkey." After a holiday in...

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