Friday, September 26, 2008

A shark in the Storm

A lap of Centennial Park tonight around on the grass. Heard the death of the Sharks in the finals as I ran near the SFS. One punter was set to win $250k if it was a Cronulla-Manly Grand Final.

Total was 7.2ks in 38:10. Average pace of 5:18 per klm.

Go Beaver! Go the Eagles for tomorrow night!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Around the Grounds 13ks

What Grounds? SCG,SFS,and the old show ground now Fox Studios. Actually at the moment Cirque Du Soleil has the big top on the old show ground main arena.

Nice night for a run, cool and a bit windy and not humid. Just what was needed on Sunday morning at the races. I guess I did run at night though.

Total was 13.3ks in a leisurely 1:11.36. Average pace of 5:23. I think the clowns must have distracted me? Or maybe the Irish cousins of Kanser asking for directions to the Big top while I was out running? Maybe I'm just fat? Yes the last one.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

.A day on the grun.

Waited till 5:30pm for the heat to go out of the air to no avail. It was still 28 degrees after peaking at 33 degrees today.
Ran around the grass track in Centennial Park trying to avoid being sighted by angry magpie parents up on Oxford St. And that isn't because Collingwood are out of the finals. It was the feathered variety.

Total was 7.95ks in 41:15. Average pace of 5:11 per klm.

Good luck to everyone running in Sydney tomorrow. I'll be out on the Marathon course around the Racecourse/Centennial area.
Look for subtle messages on the road!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Another Six

Not enough time for a run at all. Just ran up to Fox Studios and back. Nice and cool at the moment at night for running.
Total was 6.65ks in 34:50. Average pace of 5:14 per klm. Oh how slow!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Graduate School 13ks

Ran up to UNSW and met Greg who was doing a course at the Uni. Ran from there down to the Racecourse and around Centennial Park and up Anzac Pde to Moore Park and went past the SFS, SCG, Fox Studios and the horse yards as well and then back to the Uni.
A bit short for Greg unfortunately. Sorry about that.

Had a funny moment in front of Fox Studios when 3 girls went "ooh boys" as we ran past. Lucky it was dark and they couldn't see our very svelte bodies as we flew past. Yeah right!
Good to have someone to talk to for once. First time since I did the 7am Striders host in May that I have run with anyone. Thanks Greg for the run.

Total for me was 13.7ks in 1:15.22. Average pace of 5:30 per klm.

Heel does still give me pain sometimes Jen. But I'm managing it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Moore Park 8ks

Felt a lot better running tonight with it cooler than yesterday. No problem with the breathing tonight thank you very much. A few people out running.

Ran up to Anzac Pde and around the SFS and SCG and back home again.

8.5ks in 45:23. Average pace of 5:20 per klm. Well at least I could breath.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Full Moon 6ks

A nice warm night for a run. A bit windy and the temp is set to drop tonight when a cold front comes through. I'm still waiting.

Ran up to Fox Studios and back. Some people run a 100 miles on the weekend and I wheeze my way up to the horse yards to catch some Horse Flu. Bloody marvelous.

Total was 6.65ks in 33:54. Average pace of 5:05 per klm.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Centennial Park 6ks

Had to squeeze in the run between voting in the local council elections and the Manly, Collingwood and Wallabies games.
Still 24 degrees when went out at 6:30 after a high of 31 today. Spring has sprung!

Ran up to Fox Studios and back. Total was 6.67ks in 35:09. Average pace of 5:16 per klm.
Not fast as I felt like crap today.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Centennial 6ks

After my life of skiing and golfing I arrived back home having added another kg to my running frame. 82kgs.
Must go for a run. Ok a lot of runs and keep running.

Ran from home up to the Horse entrance of the park and back. Great night for a run as the temp was a warm 16 degrees. Legs felt a bit sore after not having and running practice recently.

Total was 6.55ks in 33:49. Average pace of 5:09. And no problem with my breathing anymore. Must have left that virus on the Ashburton Glacier in NZ while heli-skiing.

Thinking of my sister today as she left Manhattan on the train to go to her job in Masachusetts a few hours before the first plane hit. Lucky she is alive today on 9\11\08.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

.Steep and Deep

To borrow a title from my favourite ski movie from Warren Miller. It was steep and deep the heli skiing. Snow was 50cm deep while I wasn't moving. As soon as I moved through it the snow was up to my waist. So falling over was a challenge to get out again.
It is what skiers dreams are made of. Sunshine, no wind and deep powder snow.

Friday, September 05, 2008

No running to report here

No running on this holiday. Heaps of eating and drinking.
Have played a few rounds of golf this week. Scored a birdie today for the first time in ages. Snowed on us while we were playing golf. Was a bit cold on the hands.

A couple of days of ski-ing with Thursday being a half a foot powder ski-ing day. Sensational.

Tomorrow I'm off heli-skiing. Apparently they have had over half a metre in the mountains we are going to in the past 2 days, with no other flights in the area due to the low cloud.

Tomorrow should be awesome!