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Penrith to Epping

This was a 60km training walk on Sunday May 19, 2013. I took a train to Penrith, a major suburb on the far western outskirts of Sydney. I then walked back to Epping station 60km away. The walk took me down Castlereagh Rd, Andrews Rd and then The Northern Rd to the village of Windsor. […]

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Getting ready to Go

Have taken 2.5 weeks off, virtually exercise free. After my last Mt Ku Ring Gai to Cowan run/walk I felt exhausted, and everything hurt. It took about a week of rest before muscles in my legs and hips stopped aching, to be able to get out of bed in the morning without aches and to stop stiffening […]

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GNW 274?

Getting closer to setting of on the walk, and looking forward to it. Have in mind a long weekend in early to mid November 2012. Seems the GNW is actually between 260km and 274km in total, after adding up all the individual sections described online. Using the “two day section” descriptions on wildwalks.com I make it […]

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New training plan

Have decided to revise and simplify my training plan after the recent Sydney 24 hour race. I need to cover more Km each week and just focus much more on basically covering big distances at a consistent, fast pace. This is the new schedule: Long walks started at 33km and will increase by about 10% […]

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Training walk Gordon marathon

I was curious to see how fast I might be able to complete a marathon by walking the flats and uphills, and jogging the downhills. So I mapped out a course using MapMy Run and set out. The course took me from St Leonards station up the Pacific Highway to Gordon, and then down Ryde […]

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Mt Solitary Traverse April 2012

Training walk, Thursday April 12, 2012. Party: Saul Richardson and Will Gilbert. Will and I met at Katoomba Station so I could show him the way to the Golden Stairs car park which would be the end of the walk. Leaving my car there, we drove down through Wentworth Falls to the locked gate carpark […]

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