• Healthy Habits,  Race Reports

    Race Report: Afriforum Springbok Vasbyt 2017

    Date Held: 15 July 2017 Distances: 5km / 10km / 25km Terain: Trail running Venue: Voortrekker Monument Website: Tekkie Races   This weekend I took part in Springbok vasbyt 2017 organised by by Voortrekker Monument Draf en Stap klub. In early years there was a race called ‘Magaliesbergwedloop’ and when the race died there was a lack of any trail running events except for races that were held in Cape Town along with other races such as Mount-Au-Source and Botshabelo. Technicon Pretoria marathon Club decided to hold a historical of road race and that lead to the creation of the ‘Voetpadberg 10 Myler’. This race was such a success that it gave birth…

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    Training Log: Day 2 – Strength training

    Date: Monday 2017_07_17 Activity: Strength Training Location: at Home Duration: 45min So I worked out my own strength training plan from things I’ve learnt over the years and also from research I’ve done. As much as I would love to join a gym now or to get a Running couch to get more serious about my Trail Running Career it’s just not gonna happen – Ek kan dit maar op my maag skryf! – Like my Mom would always say when I was little and I wanted something we could not afford. I also realized that if I don’t have the discipline to get up early in the morning and…

  • Healthy Habits,  Product review,  Running Gear Reviews

    App Review: Polar Beat

    Fourth on my list for the App review was Polar Beat. I have a polar loop activity tracker and thought it would be interesting to see how they integrate. I tested the app for 31 days and ran a total of 212km with the app – well some of my races and runs I did with Strava as well – just because the app bombed out a few times. The app was ok. The GPS Tracking is accurate but has failed me a number of times. I have attempted to review this app before, it also failed me a few times and it’s quite sensitive – I got into contact…

  • Healthy Habits,  Product review,  Running Gear Reviews

    Running App Review

    So about 5 months ago I posted that I would be reviewing 2 running apps. The whole review kinda went down the drain because my phones GPS wasn’t working the way it should have so I had to unfortunately put a hold on it until I got a new phone. So YAY! This weekend I got a new Phone – it is an Android. And I love it – So Happy! I almoust cried when I took pictures, the relief of being able to capture pretty things… One of the things that are very important to me when I go for a run, is to know how far, how hard and how long…

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    We’re Moving!

    Exciting news! JBRobinBlog.wordpress.com is doing so well, that we are moving! I have upgraded my Blog to a new address please follow jbrobinblog.com for future posts! So whats new? I’ve change the theme a little – so you still have the Side-barr with all the upcoming events and extra information, all my social links are on the page, you just have to navigate to see all the different platforms that you can follow me on. Also head over to my Resources page for all the Brands and companies that will feature in my posts – So if I posted about it, there should be a link to follow to their website or contact information.…