Sunset Coast Marathon 2020

So the covid thing messed with my head.

Sunset Coast Marathon 2020

I’m out of shape and I needed a kick in the balls to get me going again!

I got one, from a good friend. It was just a casual comment to him, but it meant the world to me.

It was the right words at the right time, which to me is the definition of wisdom. To say the right thing at the right time, equals wisdom.

I’m still stuck in Perth, unable to fly home to Thailand, and my favourite trails. I found the next scheduled race and signed up.

Sunset Coast Marathon 2020.

Ok, so it’s not a trail run, but it will do. I need a goal to focus on.

This will be my second marathon, my first on was 4 hours 20 mins, here! The thing is, the race is only 7 weeks away.

I’ve been avoiding the scales lately, but I’m going to guess that I’m 5 to 7 kg over weight. I will aim to loose that before race day.

Training Plan.

After finding the race, I searched for a training program, and found one, here.

5 runs per week,

First 2 weeks, 2 x 6.5 km, 2 x 10 km and 1 x 22.5. Pace 6 mins per km.

Week 3, 2 x 6.5 km, 2 x 10 km and 1 x 29 km. Pace 5:45 mins per km

Week 4, 2 x 8 km, 2 x 13 km and 1 x 33 km. Pace 5:30 mins per km.

Week 5, 2 x 8 km, 2 x 16 km and 1 x 36 km. Pace 5:30 mins per km.

Week 6, 2 x 6.5 km, 2 x 10 km and 1 x 24 km. Pace 5:30 mins per km.

Week 7, Race week, 2 x 6.5 km with 4 days off. Pace 5:30 mins per km. Sunday is race day.


I want to drop 5 to 7 kg. But that’s a hard push when I’m increasing my energy out put at the same time.

So I will focus on cutting out the shit food, (soda, candy etc.) and increasing the good foods. (lean protein, such as fish, chicken, eggs and some good fats, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil etc).

Runners on your mark!

Author: Shane

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