Thursday, February 25, 2010

Speed Challenged!

Tuesday - cross country summer series 6.15pm
Location: Stromlo Forest Park
Disappointingly the surface of the run was pitted and uneven, not like the soft grass that was there last season. It was a case of running with caution to avoid unexpected potholes. I was also feeling a bit tired and noticed every hill. This is a two lap course and the second lap felt awful. I also felt the heat tonight and I did struggle. As a consequence my time was the slowest for this series of runs but ho hum, it was good training!
Distance: 5km
Time taken: 27:20
Average pace per km: 5:30
I ran 1km warm-up and 1km cool down
Total distance for day: 7km

6.20am - Gym - Upper body strengh work
7am - Abs class

6pm - wiggly geese group
Run from Parliament House with Jen, Ewen, Andy and Chris. Unfortunately Richard was unwell and unable to join us.
We followed Chris towards some shade and ran a new route tonight. It was challenging with some rough tracks and undulations but it's always fun to do something different. We ran down to the lake and turned left at the cycle path by the lake and ran to Weston Park and on to the far end of Yarralumla Nursery where we turned and ran back via the Stirling Hills bush track. Here it was difficult to run at all as there were lots of loose stones and a narrow path. From here we ran back to the start at PH. At the end Ewen and I ran a few extra metres to round up the distance!
Total distance: 14km
Time taken: 1:32:28
Average pace per km: 6:36
Calories burned: 821
Tonight it's off to Track for the 3,000m and the spiral handicap - eeek!


  1. And I heard you ran a few extra metres before the start of the 3000 tonight ;)

    Wednesday was fun. Wait until you see the movie!

  2. Congrats on the marathon relay! Is a movie of your training coming?