Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10k @ Race Pace

22 degrees and 66% humidity with a 10k easterly breeze blowing. It certainly felt more humid than that tonight.

The 10k at Race Pace is the Hobart Half as I've decided not to do the Full due to complete lack of training on my part.

10ks in 39:58. Along Manly Ocean front with all the tourists getting in the way.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Centennial Park 21ks

There was a slight break in the rain this morning. It rained from 7am till 10am and then was just lightly raining for the next 2 hours, but still windy.

Ran from Alexandria across to Centennial Park and did a couple of big laps of the park sort of. In effect it was run up Anzac Pde turn right at Moore Park Rd, turn right at Oxford St, turn right at York Rd, turn right at Darley Rd and then turn right at Alison Rd, turn right at Anzac Pde and then do another lap. Then I ran back to work.

So I wasn't exactly in the park, just running around the outside just looking at how no-one was cycling or running in the rain.
It was 20 degrees and 96% humidity.
Total was 21.22ks in 1:43:48. Average pace of 4:53/k. Ok in the rain and wind this morning.
Lucky my office has showers.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Surf Club:Swim,Board,Run & Flags

After the mornings run I headed for my surf club to do some events. Swim was like the inside of a washing machine, without the hot water and soap.
Board was ok as I came in 4th I think. Although it probably wasn't a good idea to outsprint the handicapper up the beach.
The run was much better coming in 2nd.
And the flags was a shocker as I had my shoulder crunched when someone landed on me diving for a flag that I was going for. Shoulder still hurts.

Then BBQ and beers. Always the best part.

Mosman Reversed STaR 24ks

A self supported Striders run this morning. Unfortunately for me I arrived and no-one had decided to run at 6:20am. Slack Bastards the lot of them.
So off I go on my own chasing the 6:10 and 6:00 groups which I did see at different stages during the run.

Run starts at Balmoral Beach and then goes to Chinamans beach, across the Spit Bridge around Clontarf and back across the Spit Bridge. Then through Beauty Point, Primrose Park and Cammeray before going towards North Sydney.
Then I ran through Neutral Bay, Cremorne Pt and down to Mosman Wharf. From there I decided I had done enough solo running and ran up the hill from the Wharf back to Mosman Shops and back down to Balmoral Beach again.

Where I did catch up with a few of the early starters, one of whom had brought us bananas and drinks. Thanks Pete.
Total was 24ks in 1:58:10. Average pace of 4:55/k. The run was H5 on the Striders hill scale and had plenty of bush running in it as well. Although I did miss about 5ks at the end.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Striders Christmas STaR 20ks

Missed the start at 6:20am as I was caught at work early.
The run started from Haberfield at UTS Rowers and went across to the Iron Cove Bridge and then over to Drumoyne, Chiswick, Abbotsford, Canada Bay, Five Dock, Rodd Point and back to the Rowers.
Didn't catch the 6:20 group as they left about half an hour before me and apparently were doing 4 min ks at one stage lead by CT. Naughty boy!

Arrived back only to have the STaR host packed up but lucky the Rowers gave me some soft drinks to quench the thirst.
After the run the Striders had their Christmas Awards brunch. Bacon and eggs and all that prize giving.

Total was 20.3ks in 1:36:58. Average pace of 4:46 per klm.

Still running Ewen, just had a bad throat infection and then was busy at work the last week.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Surf Club Swim, Board, Run and Flags

After this mornings STaR I headed to my surf club.
Found the tide was high and the surf very rough.
Interesting swim out as we copped a pounding from the surf trying to get out to the buoys. The swim in wasn't much better as the big surf had a nasty shore break.

Board paddle was ok as we got out in a bit of a lull in the swell and came back in with the surf again.
The run was hard going on the soft sand. The flags I did ok coming 5th I think. Hard work when I don't sprint that well.

Beers and BBQ and bad sunburn finished off the Sunday.

Ten Bridges Classic STaR 25k

About a dozen on the Striders 6:20am group this morning with Action and Luke Skyrunner joing us at the start half way through there own run.
We started at Longueville and ran through Greenwich, Wollstonecraft, Waverton, Mcmahons Point, Milsons Point, CBD, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Balmain, Drumoyne, Hunters Hill, Linley Point, Riverview and back to the start.

The group splinter a bit with some running ahead and the three of us Jo Cowan, Darren Moyle and myself going short. Although it was still fairly long at 25ks.
The run goes over the Harbour bridge, Anzac Bridge, Iron Cove and Gladesville to name a few.

Total was 25.5ks in 2:15:22. Average pace of 5:18/k. Can you tell I've had a cold since my last run? Plus it was a touch hilly being H3 and 1k of bush to finish off.