Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Positively Balmy 8ks

Eleven degrees! A heatwave compared to the last two nights in Sydney on the coast. Although tomorrow morning is supposed to be 6 degrees.
Ran around a few of the local streets and then down to Fox Studios and back.
Nothing too flash, but I did feel speedier tonight.

Total was 8.75ks in 47:23. Average pace of 5:24 per klm.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cold and Wet 10k

It was cold, it was dark and it was wet. Gawd I love it. Ran around the outside fence of Centennial Park tonight. The grass was slippery and wet. And the dirt was mud. Oh heaven!

Finally cracked the 10k mark. The lungs seem to get better the further I run. Although I feel my lungs run out of oxygen after about 2ks. I'll be lucky to make it out of the Kings Cross tunnel without being trampled at C2S.

Total was 10.5ks in 58:40. Average pace of oh hell that is slow. 5:35 per klm.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Half an Hour

No time for anything longer tonight. Not that my lungs can handle it anyway.

Ran around the outside of the park on the grass again. Heaps of water around tonight. It was good.
Ran 5.7ks in 30:02. Pathetic!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A lap of the Park 7ks

Couldn't get out for any runs earlier in the week due to work.
Did a lap around the outside of Centennial Park tonight on the grass.

Total was 7.1ks in 40:05.

Still slow, but I'm not worried.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Holy 7ks

After having Sunday Mass with the Pope. They were across the road how could I not see it and hear it? I was the only one of the 400,000 who did take off for a run though.
I did manage to see the Pope in the flesh, Ok behind bullet proof glass in the popemobile.

Did a lap of Centennial Park around the outside of it on the grass. Had a few tough spots around the Fox Studios and Racecourse sides due to the barricades up.

Total was 7.15ks in 41:07.

At least I'm running!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I'm off the flakes, just don't mention the Cherry Ripes

It is almost fortress Randwick as we await the arrival of his Holiness Pope Benny. The choirs were across the road practicing tonight. You think they could turn the speaker volume down until there is a crowd to hear it?
Ran from my place up to Fox Studios and back trying to avoid a few flag waving Korean pilgrims.

Ran 5ks in a slovenly 29:30. Lungs still hurt and so does the foot.

Had a hard day at work getting Root Canal Therapy. In layman's terms that is an audit. 9am to 7pm, and most of the time spent on my feet. So foot was sore when I left work.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

.Fat boy slim runs 4k

Well it doesn't get any easier. Actually tonight I felt worse than sunday and I only ran 4ks.
Ran along the grass around Centennial Park up to Fox Studios and back.

Total was 4.2ks in 24:34. Average pace of 5:50 per klm. I said it felt worse than sunday.

Is Blue Dog's Mum out of the asylum already? I thought they gave her 3 months of shock therapy.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Fat boy running 2ks

A very wheezy 2k along the busway of Alison Rd. I did stick to the grass all the way as I felt that would be easier on the foot. I didn't feel any pain at all while I was running.

Maybe because the running shoes are soft and I was running on grass. Who knows?

As for walking around in other shoes the heel does hurt. Work that out.

Now I need a new lung as I have discovered I have the lung capacity of a pea at the moment. I guess a cold doesn't help either.

My weight has finally peaked at 80kgs. After being 74kgs after pulling out of Canberra Marathon half way. Too much good food, chocolate and alcohol, plus not running.

Scary photo! Oh, it was 2ks in 10:57. A very pedestrian 5:28.5 per klm.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

Out at the stadium watching the Swans vs Collingwood match with my brother and sister in law. Beers and junk food. It's all good!