Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MLR 15ks

Very windy tonight with the Nor' Easter blowing.
Set off from work straight into it running up to Centennial Park. Did a lap around the outside via Moore Park Rd and Anzac Pde plus a run around a streets nearby as well and then back to work.

All up 15.15ks in 1:12:25. Average pace of 4:46 per klm. Felt slower than last week.

Quads still hurt from the Quarry Rd bashing chasing the Daves!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quarry Road 25ks

Up to Stewart Ave at Hornsby for the annual 'Horries Quarry Rd Christmas Bash'. Although after Christmas this year.
We started at 6:30am and Dave and Uncle Dave and Horrie soon tore off down the hill being chased by Tropic Thunder and DJ Bleakman. I put Dave as the beer bet favourite on his form today.

Conditions were good in the rain on the 1st lap softening up the sand and hard sandstone under foot. About 40 runners out in total this morning starting from both ends.

Total for me was 25.45ks in 2:27:16. Average pace of 5:47 per klm. Slower than when I last did the run in 2006. Laps were 72 and 75 this time. Time on the legs was good for me anyway with Boston now 3 and half months away.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day 7k around the bay run

Met up with a few other CR's at 5:30am for a leisurely run around the Bay Run at Drummoyne this morning. A few in Santa hats. Couldn't find mine. Someone has pinched my $1 Santa hat!

Great morning for the run. Total was 7ks in 40:18. Average pace of 5:45 per klm.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

MLR 14ks

23 degrees. 80% humidity. And a 35k southerly blowing through with 50k wind gusts.

Ran from work up to Centennial Park and did a lap around the outside plus a bit around the local streets and then ran back to work.

All up 14.5ks in 1:11:00. Average pace of 4:53 per klm. Hard work in the wind.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Surf Club Swim, Board, Run and flags

After the run this morning it was off to my surf club for some events. Water still felt cold.

No surf at all so had to swim all the way out and back so no coasting on waves back in. Long swim today.
Board paddle was hard work as well as there was no swell. Came about 6th I think?

The legs didn't feel much like running, and it didn't help with a 40 sec handicap over an 800m distance on sand. Still managed 3rd though.

Flags were hard work. managed 4th.

BBQ and beers followed and I missed the cricket win in Perth.

Ten Bridges Classic STaR 24ks

Started over in Longueville this morning with about 8 of us running. We then ran through Northwood, Greenwich, Wollstonecraft, Waverton, McMahons Point, Milsons Point, across the Coat Hanger, through the Rocks, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, Balmain, Drumoyne, Hunters Hill, Linley Point, Riverview and then back to the finish.

Crossed the Harbour Bridge, Pyrmont bridge, Anzac bridge, Iron Cove bridge, Gladesville bridge, Fig tree bridge and a few others as well. Plenty of bridges, lots of hills(H3) and 1k of bush.
Most of the group ran short and only Frank and I kept the pace up to the finish.

Total was 24.05ks in 2:04:01. Average pace of 5:09 per k. Lots of hills and stairs. Good for training anyhow.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MLR 13ks

Waited until after the thunderstorm had passed through Sydney and then headed out for a run. Ran from work up to Centennial Park and around the inside a couple of times and ran back to work. Still pretty windy and humid after the storm.

Total was 13.16ks in 1:01:32. Average pace of 4:40 per klm.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Striders Christmas STaR and Brunch

Started at Haberfield Rowers and then across towards the Iron Cove bridge via Rozelle Hospital. Then through Drumoyne, Chiswick, Russell Lea, Abbotsford, Wareemba to Canada Bay.
Then back through Five Dock and Rodd Point to the Rowers again.

Short run somehow. Was supposed to be 20.3 by I ended up with 19ks. About a dozen of us running at 6:20 this morning. Total was 19ks in 1:29:24. Average pace of 4:42 per k. A bit slow at the start but I finished off with the last 4ks at about 4:12 pace.

Brunch after that at the Rowers for the yearly 10k and super series awards. Bone dry my cabinet this year.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

MLR 13ks

Humidity 76%.
23 degrees
40k winds with gusts up to 60ks.
And the sun was still out.
Ran from work up to Centennial Park and did a lap around the outside and a few streets nearby and then ran back to work.

All up 13.85ks in 1:06:49. Average pace of 4:49/k.