Sunday, March 12, 2006

Half Marathon Day

Distance: 21.1km
Time: 1hour 56mins 48secs (secs TBC)
Average pace per km: 5:31
Calories burned: 1336

Lap Times:

1 5:04



2 5:14

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3 5:19

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4 5:22

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5 5:32

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6 5:30

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7 5:42

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8 5:19

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9 5:30

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10 5:40

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11 5:37

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12 5:32

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13 5:19

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14 5:33

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15 5:53

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16 5:20

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17 5:23

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18 5:42

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19 5:43

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20 5:39

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21 5:47

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Comments: Start time was 7.30am and at that time the weather was slightly overcast as the sun was still behind the clouds. However, it was still pretty humid and certainly warmed up fairly quickly on the course. It was a hilly course and quite tough but I felt fairly comfortable throughout until about the last 3km when I had to really push myself. I was disappointed I didn't run just a couple of minutes faster but I felt ok so I guess that was important. The trick is to maintain that pace for the entire marathon distance and that could be very difficult if the weather is still this warm. I stayed with MM until the 16km mark when I finally managed to pass her and finished about 3mins before her. She was a real help in that I was determined to keep with her and I pretended that she was pulling me up the hills with an invisible rope. CJ achieved an amazing time with only 2secs off her PB and won her age group. It was certainly a day that required accepting water at every drink station.

I read on the Six Foot Track results from yesterday that Ewen's time was 6hrs 55mins and Geoff B's time was 5hrs 15mins. Both finished within the cut-off time. Well done guys!

4 comments:

  1. Here's to cool marathon weather and no steep uphills to slow you down.

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  2. Saw you chasing M, and looking good on the course.

    Augers well for the Ultra, when it's got to be cooler.

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  3. Way to go Strewth! That is awesome.

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  4. It'll be freezing cold in 3 weeks Strewth. You'll be wearing gloves and tights!

    So you only ran 21.1k? No warm-up or warm-down? Not even 0.01k?

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