Sunday, May 17, 2015

SMH Half marathon 91:36

Another course change by Fairfax taking out the Barangaroo loop and the finish loop in college st. Added a hill at circular quay to replace it. 
Start time is now 6:45am to get us off the streets earlier.

Run was ok since I've only had 2 weeks training since Paris marathon. Passed about 70 people in the 2nd half to finish 538th. No rain during the race but streets were wet. 

Nearly 10,000 runners in the race with Tom highnam getting 4th. Excellent. Getting a new laptop this week so hopefully can update blog. 

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Centennial Park & Heartbreak Hill 40ks

Started out a bit late at 6:40am. Lucky it was cloudy this morning so wasn't too bad. Still 85% humidity though.
Ran from the park up to Christison Park at Watson's Bay via Randwick, Waverly and Bondi Junction. Then back along the same route as City 2 Surf but stayed on Old South Head Rd.

Back near the park I did a couple of laps outside around Moore Park to finish for the day.
Slow run and I sprained my ankle a couple of times running on the grass.

Total was 40.34 ks in 3:26:48.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

5 x 1.3k Hill Reps

25 Degrees. 80% humidity and 25k winds. Sweated bucket loads tonight. Singlet was plastered on at the end.
Did the hill reps on Parriwi Rd in Mosman.

Total was 12.6ks with the uphill effort and the downhill recovery. 1:04:28. Average pace of 5:08/k.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

MLR 17ks

30k winds. 75% humidity. Was not pleasant to run in tonight.
Ran in and around Centennial Park and Moore Park.

Total was 17.18ks in 1:19:46. Average pace of 4:39/k.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

13 x 400m Downhill Reps

On the grass in Centennial Park from the Oxford St gates down to the restaurant.

Total ended up being 10.5ks in 47:54. Average pace of 4:35/k. Of course that was including running back uphill as a recovery.

Did a 1k warmup and a 1k cool down afterwards.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Centennial Park Grass 16ks

As I said not enough time this morning. So did another run in the afternoon as I need my k's up for Six Foot Track and Paris.

So did 2 laps of Centennial Park and part of Moore Park on the grass. Helped that the trees provide great cover from the sun.

Total was 16.2ks in 1:24:33. Average pace of 5:13/k.

Manly, Allambie, Seaforth 25ks

Not enough time this morning for a really long run as I had to do something late morning.
Started out just before 7 and ran down to Queenscliff and then over to Manly Vale where I then ran up Allambie Rd until getting to Warringah Aquatic Centre.

Crossed over Wakehurst Parkway and then ran back down to Seaforth through the bush. Nice bush full of pine trees and a few annoying mountain bikers. I don't know how they get in there as the track is only handlebar wide.

Then ran down to the Spit Bridge and back up the other side through Clontarf to get back to Manly.

All up 25.2ks in 2:16:47. Average pace of 5:25/k.

Allambie Rd hill is 3.6ks. Plus I was pretty slow in the bush.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Centennial & Moore Parks 20ks

Mostly on the grass for this one. Inside and outside of Centennial Park plus past the SCG and SFS as well.

Total was 20.5ks in 1:37:33. Average pace of 4:46/k.