Thursday, October 23, 2014

Centennial Park 5 x 1k Reps

21 Degrees and 78% humidity meant I was seating buckets around the park. No wind didn't help either.
Did a couple of laps of the running track while doing the reps.

Reps were 3:47, 3:46, 3:47, 3:54, 3:50. All done with a 2 min walk recovery. Absolutely buggered after that.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Centennial Park 12ks

19 degrees. 30k wind guts with the Northerly sea breeze blowing. Even with the trees in the park it was pretty windy.
3 laps of the track plus a bit extra before It became too dark to see.

12ks in 57:47. Average pace of 4:48 per klm.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Centennial Park 20ks

Started a bit late on today. Quarter to 8. Lots of people in the park who I had to dodge mostly.

Did 2 laps of Timmy's 10k loop on the grass.

Time was 1:40 for the 20ks. Bang on 5 min k pace. Must be pacing something right.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Melbourne Marathon 3:35:51

Much better run than Sydney. Not much training in between as I needed physio on my back again.
Was nice weather for it. Fine and sunny and didn't get hot till near the end.

Weird split mats they had out. But I was trying to keep 5 min k pace which I managed even though the mats don't say that until 30ks.

10k - 49:55
17.8k - 38:36(88:31)
30k - 1:01:35(2:30:06)
40k - 53:55(3:24:01)
42.2k - 11:48(3:35:51) 5:06/k pace

Quite happy with the pace as I was 1612th at 20k and finished at 1375th. And 15 mins faster than Sydney which was good.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

7k @ MP

Fitness is so bad that the pace I would like to run Melbourne Marathon at is only 5 min ks. I'm doing Melbourne on sunday due to having entered the race months ago. Paid for my flights and hotel before I hurt my back.

I'll see if I can maintain 5 min k pace for the race. Tonight was 7ks in 34:58.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Centennial Park 20ks

Start at 14 degrees and 91% humidity. No wonder I felt like crap for the 1st hour. By the finish it was 17 degrees and 65% 2 hours later.
Missed the start of Timmy's squad so did 2 laps of the 10k loop on my own. Plenty of people out running this morning. Was great doing the first in the mist of Centennial.

Total was 20ks in about 100 mins. Garmin decided nit to start at all. Only 2 years old if that so shouldn't be having issues. Or maybe the RAAF was using the satellite to search for ISIS?

Have had physio for the last 2 weeks again after the back became tight after the marathon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sydney Marathon 3:50:33 = PW

Start at 12 degrees with some showers prior to the start and through to about 2 mins after the start. Nice and cool anyway with a plenty of cloud cover and the day fined up eventually to 19 degrees at the finish. Back was ok but just very unfit. Stupid idea to do it the same as Canberra leading to another PW for the year.

Plenty of timing mats on this course. Helps having a former top runner as the RD. Won't mention all of them.

10k 48:45
20k 1:38:21
21.1k 1:43:25. Should have pulled out at half way as that was the extent of my fitness.
30k 2:34:08
40k 3:36:41
42.2k 3:50:33.

And I've run 50ks in that time almost.