Todays post may be a little bit of a ramble...it may help me organize my thoughts a little better.
Ok the day before last weeks "water episode" i ran the 5km Goat race as featured in runners world magazine.I came 7th on net time.It was a tough run straight after nightshift and as it was a self seeded handicap i ran solo off 5mins.Next time i will go off scratch.First part was just constant uphill and i hade brought my Heart Rate Monitor along for this purpose to prevent a blowup.Kept the heartrate at 90% for this section and felt that it would be no time before the back marker Fats would catch up.Had a flat section of several hundred metres but struggled to catch my breath before the next uphill.That was the last flat before the 100m finishing straight where i fell face first into a "puddle" which was about thigh deep and grazed my elbow and side.Laughed my head off after scrambling the final 30m to the finish.Only Robert saw it happen due to tree cover!Ran back the long way and chatted to Kit Amjan and Fats (who came first in net time but well back after a 15minute handicap!)
Felt a bit flat and or sick this week.Ran on Friday morning w/ Sophie.
11km in 47:48 (4:20/km) didn't feel that fast at the time but explains why i was a bit tired afterwards.Felt a bit crook at work afterwards too.
Saturday went to the track for relay for life.Ran about 11km and felt crap most of the time.Thought afterwards did i drink enough?Had a quicker lap at 80 seconds to see if i could shake out the cobwebs.Didn't work straight away but after a few more laps i felt a little better.Carrie and Jacob came down to watch and had a good time watching the inside track entertainment.When i left i had completed the most laps of anyone on my team but surely someone would knock that off?
Had an Epsom salt bath to relax my tired muscles.Felt better but decided to can Sundays planned long run just in case.Besides with next weekends 32km escarpment classic on a taper wouldn't be such a bad idea!
I am about to try to get a program written down for the lead up to 6' which will take into consideration my shifts and the amount and type of training i should be doing.
went to Stalky's training session at Bulli Tuesday last week... arrived after the warmup but got in the dynamic stretching drills (all new to me) and finished with some hill running.I will be back tomorrow for more.
I am more concerned with the qualifying than the 6' itself somehow.
Also the question of the inconvenient Black Stump run (striaght after 12hr nightshift on new years day)or the 12 hour coastal classic with less pressure to perform.Probably not on to do both.Also what would be enough at CC to allow me to qualify for 6 foot?
Any suggestions would be helpful.