Sunday, February 27, 2011

Surf club swim, board, run & flags

After the Equaliser this morning the swim was great although very long. The board paddle was long as well but I managed 5th I think.
In the run I was handicapped out of it so couldn't be bothered. And in the flags I managed 4th.

But a keg and BBQ solved the world's problems afterwards.

Striders Equaliser 14ks

An early morning bush and road run. Basically run from Belrose to Lindfield Oval in the bush and then run along the streets for a couple of ks. Go back in the bush and run back to Belrose.

Basically a crap run for me as I don't practice much rocky trail downhill running which is what a lot of the course is.
Hills hurt, the downhills hurt and even the flat bits were not that good for me either.

71:17 for me and 36th spot out of 119.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

3x3k Reps

Ran from Fairy Bower to Queenscliff Lagoon. Then around Manly Golf Club. Then from Queenscliff lagoon back to Fairy Bower. Had a 5 min jog recovery between each rep.

Reps were 11:47, 11:35, 11:24. The first one was almost all into the North East sea breeze. The 2nd around the golf club was a bit windy. And the 3rd on the way back was a good tail wind.

Temp was 22 degrees. 64% humidity and gusts up to 30ks. Into the wind was hard work.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MLR 16ks

Fairy Bower to Queenscliff and then Manly Vale and back home again.
21 degrees, 64% humidity and a bit windy as well tonight.

Total was 16.53ks in 1:16:51. Average pace of 4:38 per klm.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A tour of Manly 22ks

Finally out for a run at 6pm with the sun still out and it was 27 degrees and 70% humidity and no sign of a cold southerly.
Started at Fairy Bower and ran down to Queenscliff and up past the lagoon, then across to Manly golf course and then through Manly lagoon and across to Manly Vale.
Some nice hills in Manly Vale as I ran up to Manly Dam and a short bush section to exit at North Balgowlah. From there it was down to Seaforth and underneath the Spit Bridge. Around the bush to Clontarf and then up through the hills of Balgowlah Heights.

Then back down to Balgowlah and along Little manly cove, past the penguins and the wharf to arrive back home absolutely stuffed.
Total was 22.3ks in 1:51:53. Average pace of 5:01 per klm. Some heavy hills in the 2nd half of this run plus a bit of bush running with stairs.
I'm a member at Palm Beach Tim. Since 1987.

Surf Club swim, board, run & flags

As the Striders were doing the Hornsby Hurricane which is 20ks of bush out of 30 I decided against going up there. I was intending to do the Striders North Head run early but when the temp was 26 degrees at 6am I decided against it.

I headed to my surf club instead. The water was fantastic I can tell you. The outside temp was 33 degrees at 10am so I wise not to run.
The swim was a very long one today and I managed not to drown myself. In the board I think I was 6th. I won my first run in 2 years which was good. There goes the handicap for next week though. And in the flags I was 3rd.

Didn't have to buy beers as the Surf Club was christening a new surf boat so we had a BBQ and free keg on our back lawn. Ah the Aussie Summer!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

10k @ MP

Not a good time to run. 26 degrees still at 7:30pm and 72% humidity. No wonder I felt stuffed.

It was along Manly Ocean front to longer Queenscliff and back. Total was 10.05ks in 40:53. Average pace of 4:04 per klm. Almost correct.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

MLR 16ks

24 degrees and 77% humidity made for a tough run tonight.
Ran from work up to Centennial Park and did a lap around the outside plus a bit through the inside as well.

Total was 16.05ks in 1:16:29. Average pace of 4:45 per klm.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Mosman Reversed STaR 30ks

Only 8 of us this morning including Jo, Melissa, Mark, Pete Truscott and Mr Lindop. No maps this morning but I have done the course plenty of times and it was marked well.
Started at Balmoral Beach and ran through Chinamans beach to the Spit, across to Clontarf and then back across the Spit again.

Then it was through Beauty Point and along the water to Primrose Park, up the hill to Cammeray and across to North Sydney Oval before the cricketers spoilt it. Then across the Warringah freeway to Neutral Bay.

Then along the harbour past Kurraba Point, around Cremorne point, Mosman Bay, Taronga Zoo, Bradleys Head, Taylors Bay, Chowder Head and across Chowder bay. Then up the hill to Georges Heights and back down to the harbour to run along Balmoral Beach to the finish.

Total was 30.05ks in 2:41:58. Average pace of 5:23 per klm. H5 and Bush 10 on the Striders STaR scale certainly felt like it this morning. Conditions were pretty heavy as well. 20 degrees and 92% humidity for most of the run. Lucky I'm not in Boston running in the snow. brrrrr.

P.S Tim may not be able to run a 45 min 10k but his long runs are very solid.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

MLR 18ks

Ran from work up to Centennial Park and did a couple of laps around the outside fence of the park and then ran back to work.
Felt quite humid and was still 23 degrees at 8pm.

Total was 18.6ks in 1:30:38. Average pace of 4:52 per klm.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Manly 8k

I could have said easy but that would upset Tim too much. I ran along Manly beach to Queenscliff lagoon and back tonight.
Total was 8.2ks in 39:32. Average pace of 4:49 per klm.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Cooks River Recuperator STaR 27ks

Small crowd of JB, Mike Race, Ray W and Frank this morning. Not surprising with a start temp at 6:20am of 27.6 degrees.
A new STaR starting from Ashfield park and then heading through Summer Hill to Canterbury and the luxurious Cooks river mud heap. Low tide not a good look!
From there it was through Ashbury, Croydon Park, Enfield, South Strathfield, Homebush West(which is actually Sth of Parramatta Rd?), Homebush, concord, Canada Bay, Five Dock, Haberfield and back to the start.

Only Mike did the full distance. I think he said he was the only nut going long. I couldn't agree as I was dehydrated in Five Dock at the time as I went short. A hard slog the whole morning.

Total was 27.5ks in 2:15:40. Average pace of 4:56 per klm.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

State 5000m track titles - 19:08

Pretty tough conditions for the race tonight. We ended up running the last race of the night starting at 10:05pm. Ridiculous!

25 degrees and 74% humidity with a 15k warm wind as well.

Was intending to run faster but was dry after about 2ks and struggled to run home.

Splits I remember wer 1k in 3:42, 2k in 7:27 and just the finish in 19:08. Not good.