Sunday, April 26, 2009

Rocking the Boat on Ewen's Birthday!

I couldn't resist copying this photo from Katy's collection with Mark doing his thumbs-up in the background!
Yesterday afternoon I ran my first very short run since the marathon from home in the afternoon in the blustery wind!
Total distance: 4km
Time taken: 23:53
Average pace per km: 5:57
Calories burned: 236
I had a few little twinges and couldn't have run any further. Besides the wind was just bitter.
Today I ran in the Masters' Handicap held at Mt Majura - the location gives some indication of the undulating course but no hints about the weather. It was just dreadful, raining lots of well-needed rain during the night and this morning bleak and very windy and COLD! In fact the majority of sensible runners were wearing leggings, long sleeved tops and some even wore beanies. I did start off in a long-sleeved top and gloves but I still wore shorts - it's not minus degrees yet! The long-sleeved top came off as I warmed up at about the 5km mark and I tied it round my waist for the rest of the run.
I ran in Group 21 and felt reasonably comfortable athough I don't much like starting on an uphill! Fortunately Marg and I ran a warm-up before the run and I knew what to expect at the start.
Total distance: 10km plus 1km warm-up
Time taken: 59:46
Average pace per km: 5:59
Handicap: 21
Place: 40th (out of 92 finishers in the long course)
Calories burned: 604
Being such a bleak and wintry day Mr B and I decided to go to the movies later in the day and saw "The Boat that Rocked". I would highly recommend it - absolutely brilliant movie about pirate radio set in 1966 - fun and great music! Perhaps I enjoyed it because it was my era!

And last but not least HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ewen today - everybody's running buddy!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! Good day for movies. We thought "The Boat" could have been better - very minimal and predictable plot. Good music though :)

    No, it wasn't minus degrees... it was 1C (wind chill). No wonder my hands were numb!