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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Moore Park 10ks

Moving slightly faster but not really. 10ks in 49:25. Some how 42ks at that pace won't be sustainable.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Moore Park 16ks

More lard moving before the Marathon on Sunday. Not sure it is helping too much. In the dark on the foot path and grass around Moore Park, SFS, SCG.

Total was 16ks in 80:20. Could be horrific on sunday.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Centennial Park 14ks

Somehow by the Tuesday after my last long run on August 17th my back on the right decided it didn't want to ben properly. So the last 4 weeks as been 'spent' having physio 2 days a week along with all the exercises they make you do. Couldn't run at all due to the pain being low down near my hip and the spasms I was getting through to my legs. Not fun.

Think I've put on 5kgs of lard. Today was an afternoon in Centennial Park. Saw easy tiger as well during the run.

Total was 14ks in 69:23. Average pace of 4:57. Think I lost some fitness.