Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail 10km Race
1st 5km 22:50
2nd 5km 25:05
Hot day some nice hills
Decided to come for sure at 6:30 am went to bed planning on running a local 6km event.
So i called Sevgi and asked for a lift i had just got out of bed so i had to move it.
She came 20mins later and we were off!
I warmed up at the start line after wishing MC well in her Marathon.Went out for about 5mins of easy pace running and felt ordinary.Spoke to Brendan and Ben and they were planning on 5omins for the 10k i thought 45mins sounded like a nice round figure and that i wouldn't bust a gut to get it.
It's funny how you can just pluck a number out of thin air and expect to run that time without ever seeing the course!
At the start line Ellie 80 said hi and we chatted for what seemed like a brief moment before the gunshot rang out and we were off.I had started right at the back and knew it when i hit congestion immediately!I just went with the flow and was starting to overtake people from the word go....actually as i placed 23rd i must have overtaken over a hundred other runners as no body ever overtook me!
I wasn't running absolute top pace nor did i feel like it but i wanted a good strong effort out of myself call it a training run if you will.The start was slightly downhill but didn't feel it until the return km.
Saturday 15km total
Anyhow this post has sat long enough....
Seem to have had a Barry Crocker in the final km...well i did walk a little up the hill and in the finishing straight....but i held off my nearest competitor.Couldn't hang about much post race as i had to catch my lift home.But i did squeeze in a cooldown to the 2km mark,as i turned around and started to trot back i heard a motocycle behind me and a runner close behind.
I realised it was a marathon competitor and my jaw dropped,actually i said "your f***ing kidding!" It was the eventual winner Barry Keem,and he replied he was glad it was almost over!
Ran with him or more tried to keep up for a couple of minutes,his race pace was like 3:50/km average for the whole marathon so i was struggling very quickly and let him go i didn't want to run with him into the finishing straight anyway for obvious reasons.
(Sunday)Pulled up a little sore the next day so didn't run
Took Monday off as well but i was working and walked about 8km while there so i bit of cross training (it's 5-10km walking every day usually wear a pedometer)
Tuesday i got off work a little early as a bloke on my crew covered for me (there was a breakdown as soon as i walked off the job!!)
I went to the first race of my clubs fortnightly summer race program.Tonights race was 5km cross country and i wasn't going to push it too hard after the weekend but i was pleased with the effort .Pulled up with cramp with several hundred metres to go but didn't stop completely.
Finished in 20:52 while the guys i was with finished in 20:09 and 20:15 i reckon that i could have kept the pace and outkicked them but the cramp was something out of the ordinary for me though after finishing i didn't feel it again...probably lack of salt and not eating for about 4hrs?
Wednesday Ran with Sophie,felt tired most of the way ran for 7.2km in 30:46 Av. 4:18/km meeting again monday morning 6:10 am probably a lot longer this time!
Thursday More work on the house today to get it ready for Jacob's 1st Birthday Finished guerneying all the house and concrete using rainwater of course.Stripped and painted the tiles at the front of the house.Feeling sniffly and a dry throat this evening so decided against track 3km race
Friday After Night Shift i ran with the girls at 6:40 am til 9:04 am (2:20 total) running 1:47.33