Saturday, June 10, 2006

So Where The Bloody Hell Were You? ......................

It has been a long time between posts hasn't it?
I have had stuff to say but haven't got around to it so it has just built up and I have procrastinated as a result!!
My solution is to just blog from today and if I get a chance to fill in the blanks I will.

So a short blank filler now...
I am still healthy and uninjured woohoo!!
I have been training for the City 2 Surf for a couple of weeks now.
Before that I was in recovery mode.I am happy to say I feel 100% over my injury!!
I have been steadily increasing my training and I am running as well and better than pre setback!

Okay then back to new business.

New 3km PB
I woke up at 0520 Wednesday morning and felt like crap because I hadn't slept well but still had to go to work so off I trundled to my 12hour shift in the saltmines. Just kidding I am enjoying my new job and it feels like I have been there for ages not a measly 6 weeks.
After work I went to the heated pool for my second ever stroke correction class (mid April last one) I was going to run first but my car ran out of petrol in the driveway to a service station!Of course the service station was closed! But it did have Eftpos to make the pumps work yea!
So I was still in the driveway but couldn't manage to push the car up the driveway... It was dark on a lonely industrial street so I eventually waved down a passing car yea! The bloke in it as a stroke of luck was a guy I had just met the day before and he was about to do me his second favour in 2 days,what a champ! Good Karma also as I believe it was his cousin (No proof only motive and opportunity with his towtruck)
who stole my uninsured car last year(refer to post way back)
Simon helped push my car to the bowser and even used his card for the petrol as I only had cash after my wife borrowed my card.

Anyhow you can see why I've been procrastinating about the bucket loads I could have written!!

Back to the pool I swam for almost an hour and was tuckered by the end!!
Went home and was asleep on the lounge by 8.

Back to work and after that went straight to the track.
Quick warmup...Two laps slowly on the outside lane and a 100metre pickup.
Will look on Cool Running for distance of outside lane?

Now down to business!
On the way to the start line I spoke to Ward who is generally about my speed or a bit quicker before my injury. He said he would be happy with sub 12mins and I concurred. Decided to run with him. Last weeks 3km (12:09)was the first time since injury I had tried anything quicker than about 5min/km pace and I was chuffed with that result and thought I could improve it by a few seconds soon enough. At the startline I did feel a little tired but you know that isn't always a good guide in a short race anyhow I have come to realise.

Lap****Time***Split**Lap Pace**Km/Pace***Comment
400m***1:30***90*****3:45**************Quick Start
800m***3:07***97*****4:03**************Got back to pace
1000m**3:52***45*****3:45******3:52****Good Pace
1600m**6:16***97*****4:03**************Felt Hard Work
2000m**7:51***94*****3:55******3:59****Happy with Time
2400m**9:23***92*****3:50**************Felt Good
2800m****?*****?*******?***************Was committed to running Hard
3000m**11:33**130****3:35******3:42****Last 100m was a big sprint not much left

A big new PB for me!I screamed out YEAH! At the top of my gasping lungs woohoo! 3:51/km average!


Robert Song said...

Congratulations on the return to blogging.

Oh and also on the great PB.

Tesso said...

Wooohoo!!!! Massive PB there R2B. So what the hell have you been doing to get that fast :-)

PS Love the 'karma' story.

Superflake said...

I'll be down for the half in a couple of weeks. I think Wriggler from Japan is also coming down. May be a bit slower than last year due to stressie. Glad to see you are getting back into some form. See you at Nowra next week?

olga said...

Man, that is FAST! Congrats!

Hilda said...

Great to have your comments back and to know about your training!

You are doing great don't even mention i------s!!!

Spark Driver said...

Congratulations on the time. That is great.

Good of that bloke to help you out. Should be more of that around and this world would be a happier place.

Shane said...

Congrats on the new PB, it wasn't that long ago that I was reading and you were just begining to run again. So that is a great result. It's looking good for your C2S goal.

BeanieBum said...

Good to have you back R2B!

Whew! What a great run - a huuuge congrats on the PB!

Would love to read more about how your stroke correction classes are going & maybe score a few tips myself :)

Shane said...

Hey mate, to answer your question, I think if you can run under 42 mins for 10k you should be able to sneak under the hour for the C2S.

With reference to my goal I will be happy with anything under the hour, depending on how the training goes maybe a goal of 58 would be nice.

Chelle said...

Now thats what I can a great new PB... well done!

allrounder said...

wow, awesome PB!! congrats!! look out C2S...

robtherunner said...

Great to hear you are healthy and nice job on the 3K PB.

Black Knight said...

3.51/km veeeeeeery fast!
Healthy and uninjured: the best way to come back to blog.

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giorgio said...

congratulations: 3.51/ a very interesting average.

Anonymous said...

Nice colors. Keep up the good work. thnx!