Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm Out of SMH Half

After running last night I have been limping around badly today at work.
I have decided not to the half on Sunday.

The foot just hurts too much to consider running on Sunday, even at a slow pace I would probably do some damage to my hip as I am not running with my natural gait.

Good luck everyone on Sunday.
I will be down there taking photos, so you better all look good at whatever speed you are running at.

The race isn't worth the long term damage!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

10x400m Reps

Ok they were supposed to be 400m but somehow I stopped at the wrong spot on the first one so did them all short. I think they were about 360m.
Used the path next to the bus lane in Alison Rd to run these. Pretty humid tonight, I guess the cold weather is coming at some stage before Sunday.

The reps were 66, 69, 72, 72, 74, 73, 71, 72, 74, 71. All done with a 90 second walk recovery. Too much red cordial on that first rep. Did a 2k warmup and a 2k cool down.

And I thought I would have lost any resemblance of speed since Canberra.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Easy 10k

I had already entered SMH Half back in March so I'm justifying running with an injury by that. Does that work? Probably not. The foot is no better and no worse since Canberra so I might as well run rather slowly round the course. Although I might be tempted to run faster depending on how I feel on the day.

Tonight was a rather slow run of Centennial Park, Moore Park, the SFS and SCG and then back home.

Total was 10.3ks in a pedestrian 53:46. Average pace of 5:13 per klm.
No problems at all running that. Maybe it was just a jog. The only thing hurting was the heel and that is best left alone.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Church Point Challenge STaR 12ks

As the 7am host of this morning's Striders Run I get to run a very short course at a very slow pace. Arrived at North Narra carpark, the home break of World Champion Surfer Damien Hardman as the sun was rising over the ocean. Ahh.

Ran with about a dozen Striders and a soon to be new Strider from South Africa. Must have been convinced by my story of the first President of Striders being South African. And I did mention the Comrades King Bruce Fordyce is speaking at the Striders dinner but only if you are a member.

The run went from North Narrabeen up around a few headlands past Turimetta and Warriewood beaches before arriving at Mona Vale and heading inland. Then we ran through Warriewood and came back to the start again. Very leisurely pace as well. 1:10.13 for 12ks. Glad I'm taper for SMH Half next week.

And Tesso the foot does still hurt badly. So I could be joining the keystone cops running 2 hrs.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Palm Beach Sand Hills

After getting a tip from Blue Dog's Mum yesterday about running on sand I headed to my surf club this morning for some exercise.
It was a beautiful morning on the coast.
Ran from my surf club up to the only sand hill the beach has. It is nothing like Wanda. The Sandhill is used by the Kings School's football and rowing sides for punishment.
Plus the surrounding dunes did feature in a playboy spread of World Surfing Champ Wendy Botha in the 80's. And Home and Away is filmed on the beach. Enough crap!

The run up was 2 and a half k's I think and then I did half a dozen reps of the 100m sandhill. Who said running on sand was easy?
Then ran back to my surf club.
I don't know if running on soft sand was any easier than running on the road in shoes. Doesn't matter. It was good to get out for a run.