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Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 7 – 8

My 8-week Diacore Training Cycle has now come to an end and my goal race (and Number 6/17) is tomorrow. It has been a great 8 weeks where I have learnt so much about myself, my body and running in general. I am looking forward to starting my next training plan, “Winter Trail Training Cycle” which will take me through the… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 7 – 8

Race Day

Palapye 10k, Race Recap (#5/17)

For those of you reading this blog for the first time, I am on a mission to complete 17 races this year! Yesterday I ran my 5th race in Palapye which is a 3-hour drive from Gaborone. This race also served as part of my training for my goal race next week – The Diacore. … Continue reading Palapye 10k, Race Recap (#5/17)

Race Day

Lady Khama, 10k Trail Race Recap (#4/17)

My fourth race of my ’17 in 2017′ Challenge was the beautiful Lady Khama 10k Trail Run held on the 9th April, 2017. The organisers promised that this race was “not just about the RUN, but about the EXPERIENCE” and I think they delivered.  The Lady Khama Trail Run is in its fifth year and… Continue reading Lady Khama, 10k Trail Race Recap (#4/17)

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Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 4 – 5

What an exciting fortnight of earthquakes, birthday parties, a 10k race in fancy dress, tonnes of work deadlines, Easter Egg hunts, and yes, lots of training too! 🙂 Week 4 Monday: After a week off training because of my cold, I was eager to get back into things! So although a run wasn’t scheduled for… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 4 – 5

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Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 3

What a disaster – in summary, “cough, cough, splutter, splutter, sneeze, sneeze” – REPEAT! 😦 Boy, oh boy! Confession time: when my kids and husband were sick, I didn’t really take them seriously. I may even have muttered the term “man-flu” in the direction of my husband a couple of times. But this week was definitely: The Gaborone Runner… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Week 3

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Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 2

I somehow made it through three races this year with no clear “plan” other than to walk/run at least three times a week and to give it my very all on race day. However, I no longer want to simply focus on doing “17 races in 2017“. I want to become a better runner and to work towards my equally… Continue reading Diacore 10k Training Recap: Weeks 1 – 2