Thursday, November 13, 2014

11ks @ Marathon Pace

21 degrees
80% humidity
20k winds with gusts over 30ks.
Not ideal conditions to try and hold my pace steady.

Did almost 3 laps of the running track in Centennial Park. Total was 11ks in 45:59. Average pace of 4:10 per klm.Happy with that.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MLR 18ks

20 Degrees and 20k winds.
Ran from work up to Centennial Park and arrived in time to see the JP Morgan Race around the park.
Had to wait about 15mins as I was close to the 5k mark.
Saw about the first 500 and then ran back to work.

Total was 18.22 ks in 1:25:50. Average pace of 4:42 per klm. Much faster than last week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Joseph Banks Park 5 x 1k Reps

18 Degrees.
22k winds

Reps were a lot faster than last week. 3:30, 3:33, 3:31, 3:30, 3:36. Bit of a blow out on that last one.
All done with a 200m walk recovery.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Centennial Park 25ks

Slept in so missed the Striders run which was starting just outside Centennial Park. Kept running past the table setup.
As I was driving to the run I see Jonathan Fenton motoring at the front of the group who do an early 6ks before we start at 7AM.
Got scared I would be dropped straight away so took off early on my own. Saw the group with Fenton and ray Wareham about 10m off the front at about the 6k mark. Saw Enda, CT and GT following.
Thought they would swallow me up in about 15 mins but they must have gone a different way?
No sign of the Stoke boy Timmy as he was apparently out late Saturday telling stories about his boot polishing days at Stoke.

Did a couple of laps of the 10k loop and did an extra 5ks as well. The start was quite hard with 19 degrees and 90% humidity. But then a southerly came through about 8 making it windier but dropped the humidity heaps.

Total was 25ks in 2:00:43. Average pace of 4:49 per klm. Still felt very slow and I did struggle to keep the pace below 5 min k's at times.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Joseph Banks Park 5 x 1k Reps

19 degrees.
15k wind
64% Humidity.
Much better than yesterday's storm aftermath.

Reps were 3:50, 3:49, 3:39, 3:44, 3:44. All done with a 200m walk recovery. Didn't feel easy doing them.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Kawauchi 20ks

Start 19 degrees
40k winds
60k wind gusts
67% Humidity
Referring to the 2:08 Japanese Marathon runner who apparently runs 20ks 5 days a week at 5 min k pace.
Ran from work up via Bunnerong Rd and Anzac Pde to Queens Park and then across to Centennial Park and back via Anzac Pde and Bunnerong Rd.

Total was 20ks in 1:38:54. Average pace of 4:56 per klm. Hard work as all the way to Queens Park I had a head wind which didn't help me coming back as I was too buggered to run faster.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

10 x 365m Reps

21 Degrees.
64% Humidity.
35k NE wind.
Gusts up to 50k.
Sir Joseph Banks Park at Botany for these. It has a gravel/grass track around a fenced in grass oval. Grass for about 20m. Just have to watch the elbows on the fence as it is 5 foot high. A bit slow into the wind in the 2nd half of each lap.

Reps were 78, 77, 77, 77, 76, 76, 77, 74, 73, 72. All done with a 40 sec walk recovery. Started running better near the finish.