I don’t often do the same races many times in a row, however, the Windsor River Trail Half Marathon by F3 events is a definite exception. This was my third time completing it, and my 9th half marathon this year, coming close to getting 12 of them under my belt as my personal challenge for 2017. This post is slightly introspective, so you might want to check out the reviews I wrote in previous years in 2016 and 2014 with more details on the logistics. Why do I love this race so much? I just can’t get enough of the…

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I was very much looking forward to doing this race to test out my new training formula: Clean eating and good hydration + reduced and carefully monitored weekly mileage + functional cross training + regular physio prehab routine (stretches and flexibility work, foamrolling, glute strengthening) + good quality recovery =  RACE READY BODY In training for this half marathon, I never went further than 16km – for fear of breaking down last minute and I also did not see the point of running the full distance in training when the last 5km in any races can be run on adrenaline and sheer gut.…

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I meant to write a separate blog post for each one of the above races I did this May, but I could not find the time. All in all, I think it is better this way as I now have a greater perspective to look back on the whole month which turned out to be one of the best months’ I have had so far as far as racing is concerned. Regents Park 10k Having renewed my confidence at the Richmond Half  Marathon in March, I embarked on my next challenge aka a 10k run in Regents Park. This 10k in May was actually…

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