Friday, April 03, 2009

Finally - a Break Through!

Last night was the final session at track for the season and there were impressive results and awards presented to some amazing athletes including M80, M85 and W80's - so inspiring to all of us. I entered the mile fitness walk and came in 3rd. When I can't run anymore I think I'll take up walking - it's fun although it does hurt!
Marg and I ran a few warm-up laps before entering the 3000m event. It didn't feel too bad and I happily surprised myself by finally managing to come in under 15mins - woo hoo! I'm not sure what the exact time was yet as the official results haven't been posted but I think it was 14:58. Anyway I was very happy to have finally broken that elusive 15mins!
Total distance including warm up laps: 6km

Friday is usually my rest day but this week I decided to run as I have entered the Women's and Girls' Fun Run on Sunday and will have my rest day tomorrow instead. It was mid morning before I left the house and it was quite hot (about 29deg). I struggled a bit with tired legs and unquenchable thirst. I ran from home to Lake G, round the lake and then a bit further towards Gungahlin before running home the long way. At the lake I stopped to say "hi" to speedy Sue who was cycling in the opposite direction. She is also doing the marathon but was resting a sore knee by cycling instead.
Total distance: 21km
Time taken: 2:07
Average pace per km: 6:05
Calories burned: 1235


  1. Well done Strewthy!
    I cannot over-emphasise the value of a warm-up. Some athletes never seem to listen and do very little warm-up, and then get a surprise when having done one "accidentally" their times improve.
    You know better!

  2. Woo Hoo x Two!

    That's fantastic. Didn't I tell you how well you'd start running as soon as you got rid of your slow training partners!

    Yelena had better watch out!