Sunday, November 05, 2006

Had awesome run today 20-22 km in 2:10 from Sandon point to Brokers Nose and back.Same as KJ's run other weekend that i couldn't get to.

Sophie and i decided to run it as an easy pace long run.Run starts at about sea level and rises to 445m ASL at the turnaround at Brokers Nose Trig.

Saw Ryan Gregson, Murray Smith, and ?(Barry Keem?)near the start of the bush part of the run looking strong as always (not surprising as Ryan came 24th Junior in World Mountain running Champs, Barry won the Fitroy Falls Mara and Murray's normal training partner is Kerryn McCann!)

It was an early start for us in the soon to be overcast and drizzly weather.
Sophie was charging up the hills and i tried to keep running but had a few walk breaks and caught up on my speciality the downhills.Run was really nice and was great to cover my third longest ever distance and still feel ok at the end so obviously the training is working.

No problems with low blood sugar this time Ewen as i sucked on a "Carb ShotZ" gel during the run,thanks for the advice!Was really thirsty towards the end of the run as we decided to seek water along the course (didn't find any though) instead of carrying water due to the cold and wet weather.

Some spills were had but recovered from after the mud went dry and i stopped laughing!

Had monday off as planned and Tuesday was to wet after work for my planned hill session so my next run was today.Ran for an hour (57mins) through the drizzle and cold but as Minersrun says..."no run is too long with good company!" Went from Towradgi Beach to Woonona Pool and return. Not sure the exact distance but at least 12.5km and into the wind and spray coming home.I once said this was my favourite part of running in jest but today i enjoyed the extra resistance.

Tommorow i will run twice a tough 4.2km circuit at the uni and a 5km track race in the evening times may be similar with an even effort.

Cheers R2B

Ps lots of lurkers have outed themselves in private conversation and it's nice to know you care :)

16 comments:

robtherunner said...

Sounds like some great running. I agree that the runs don't seem so long when we are in good company.

2P said...

Great run R2B - never too cold or wet to carry water for me though....

Tesso said...

Congrats on your third longest run ever! Sounds like its as memorable as the two longest.

I'm like 2P, I always have water on me unless I'm running somewhere I know there are heaps of taps. Been dehyrated once to often.

Good luck on the track!

Ewen said...

Good advice from 2P and Tesso re the water. I like the 4-bottle Fuel Belt as it distributes the weight and you can have different fluids in the bottles.

Sounds like you had a fun long run - falling down is good practise for 6' ;)

PortRunr said...

Excellent...great to hear the long run went so well...falls and all :)
A good follow up run as well in adverse conditions!

Superflake said...

Some speed in those 3 runners you spotted. Great effort on the long run keep it up.

Steve said...

Good effort with the long run and I'm with the others re - the carrying water. I reckon the fuelbelt is a godsend.

Hilda said...

Glad you are doing well with the long runs and you have great running partners. For that and because you weight the same as me I'm jealoussss! ;-)

Becky O said...

Sounds like a great run. Will you be heading out to the 5km Brokers Nose Goat race on the weekend?

craig said...

Thanks for stopping by the blog and for the affirmation. Happy running.

olga said...

Company saves from misery anytime. As does water:) Good run!

Scott said...

Hi R2B

Well done with the long run. I don't, as a rule, drink on long runs, but I usually do them in places there are bubblers or drink machines. In Japan there is almost one on every corner so I always keep some money taped to my shoe to use if I need it.

How did you pull up two or three days after that long run?

Spark Driver said...

Sounds like you still had a good time in adverse conditions.

Your running has come along so far.

Black Knight said...

Very good runs! What happened in the 5km track race? Were the coward enemies defeated? Did they survive the battle? Did you have mercy?

runliarun said...

It's great that you have running partners. I was just thinking the other day that I still run alone, and sometimes I am curious about company.

CJ said...

Good to hear the training is coming along nicely. I'm assuming SFT is still the goal? I've caught some virus so I'm not running at the moment - its very frustrating. Especially as I have the Two peaks Classic event next Saturday - eek! Hopefully having a few days off will mean I'm refreshed and energised next week *fingers crossed*