Thursday, December 14, 2006

A new 5km PB 19:53.

Good running was hoping for a 20:20 and surprised myself and others>Guys around me were breathing heavily and i wasn't just listening to them wondering when it would be my turn.Wasn't 'til the hill with 800m to go.Even the hill wasn't that bad i just shortened my stride and i was fine.

Pleased with this one on a hard course.
Splits 9:40 and 10:13

If i knew i was going that well i might have run a bit harder...
I may have even ran with Glen who was always within sight and finished in 19:29...

Anyway whwn time gets by it;'s harder to do race reports.

I have been a bit sore in the feet and legs of late and work/parties/family have forced me to have 2 days off training.This has been good for the feet (i think affected by new Kayanos)
Km this week will be only 30 ish but have been averaging around 55km per week and i will still do my long run in the morning (monday) now that i have a few days off work.I am planning to run the course of the race i missed this morning it was advertised at 22km and should be nice, hopefully i can run it fairly fast (race pace?) but this is always hard when your on your own especially for a 2hr race!

I am listening to Pink's "Who Knew" and Eminem's "You don't Know" hope i can put them on my MP3 player for the run.

I am not going to run tonight although i planned to after work but i have mucked around on the computer downloading and surfing so i will just go to bed.

Have had sore back lately to definately running related but i don't know what to do about it (did some stretches on my legs that helped today,Quads are a bit achey at times but they shouldn't affect my back?

Anyway its hard to listen to music and concentrate so i am going to bed!

Ciao R2B

20 comments:

Gronk said...

Woooska ! Slick mate ! Congrats !

Ewen said...

Fantastic R2B! Sub-20 is a breakthrough. I'll be back later for the details :)

Superflake said...

Excellent work mate. Must have been all the recent long runs given you the confidence to race the short stuff harder. Congratulations.

robtherunner said...

Great time and congrats on the PB.

2P said...

Woohooo sub 20 - congratulations R2B

Shane said...

Nice one mate, great time look forward to hearing about it in a little more detail ;-)

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Em said...

Excellent, and sub 20 minutes, nice one

Black Knight said...

Excellent work, the 20 minutes is a tough wall to break! Congrats.

Mat said...

Sub 20 min! Congratulations R2B :-)

runliarun said...

For the sore back: sit-ups. The back muscles of the lower back and the abdominal ones work in a tandem. If you strenghten the abs, you take pressure of your back. I have less back problems since I started running, sinch I do sit-ups after every run. Hence by back muscles got a break.

(I knew this long before I started running.)

Scott said...

Nice 5K PB R2B.

More PBs to come in other times I suspect. As for the back it could be related to your overall stiffness. Keep up the stretching. I know its hot but a hot bath instead of a shower might help too.

Tuggeranong Don said...

Great work on the sub-20 5k, which are not easy to come by. I think it is more impressive considering the work/life balance things you also have to deal with at present.

olga said...

Awesome job on a 5k PR! Congrats!

Spark Driver said...

Well done on the PB. Sub 20 minutes for 5km is awesome.

Steve said...

Sub 20, nice one. Great effort.

PortRunr said...

Congratulations...that's quick!
I know what you mean about doing the report after a time...it's not easy. Hope your back is on the mend.

Luckylegs said...

R2B, I hope you have a very happy christmas Day & good running for 2007!

Tesso said...

Hey, how did I miss this blog entry??? I'll have to blame the 'excesses of the season' :-)

Congrats on the PB!!!!

And ....


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Here's to a very exciting 2007 :-)

Scott said...

Hope you have a nice Chrissy with the family R2B. Thanks for your support this year.