Monday, 30 August 2010

Westend 8+ inreverse.

Out and about this morning with Jen joined by Leanne one of our now, not so beginners. First time she has done a 10 miler. Done a familiar route to Jen and I but done it in reverse. Long gradual incline for the first few miles. Very pleased made the effort to go and place a drinks bottle at the 1/2 way mark pre starting the run. Nice steady pace no heroics just get the miles in.

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Club Handicap Race

Felt I ran well last week on the practice and was not expecting to do better, but I did. Pleased with that; especially after the complete disaster of a run Sunday which will not be spoken of.

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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Club handicap route practice

Very rare but raining on a club run. Practiced our club handicap route tonight. Must have been in the zone. Only meant to practice the course but ended up going for it. Obviously this is a relative term, but felt good and kept a good pace, way above what I had intended. Hey ho.

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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Sunday 10

Done the west end 8 from Jen's so ended up doing 10. Tough. Getting warmer all the time. No shame in saying I ended up walking a couple of times. Hey ho. Going for distance today so made no attempt to keep going up Croxton hill.


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Monday and Tuesday

Revisited the Bilat VO2 workouts. Have neglected these recently. Yikes! Felt tough. Almost rapped it up after the first rep. kept going and pleased I did. Tough but pleased.

Done a 5 miler with Jen now she is back off her jollies. Thought this might feel like a recovery run but felt tough. Accumulated fatigue? Will be having a rest day Wednesday running wise. Might hit the bells though.


Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday Westend 8 run

Took myself out for a lap of the Westend 8 course. Not ran anything like this distance in quite some time now. Tough. Glad i got out when I did as just getting warmer all the time. Set gizmo for 10:15 mile pace. Avg 10:05 so happy with that. Started to run out of juice around the 7 mile mark as usual. Will take some energy bar with me on John Fraser 10 and 1/ marathon.

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Thursday, 5 August 2010

Barefooter in the making

Had some less than good news today so happy to get out for a little run and clear the mind.

Came to a point about a mile out from finish and thought right here we go. Slipped the sprints off and ran back barefoot. Wow! I swear by my sprints and yet, as minimal as they are I am still not barefoot. Still a world of difference.

The single track back road surface was quite course. No super smooth tarmac here. No matter. The gait and everything else adjusted and lost nothing in my pace. The pace may have been the same but I was running easier and lighter. Will be doing this again.


Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Joy Cann 5

Not ran for 2 weeks due to work. Very pleased with tonights run. First time done the Joy Cann 5. Quite a quick course. Miles 2,3and 4 excellent consistency within 2 secs. then a 9.20 to finish. Chuffed.

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