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Ups and Downs
26-Nov-2014 03:42:22 AM [(GMT+12:00) Auckland, Wellington]

Training is much like the terrain I mostly run on - it goes up and it goes down! Recently it's mostly going down! I ran the Auckland marathon on November 2nd and in the days and weeks following I've found it hard to be 100% motivated. This begs the question of how am I going to feel running 4 marathons back to back followed by an ultra when I get to Ecuador next year! Next week I have another training run - The Kepler Challenge is a 60km mountain run on one of the most beautiful tracks in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. I'm not convinced I'm ready for this but having run it several years previously at least I know what I'm in for. It strikes me as curious that what I used to call 'my next big event' has now been classified as a 'training run'. I guess this is what happens when the stretch goals keep getting stretched. My training partners (and fellow RTP Ecuador 2015 competitors) are big contributors to keeping my legs turning over ... The camaraderie and good natured rivalry is a huge morale booster and serves as a constant reminder of what these challenges are really about - "other people" ie. good friends and good memories. Somehow I think Ecuador 2015 will generate both of these in bucketloads. 241 days 13 hrs 17mins to go
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.... Because I can (while I still can!)

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