Wednesday, October 29, 2008

MLR 13ks

Ewen, you just have to run faster!
Ran around Centennial Park, Moore Park, SFS,SCG,FOX and the horse yards and back home. Pretty humid after the rain and cloud lifted, and heaps of water on the ground.

Total was 13.5ks in 1:05.03. Average pace 4:49 per klm. I thought I ran slower yesterday.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Easy 10k

Windy and humid around Centennial Park tonight. Tried to avoid the bats coming into feed, plus one low flying Owl out early. It was huge.
Legs were really sore for some reason, maybe I need to run more.

Total was 10.2ks in 46:33. Average pace of 4:33 per klm.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Recovery 7ks

Just a nice lap around Centennial Park. 26 degrees and really windy.
Stayed on the grass for most of the run.

7.5ks in 42:35. Average pace of 5:40 per klm.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who are you? I'm Batman

Saw Batman in full getup at a kids party in Centennial Park this morning. Had the cape and mask on, but no batmobile.

Did a run around Moore Park, Centennial Park, SFS, SCG and Fox Studios and then finished with two laps inside the park. Quite hot this morning. I started a bit later than I wanted as well.

Total was 20.7ks in 1:40.23. Average pace of 4:50 per klm.

I was feeling pretty stiff for the first 5ks inspite of doing a lot of stretching beforehand.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

.Things have changed.

Apologies to Mr Zimmerman for pinching his song title. Inspired by Easy Tiger, Kanser and EJ running the 5k at ES Marks field this afternoon I decided to run a time trial in Centennial Park.
The Colin will be pleased.
Did a 2k warmup before I started. Legs were not feeling the best at the start and I had to contend with the sea breeze still blowing strong as well.

It felt good to run fast again. Total was 3.7ks in 14:11. Average pace of 3:50 per klm. Not sure where it came from, and I have no idea if it can be replicated next week at the 10k. Did a 2k cooldown after finishing.

P.S. Jeremey Roff ran the 5k and pulled out at 3k with an 8:08. He was paced for 2k by Jeff Hunt I think. Looks like he is in form for the 3000m state in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Coldest October day in 30 years

Ok that was actually yesterday when it snowed in the Blue Mountains and the Southern Highlands. Today wasn't that much better. Certainly was chilly going for a run tonight. But as per usual I wore shorts and a singlet. Cool!

Didn't have much time for a run as well as not being able to breathe out of my lungs either, so it was a short run up to Fox Studios and back.

Total was 7ks in 34:32. Average pace of it sucks. Who cares?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Must be Spring! Blue Dogs Mum is out of the asylum

An easy 11k around Centennial Park. Pretty windy and cool. Nice conditions to run in tonight.
I'll feel better if I can crack 30ks as a long run. Guess I will need to soon if I want to run Six Foot and Canberra next year.

Today total was 11.15ks in 51:42. Average pace of 4:38 per klm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

In the eye of the storm 19ks

Storms all around Randwick this afternoon but none fell on me at all. After being a slack bugger this morning and sleeping in I had to run late in the afternoon.
It was still 25 degrees and 50% humidity when I started at 5:30 and remained that way for the duration.

Ran around a few of streets in randwick and then ran around the outside of Centennial Park, plus SFS, SCG and Fox Studios. On the way back I did a lap around the inside running track of Centennial Park.

Total was 19ks in 1:32.24. Average pace of 4:51 per klm.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I thought 3:30ks were the new 4:00?

Not that I'm bothering the scorer at even running 4 min ks at the moment. Pretty humid tonight. I ran around Centennial Park, Moore Park, SFS, SCG and Fox Studios and back home.

Total was 11.8ks in 57:43. Average pace of 4:53 per k. Must have been a bit slack running tonight.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Short run

A bit busy at work today to go for a longer run. Nevertheless I ran up to Fox Studios and back avoiding angry bats and lots of Horse shit outside the park. Bring back the virus, it made for cleaner streets.
Total was 6ks in 28:18. Oh what the watch must be broken, I ran too fast. 4:43/ks.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Legs didn't like it

Legs were really upset I went for a run tonight. They were pretty sore during the day after not having run for a week until Sunday.
I was running in Centennial Park and stuck to the grass but it didn't seem to help much.

Total was 11.35ks in 1:02.26. Average pace of 5:30 per klm. Don't think I can call this a recovery run but it felt slow enough for one.

Ewen will be happy, he might have kept up with me tonight.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A run in the Sun

Woke up this morning fully intending to do the Striders Internal Half. But my stomach felt like it had been taking punches from Rocky Balboa, which was funny since I watched the DVD last night.
Went for a run late afternoon around Centennial Park and Moore Park. Pretty windy with the Nor Easter blowing on the coast.
Total was 14.75ks in 1:11.35. Average pace of 4:51 per klm.

Congrats to Puntermatt at the Melbourne Marathon for finally breaking 3 hrs. Probably would have run faster if not for the wind and heat.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

A Howling Southerly

Went out for a run late taking advantage of the new Daylight Saving Time to be met with a howling Southerly coming through.
Only 80k and hour winds in Centennial Park. Only 20 more ks and we get a category 1 cyclone I think?
Did a couple of laps of the running track in the wind. Heaps of dirt flying around, should have worn the sunglasses it was that hard to see.

Total was 8.15ks in 38:39. Average pace of 4:44 per klm.

And did I mention that Manly won!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Won for the Beaver!

Premiers! Go Manly! Go the Beaver! Awesome game. 3 tries for Robertson. And the Beaver gets a try in his last game for Manly. Legend.

Was a bit of a slob this morning and couldn't get up for a run like I wanted to. So went for a run after the Grand Final. Ran up to Fox Studios and around a couple of streets nearby and then back home, stuck a lot to the grass.
Ran 8ks in 38:26. Average pace of 4:48 per klm.

Go Manly!

Friday, October 03, 2008

A lap of the park 7ks

Very hot and muggy tonight. It was 28 degrees when I started out. Just did a lap of Centennial Park, nothing serious.
7.2ks in 34:40. Average pace of 4:48 per klm.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's 26 degrees, dark and I go running

Hard to believe it was 26 degrees at 7:30pm when I went out for a run. Lets just say I was hanging out for water when I passed Fox Studios so had to stop in half way through.

So a run around part of Centennial Park, Moore Park, Fox, SFS and SCG and back home.

Total was 11.2ks in 54:09. Average pace of 4:50 per klm.
It was fun while it lasted Ewen.

Go the Beaver! Go Manly!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

All Tom's Fault

And that aint Cruise!
Quite hard to run fast when your lungs won't let you breathe. Has been a hard winter on the lung capacity this year, with nothing seeming to clear my lungs out. Possibly I am over it but who knows.

Anyway it was after 8pm before I got out for a run. Was almost collected by low flying batfink near Fox Studios. Managed to get up there and back while still breathing well.

Total was 9.75ks in 46:55. Average pace of 4:48 per klm. Lucky it was mostly flat otherwise I couldn't drag this overweight carcass up the hills.