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Tuesday 4th October 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Thanks to Under Armour Australia & Running Heroes I recently got to try out the new UA Charged Bandit 2 running shoes. This happened to fit in nicely with my return to running, having been out injured for the past few months. 

I really like

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Category: Training
Saturday 28th May 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

After my DNF at UTA I was pretty bummed out, I didn’t want to go anywhere near the race finish line or even read about it on Facebook. But by far my biggest concern was when could I run again?

I talked to my coach Matt

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Categories: Injuries | Training
Monday 9th May 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

Thanks to Running Heroes & Under Armour I got some shiny new shoes to try out and review. The Brand new Under Armour SpeedForm Gemini 2’s!

My

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Friday 12th February 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

The 19km Tongariro Crossing which passes over an active volcano in the Alpine region of the North Island was always going to be part of the holiday. Originally mum and I were going to hike it, but then when she fractured her knee at the gym, the hike turned into me running the Crossing and mum doing a couple of short walks nearby.

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Categories: Trail Running | Training
Sunday 10th January 2016
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By  Melissa Robertson

If you’ve ever seen me before a race then you know that I have terrible pre-race nerves. It pretty much starts during the taper process where I question everything. Have I trained enough? Can I still run? Am I too fat to run up the hills? Am I injured? Do I have everything? Will I get lost?…. The list goes on… And the nerves

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Categories: Race | Training
Wednesday 30th December 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson

Each year I like to try some sort of challenge over the summertime when the days are at their longest and I have a few days off over the Christmas break to recover. This year just to see if it was possible I gave myself the challenge of running from my place at Shelly Beach on the Central Coast to the Telligence office at East Mayfield in Newcastle

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That's a top effort, Melissa! How you find your way through unfamiliar bush in the middle of the night amazes me! Awesome is an overused word, but your adventure is truly worthy! Well done.

Posted by TommyG , 30/12/2015 6:57:02 pm

Impressive!

Posted by Andreea, 30/12/2015 9:46:23 pm

Categories: Trail Running | Training
Monday 21st September 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson
This week has been dedicated to recovery. Lots and lots of recovery.... 
 
The first couple of days all I did was walk at lunchtime, just stretching out the legs and drinking copious amounts of water. Particularly on Sunday I just couldn't get enough water. It was also a good opportunity to catch up on
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There are a lot of good resources on this blog.thanks!! Crack Software

Posted by Evia Bennett, 13/01/2016 6:08:22 pm

Category: Training
Friday 3rd July 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson
Lighter on the training and it's also the most exciting day of the week with both #sandwichtoasterfriday and #bbqfriday
 

Training

red gum
This morning it's active recovery with a 1km swim at Mingara Pool. In general
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Friday 3rd July 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson
Another heavy day of training, not much spare time and a broken skateboard
 

Training

This morning it's hill repeats. Matt gives me all sorts of different hill repeats to do and today is a new one. From the bottom of the ramp at Bateau Bay to the top of Reserve Drive (where it makes the right hand
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Category: Training
Thursday 2nd July 2015
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By  Melissa Robertson

An early start to get in the required Km's. Followed by the regular Wendesday night trivia outing.

Training

This morning it's a longish run, easy pace, but more then the usual K's so I need to get up earlier then normal and be out the door at 4:30am. There was no set location for the 17km's, so I decided to

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