Read about my year so far, in my latest blog on The Long Run (here).
You’re going to spend a lot of time ascending during any mountain run (especially Skyrunning events). See my latest article on TheLongRun for tips on how to improve your climbing for your next race (link here).
Saturday 7th June: W/U exercises + 6 hours on Mt Warning + W/D exercises This was my first long run since having minor surgery on my left knee the previous Saturday (just cleaning out dirt from a particularly bad fall!). I headed out to Mt Warning with the intention of running for 5 hours, but… Read More Training diary: 7th to 13th June
Friday 18th April: W/U exercises + 90min on Mt Coot-tha including 43min of hard uphill/downhill reps + W/D exercises I was feeling great in today’s session and had a lot of fun going hard on my local hill. Saturday 19th April: W/U exercises + 4 hours at Springbrook and Purlingbrook including 60min stair reps… Read More Training diary: 18th to 27st April
A steady build up in training through November and early December had me in high spirits for the upcoming Bogong to Hotham race. Unfortunately a minor chest infection followed by a minor Achilles problem put an end to those plans and for the first time in years I missed a race due to the risk… Read More January Training Update
Monday 9th December: Strength exercises + 90min cycling Easy spinning I seemed to have pulled up from the weekend with a slightly stiff/sore left calf but once warmed up I didn’t notice it anymore. Tuesday 10th December: W/U exercises + 100 min 60min of tempo on single track + 20min barefoot The bit of calf… Read More Training diary: 9th – 15th December
Monday 2nd December: Strength exercises + 90min cycling Easy spinning I was feeling a little bit heavy today after my first solid weekend of running in a while. Tuesday 3rd December: W/U exercises + 50 min Beach Run – 28min speedwork I was up at the Sunshine Coast for the ARC Centre of Excellence for… Read More Training diary: 2nd – 8th December
Monday 11th November: Rest Tuesday 12th November: W/U exercises + 90 min Up Lookout bike track – down Honeyeater track – up Under Construction trail – along Bellbird trail – up/down Jacksonia Trail – turn around and return along same route + 20min barefoot After two days of rest I felt back to normal, so… Read More Training diary: 25th November – 1st December
Monday 11th November: Strength exercises + 1 hour cycling Easy spinning Tuesday 12th November: W/U exercises + 65 min 24minutes of speed work on single track + 20min barefoot I felt great running today but what felt even better was finishing the last of my uni exams for the year! Not long now until I… Read More Ben Duffus – Training diary: 11th – 24th November
Monday 21st October: Rest Tuesday 22nd October: W/U exercises + 60 min 20min of short hill reps on Chapel Hill Rd trail + 20min barefoot Today’s speed session was much better (i.e., painful) than last week’s and I managed to get progressively quicker in each rep. Wednesday 23rd October: W/U exercises + 60 min Up Lookout bike track-down… Read More Training diary: 21st – 27th October