Sunday, October 30, 2011

Edgecliff Excursion 27ks

No running for me this week except for 12ks on Wednesday meant I was a bit underdone to keep up with the 6:20 group. With only 4 of us including Fats it was a steady pace all the way. The run has a few hills and plenty of stairs to slow you down.

Plus at the start it was 18 degrees and 91% humidity and 21 degrees and 75% humidity at the finish. Very tiring running in that.
Run starts at Edgecliff and goes through Trumper Park, Paddington, Woollahra, Waverley, Bronte, Tamarama, Bondi Beach and up the hill to Dover Heights. Then through Rose Bay North and up along the cliff to Watsons Bay. I decided a short cut was needed so waiting near Doyles for the group to come back from the Naval loop.

Then it was back through Vaucluse, Rose Bay, Double Bay and up the hill to Edgecliff. Total was 27.8ks in 2:21:30. Average pace of 5:05 per klm.
For long time readers this run has been known as the Bondi Lifesaver and Vaucluse Variation. Same run with a different starting spot.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MLR 12ks

Easy run from work up and around Centennial Park and back to work. Much easier to see now with daylight saving in place.
12.5ks in 1:00:28. Average pace of 4:50 per klm.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Surf Club- Swim, Board, Run and Flags- with 2 wins

After the humidity in the morning it was off to my surf club for our 1st round of the season. All off scratch for the 1st round so fittingly my swim was pretty average. Water was great though. The board paddle was ok but the arms are not in practice.

The run went well as I came 1st. I'm sure to get a mean handicap for next round. Most likely 40 secs for an 800m sand run.
I won the flags as well so will probably be off a 3m handicap next round.

Didn't win a race last season so it was a good start. The day was finished off with a BBQ and beers and watching the Rugby late.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The New Rocks Push STaR 20ks

Only 4 of us this morning for the Star. We started underneath the South Pylon of the bridge and then ran down along Hickson Rd through Millers Point and in through Darling Harbour and Pyrmont.
Then it was through Ultimo, Central station, Hyde Park, Woolloomooloo and onto to Rushcutters Bay before we turned back through Potts Point, Garden Island, the Botanical Gardens, the Opera House and Circular Quay.
I decided a stop for me would be good so didn't do the bit over to Kurraba Point. All up it was 20.7ks in 1:43:14. Average pace of 4:59 per klm.

Tough conditions to run in this morning. 19 degrees and 91% humidity.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Narrabeen Track 1500m- 5:14

Not a good run today. Was late getting to the race and then it was delayed half an hour anyway. Conditions were not that good. 22 degrees with 72% humidity, felt much hotter than it was.

About half a dozen Striders were running the same race as well. First track race for the season, I can only hope for better times.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moore Park 10x200m Reps

Very windy tonight so I'm not sure if these would be legal with the wind meter?
2k warmup and a 2k cool down afterwards.

Reps were 31, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 34, 33, 32. All done with a 200m walk recovery.

I know Tim wanted 1k reps tonight but I just couldn't make the distance. Maybe next week.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ES Marks track 8x400m Reps

Did a 2k warmup before starting. Legs felt better than on Sunday although by the end of the session that groin muscles were tightening up again. Don't know why this is. Just another new niggle for runners to find.

Reps were 73, 72, 73, 74, 74, 74, 77(oops), 75. All done with a 200m walk recovery.
Finished off with a 2k cool down. Plenty of people to chase tonight.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

SMC 5k 20:03- 3rd place

Not a lot to write home about with this run. Other than when I woke up both groin muscles were really sore. Did a stretch and warmup before the race but that didn't help anyway.

Since I was out there and had already paid I ran the race. At least I finished 3rd and gave 2nd a run for his money until half way.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

ES Marks track 8x400m Reps

Plenty of people on the track tonight which lead to having to run wide a lot. Did a 2k warmup to start. Both groin muscles were very stiff which meant I couldn't stretch out to well.

Reps were 75,76,72(chasing arse),75,74,75,75,76. All done with a 200m walk recovery. Tried to jog around for a cool down but the legs were too sore at the finish.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ES Marks 4x800m Reps

First run since the Marathon. Had problems with my achilles where it connects with the heel so have not been running. Achilles Tendonosis I am lead to believe. Also was busy at work as I had someone on holidays so I copped heaps more work. Plus the usual drinking over the footy finals with both Manly and Collingwood in the grand final. 1 out of 2 wins was good.

Did a 2k warmup before starting. Very stiff I was too.
Reps were 2:39(way too quick), 2:42, 2:45, 2:46. All done with a 200m walk recovery.
Finished with a 2k cool down.