Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Easy 11k

Ran up to Fox Studios and back with a few loops and around different streets enroute to make up the klms. Still pretty windy at the moment but not cold.

Total was 11.15ks in 50:56. Average pace of 4:34 per klm. Felt pretty easy to me.

I thought that was you Gronk setting a blistering pace that the dog had trouble keeping up. Ewen I wear singlet and shorts in winter, body gets too hot. I think I was born to be a nudist.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Recovery Run 9ks

A nice run around Centennial Park on the grass. Plenty of people about enjoying the light and no rain.
Total 9ks in 46:56. Average pace of 5:12 per klm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Centennial Park 20ks

Generally feeling really tired this morning so waited until later in the day when I was motivated to run.
I started out about 5pm and was greeted with showers, a cold wind and beautiful women running around Centennial Park. Just what I like about running on my own.

Total was 20.8ks in 1:37.39. Average pace of 4:41 per klm.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MLR 12ks

A lovely run around Centennial Park in the wind and humidity. The lights of the SCG were blazing for miles around. Made it easy to see in the dark.

Total was 12.7ks in 1:01.46. Average pace of 4:51 per klm.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Easy 8k

A nice lap of Centennial Park tonight. All on the grass. Getting a bit dark when I ran so some tree root hopping was needed to avoid a fall.
Total was 8ks in 41:00. Average pace of 5:07 per klm.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Worlds shortest long run 15ks

Jammed between work in the morning and early parents dinner I didn't have much time for a run. Managed to avoid any showers that were floating around the Eastern Suburbs. Very windy though with the Southerly blowing.

Ran around Centennial Park, Moore Park, SFS, SCG and Fox Studios and back home again. Managed to avoid flag waving Aussies and Fijians heading to the SFS for the RLWC Semi.

Total was 15ks in 1:09.37. Average pace of 4:38 per klm. Must have been a tail wind all the way. Yeah sure!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MLR 15ks

Ran up to watch the JP Morgan Challenge Run around Centennial Park tonight. Saw it with about 2ks to go of the 5.6k. Can't recall who was leading, bit hard to tell as I'm used to seeing club singlets but they run in corporate. Did see Tom31 leading Kanser at that stage though.

After watching for about 20 minutes I went off for a run around the outside of Centennial Park, Moore Park, the SFS, SCG and Fox. And then back home.
Really windy and humid tonight.

Total was 15.5ks in 1:13.46. Average pace of 4:45 per klm.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

State 3000m Titles=PW

Fronted up at at the Homebush warmup track which has a good atmosphere as the crowd is close to the track.
My race was to be 6:50pm. Found out I was in the E race at 8pm with an F race before me.
I found out too late to change myself back to the F race. They took my PB which I am not inform to run at the moment.

Settled well at the back and ran around the track for 7 and half laps. Was this a race? Went through the 1st k in 3:45 and I thought I was trying to run slower. Managed to hold off the front runners until my 2.2ks and then get lapped. But only once and not by everyone.

Missed the 2k split. And finished in 11:43. A PW. Yeehah!

Stayed to watch the other races which just get faster and faster. Awesome to watch. Met a friend of Ewen's as well. Said Ewen ran 12:43 in Canberra tonight. I thought you were running faster?

P.S An apparently out of form TOM31 ran 8:51.06 doing a 2 sec PB. Well done mate.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Easy 8ks

Still a warm 25 degrees as I headed out for a run. In light of the 3000m on Saturday night I just went for an easy run around Centennial Park.
Total was 8ks in 37:24. Average pace of 4:40 per klm.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Timbrell Park 8x400m reps

A bit windy down at the bay with a strong South Westerly blowing. Ran these reps from the CR6 mark back to the 1k mark in the park.
Ran into Horrie during my first rep. He was checking out the flat bay before he has to run up and down hills at GNW on the weekend. Good luck mate.

Reps were 75, 81, 81, 83, 82, 82, 80, 81. Did a 2min Jog recovery between each rep.
Always a dodgy first rep, and I was trying to be consistent.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Easy Monday

Nice and windy with the southerly starting to blow through tonight. Made for a lot better running than being humid.
Ran around Centennial Park and the SCG, SFS, FOX and back home again.

Ran 15ks in 1:11.22. Average pace of 4:45 per klm.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Narrabeen Track 1500m

After missing the Striders race this morning I headed up to the Academy of Sport at Narrabeen to run the 1500m they had on there. The track is surrounded by bushland and was quite springy to run on. Not as good as Homebush or Blacktown though.

This was a test to see how slow I could run since I haven't done a lot of training at all really lately. We had 20 males in our race raning from U17 to 35+. I think 9 of us were 40 and over.

I didn't take any splits at all. When you run this slow I don't really care what split I've done. Was 2nd last for most of the race. And shame of shames I was lapped by 3 runners in a 1500m race. I now have to run faster or just retire.

I managed to pass one runner during the last lap to finish in a PW of 5:41.18. Since my history of 1500m races is a huge three, with one being a relay I don't have much to work with.
Still managed to run 3:47 per klm, so I guess that is one good thing out of the race. I did a 2k warmup before the race and a 2k cooldown after.

So that is my warmup for a shellacking next week at the 3000m at Homebush. I'll be lucky to break 12 mins I reckon.