A New Start…


Tomorrow will be the start of my base training for my ultra-marathon race in September. I have to say, I’m not exactly sure how and where I am going to get the energy from to do this. The month of May has been pretty quiet. Kept telling myself I am still recovering from Two Oceans :-). But I can now see that is just an excuse. But, it is so cold in the morning, going to the gym is not really an option, but I guess I might not have a choice, cos somehow I need to get the kilometers on the legs!

Did a bit of research on how to train for a marathon with a time goal. Long run is most important. Did a 15km run this weekend after not running the whole week and boy I am still feeling it. Yes, sounds like I will be forever recovering :-). I have been lucky so far, a bit on the paranoid side and tried to do things according to the books and expert advice – and have been injury free till now. I am not sure what I will do if I do get injured! Never thought I would feel this way about running :-). But the point I wanna make, is to stress the importance of your weekly runs in training for a marathon. Don’t expect to feel good after your long run if you did not put in the time during the week. What you put in is what you get out :-).


About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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