Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Well time to post again...havent ran too much since C2S only 4.4km with my dog (she was pooped)
and last night went for fartlek with Kjs 2km warmup then 12* 400m intervals
i wasnt really in the mood and it was damn cold!
ended up doing 8 reps at mostly about 4min pace so not too strenuous.I might have a go next week!Just saw the fitzroy falls 10km is coming up in october that i could get into as a training goal.Sounds like a plan hatching!
Seeya R2B

Monday, August 15, 2005

What can i say?
Ran the C2S yesterday.
Finished in about 74:19 watchtime.
Wasnt a great run but ive decided not to be down on myself as that would be pointless.

My lead up with the week in Melbourne plus the flu affected my preparations.I didnt do any hill work.

The work problems i've been having in those two weeks also effected me psycologically,so on race day i didnt feel the "killer instinct" in me.I just wanted to walk all the time so i did!
After the race i hung around with my brother in law and friends til it was time for me to head off back to work.I left at 11:44 am figuring 1 hour was plenty of time to get to Central station for the train home.An old school buddy saw me and so i stopped for a 5 minute chat.Then i walked to the bus stops and agonised on my decision to get on the st James express as it lumbered through traffic and i eventually missed my train.Next train would get me home late.I could not afford to be late for work so i hopped on the next southbound and tried to call Carrie to pick me up from Sutherland.Well phone cuts out so no go.When i got off train and called her she was not impressed but rushed up to get me and we got back to the Gong and my work just as the shuttle bus into the steelworks arrived phew!

Lots of excuses i know but on the positive side at least i can get past all that for next year!
At least i am healthy and uninjured!At least every day above ground is a great day!
I am a fortunate man and a little self reflection has reminded me of that.

I am ready to move forward again.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Hi Guys,
no running means no posts.
I have down with the flu and the only run i got was pre sickness run around the famous "TAN" in Melbourne.

It is quite a pretty track and measures 3.827Km from the markers placed every 250m along the way.Ran up the Anderson street hill section and i didnt think it was that steep.

I took the run easy and just soaked in the atmosphere. In the last 400m i couldnt help myself though and let go for a final lunge at the line.

Total time 18:09 average pace 4:44.

Will have to see how this lay off has affected my C2S race time on the weekend.Looks like i will have to go back to work in the afternoon also so no rest for the wicked.

CU soon R2B