Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Little Taper for the Half

Wednesday Run
Distance: 11.23km
Time taken: 1:08:22
Average pace per km: 6:08
Calories burned: 660
Ewen met me after work and we ran a variation of our usual run with a shorter loop of the Central Basin incorporating Anzac Parade. My schedule said 50mins although we ran slightly longer than that. Running beside the lake was absolutely stunning tonight. It was a perfect evening and the lights reflecting in the still water were awesome - definitely a beautiful time to run, just a shame that some parts were unlit and we had to watch our footing and dodge between cars when we changed directions and crossed roads. However, we will perfect this run soon so that we can run two loops and increase our usual distance (16km) by a couple of kms.
Thursday training at Dickson
Tonight eleven of us (plus our fearless leader) turned up for training and we split into 3 teams with our team being a team of 5. This meant that each person in our team sprinted hard for 100m then passed the baton to the next person while we gently ran approximately 200m between each baton change. Short sprints meant hard sprints and I really pushed myself for the short distances. It was fun. We totalled about 17 x 100m sprints plus the jogs between and the warm up and warm down.
Total distance: 8.4km
Now my schedule says two rest days before Sunday's half marathon but I may go to RPM in the morning at the gym if I can face our Friday Commando at that hour!!


  1. You are certainly putting in the hard yards, you have Ewen scared, he's not even running the half. Have a good run.

  2. You're right 2F - I "did a CJ" yesterday trying to run a measly 16k.

    17 x 100m! Patrick Johnson had better watch out!

  3. Congratulations on being Your Age Group Winner.

    Could all those lakeside runs with Ewen, have helped.

    And the weather was kind for the event.

    Probably warmer than for your wednesday euns.??