Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hill Reps 3 x 1.1k

Lord of fatness running up hills. Can't say it was fun. Wasn't even very steep and had some flat and downhill in it as well.
Ran up a grass hill beside Centennial Park. Basically up Lang Rd to Moore Park.

Reps were 5:54, 5:48, 5:56. All done with a jog recovery back down again. Nothing flash about them.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Long Run 22ks

Sunday became Monday after sleeping in. And then my Surf Club AGM and beers put paid to the afternoon run.

Ran from work at Banksmeadow up to Fox Studios and back. Hard run. Lots of side streets and cars. Plus plenty of dark spots to fall over in.

Total was 22ks in 1:49:30. Just scraped under 5 min k pace which was ok. Felt slow at times but I had a lot of stopping to do with lights, people and streets.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Moore Park 12ks

11 Degrees but felt like 8 with 50k wind gusts. No-one out running as it was a Friday night.

Couple of laps around Moore Park and past the SCG and SFS.

Total was 12.2ks in 56:22. Average pace of 4:37 per klm.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Moore Park 12ks

Stuck at work last night so couldn't go for a run. Rained for awhile anyway so it didn't bother me at all.

Ran a couple of laps around Moore Park and past the SFS and SCG.

Total was 12.2ks in 56:32. Average pace of 4:38 per klm. Slightly faster than Monday.

I was looking for you at the 10k turnaround Ewen but was a bit hard with the big crowd. Maybe next month at Bondi? Which I assume you are coming up for?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moore Park 12ks

Warm at 7pm. 13 degrees and 82% humidity with the cloud cover. Wondered why I was sweating so much.

Around Moore Park and past the SCG and SFS.

12.2ks in 56:50. Average pace of 4:39 per klm.  Achilles felt ok.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Gold Coast Half Marathon 1:33:48

Nothing to write home about with my lack of training. My head thought I could run faster but my body said no.
Caught the plane up Saturday with Moh Alkhub on board. Caught the bus to the convention centre to get our numbers as well and then the bus into the accommodation. We were staying at different places.

Up at the god awful time of 4am for the 6am start of the half. Had to catch the bus near the hotel arriving about 5:15. Met up with a few Striders and left my bag at the tent.

Start in the dark and I knew in the 1st k I would struggle to hold the pace I wanted. After that just tried to hold 4:30/k pace.
The organisers heard my whinging from last year and put in a 10k split mat. Very good.

Great weather for the race. Big crowds and the Australian all comers marathon record was broken as well as the course PB in the men's. Deek had the all comers since 82 Comm Games.

Splits were:

10k - 44:00(4:24/k)
20k - 1:29:03(4:27/k)
Finish - 1:33:48(4:26/k)

Finished on net time 611 out of 8572. So still top 10%. I thought more had beaten me than that.

My race positions were good. 612 at 10k, 612 at 20k and 611 at the finish. I know plenty passed me after the 10k mark but between 15k and the finish I was obviously reeling them back in to grab 1 spot. Yeehah!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Moore Park 10ks

10ks around Moore Park area. Nothing too hard and took it easy.

10ks in 46:35.

Warmer than last night.