Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MLR 15ks

Ran from work up to and around Centennial Park and Moore Park and then back to work.

Total was 15.2ks in 1:12:47. Average pace of 4:47 per klm.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Airport Adventure STaR 26ks

Starts in Kogarah and we go through Brighton, Kyeemagh, Monterey, Ramsgate beach, Dolls Point, Sandringham before crossing the Captain Cook bridge. Mark F and I were dropped by the group after about 10ks with the really flat track making the rest pickup there speed.

Then ran through Sylvania Waters and Sylvania before taking a bit of a short cut missing Sylvania heights in the process. Boring bit anyway. And I always run for the views! Then we crossed Tom Uglys bridge to Carss Park, Kogarah Bay, Beverley park, Ramsgate, Monterey and back to the finish at Kogarah.

Total was 26ks in 2:10.05. Average pace of 5 mins per klm. Bit slow for both of us with sore heels.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SMH Half Marathon 1:30:41

Had a preferred start again from the 85 flat from last year. Glad I didn't have to line up but I was there early enough that it would have only been 45 mins anyway.
Met a few of the HuRT's boys in the Domain. Many were heading to Actions' executive washroom but that was locked as I had walked past it earlier and had to use the usual Kennys port a loo.

Gun time was 1:30:41 for the 21.1k. Apparently 602nd out of 10,926.
10k split was 41:07 and 20k 85:37.
Not a good run. I liked the old 2 lap course better but Fairfax want to jam more and more onto the course so they changed it. They will probably have to change again for 2013 as the real building work on Barangaroo starts up. Wasn't my worst at SMH as I have run a couple injured or after injury.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ES Marks track 5x1k Reps

Felt a bit stiff in the legs tonight before starting so the warmup was a bit longer 2.4ks. One more lap.

Reps were 3:30, 3:31, 3:30, 3:31, 3:34. All done with a 200m walk recovery.

Plenty of fast runners on the track that I tried to chase. Don't think it worked. Did a 2k cool down after finishing.
SMH Half on Sunday. Probably my last preferred start for this race. With Fairfax's form with C2S they will probably hack the times for the half as well for next year.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

MLR 13ks

Very easy run from work up and around Centennial Park via Moore Park Rd and Anzac Pde. Not many out running tonight at all. Wasn't even cold.

Total was 13.1ks in 1:04.00. Average pace of 4:53 per klm.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day Classic 8k

Wasn't sure I should be racing when the cold is still hanging around. A cool and windy start this morning in Sydney. 13 degrees but it felt colder in the shade.
Plenty of pink out in the Domain and I felt out of place in Striders Green.
Watched the 1st k of the 4k race and then ventured over to the start on Macquarie St. The course was starting at Martin Place on Macquarie St and going down to William St with the turn almost at the intersection then back down Art Gallery Rd the wrong direction to normal traffic and back up to St James place outside the Mint for the turn to the 2nd lap.

Lined up on the front line as there didn't seem to be too many quick ones running that I would slow up. The 1st k was pretty average going through on 3:39 but from there the lungs didn't help with the breathing too much.
Came through the 4k in 16:07(edit) which I was hoping for a lot faster. Managed on the 2nd lap to catch the 3rd woman and only missed out on getting the 2nd woman by a few hundred metres. Chloe Tighe the female winner was probably a k up the road when I finished. Michael Prince won the mens.

Finished in 32:12(edit) according to my watch. Apparently I only recorded at the 4k mark but since I know who I passed running to the finish including beating one guy in a sprint to line I've adjusted the time. Plenty of dodging was needed on the 2nd lap as we came up behind the slow runners still on the 1st lap. I think some of them do forget that there is a 4 and 8k walk that they can do.

A good morning anyway. Was talking to 2nd place Michelle Chadwick who is coached by Sean Williams and almost had her convinced to join Striders and run at 6:20am. She is trying for a sub 3hr marathon.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

ES Marks 6x1k Reps

Hottest May day in 70 years at 29 degrees today. Of course I run at night so a bit cooler.
Did a 2k warmup and a 2k cool down after finishing. Although I didn't cool down that much as it was still warm.

Reps were- 3:33, 3:29, 3:35, 3:35, 3:36, 3:33. All done with a 200m walk recovery.

Doing the Mothers Day 8k in the Domain this year. 2 laps of part of the SMH Half course. Although we go down Art Gallery Rd in reverse to the usual driving way. I think that way is easier as it doesn't have that nasty short steep hill before the Art Gallery. Should be fun with all the pink out.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

MLR 15ks

Getting over the cold I have had for a week. Still feeling it in the lungs though which doesn't help the breathing when I'm running.
Ran from work up and around Centennial Park via Moore Park Rd and Anzac Pde with a loop around Robertson Rd on the way back to work.

All up 15.22ks in 1:13:30. Average pace of 4:49 per klm.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

MLR 13ks

It was supposed to rain this afternoon but all we had was cloud with nothing attached.
Ran from work up to Centennial Park and did a lap of the park via Moore Park Rd and Anzac Pde and back to work.
All up 13.1ks in 1:03:18. Average pace of 4:49 per klm.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

ES Marks 6x1k Reps

At ES Marks track tonight. Not as many people as last Tuesday but still good groups I could chase around the track.
Did a 2k warmup before starting.
Reps were 3:30, 3:34, 3:33, 3:29, 3:25, 3:31. Did a 2k cool down after finishing.

Some girls from the Lingerie Football League were parading around the track tonight. Made for a good viewing night.