Came home from Night Shift and decided that i may as well enter Geoff Stalkers mountain run series this morning.So after arriving home i trundled over in the car for a 8am start for this 9km race.
I reconed that with the hill 60 run on tuesday that i shouldn't over do it so this would be a training run.
I remember reading Ben Dubois talking about not going too hard in a mountain race so i just set off from scratch and took it fairly easy.I was followed by Roy Francis at the start but i shook him off without running too hard.I walked some of the uphills in order not to go lactic and i think this was a good strategy...i just wanted to stay aerobic for the full time. I was 3rd to the top and half way point and let go a little from there but the ground was a little loose in places.
Lots of Sydney Striders and Coolrunners in attendance most of which i didnt get to meet personally though i did pick out Mister G and MPHaz from their internet photos.
i ran the last 3 or 4 km without stopping which was a great contributor to my overall time of 53:36 so i just need to keep up these longer runs without stopping to improve my aerobic base as its called.
Ran 3km on the track thursday night and instead of going out for 90 sec laps till i busted i set myself the goal of consistant 96 sec/laps.
This was going well though i did set off faster.Things were going well til the second last lap which i thought was the last and i sprinted with what i thought was 100m to go....alas with 30 to the finish line i realized my mistake but it was too late i had gone lactic!
I walked about 70m from there until i got back into it.Finishing with a whimper at 12:27 my Hallicination is that without this i woulsd have went on to a new pb as the guys just in front of me went on to finish in 11:30 and my pb is 11:47.
Well in a fortnight i will get the chance to try again.