Tuesday Group - Black Mountain Peninsula
This morning Jen joined us on our run from Black Mountain. We ran past Scrivener Dam to the 5.5km mark then turned and ran back. The start time has been moved back to 9.15am now that the supposedly cooler weather has started. Actually the last few days have been superb. Perhaps we are experiencing a late summer! We celebrated two birthdays today - a 60th and a 65th - more champagne and cake!
Total distance: 11km
6.15pm Summer Series - Black Mountain Peninsula
Yes, back to Black Mountain Peninsula for the YCRC run tonight. I managed a run around the course with Geoff and Ewen before the race and made it up to 2km. The run was a 3 lapped course over the grass which was long, hiding all the hidden potholes - a hidden trap for turning ankles. It was also quite hot even at that time of day. I found the race really hard work. I kept watching my footing and I managed a PW for this season - oh dear, not good:( My tummy felt bad throughout the entire run. Note to self: Do NOT indulge in cake and champagne after Tuesday group run - it does not have a good effect!
After the run I ran a 2km warm down with Maria with Ewen and Geoff ahead and running a little further.
Distance of race: 5km
Time taken: 29:33
Average pace per km: 5:54
Total distance for day with warm up and warm down: 20km
This morning it was off to the local gym for an upper body work out after a 15min warm up on the cross trainer.
At lunch time I ran a couple of kms warm up with Jen before the BBQ Stakes run. It was hot and I was so slow. I didn't realise I was as slow as I was until I looked at my watch as I ran over the finish line - oops! Jen and I ran just over 2km for a cool down to give me my total for the day.
Distance of race: 6km
Time taken: 37:15
Average pace per km: 6:13
Total distance for day: 10km
I'm becoming a tad worried about the half marathon on Sunday. I'm not running well at all at the moment:( There is no chance to taper as it will be treated as just part of my training for the marathon. Tomorrow night is track although it probably wouldn't be wise to race the events so I might just treat them as tempo runs. Here's hoping the forecast for storms doesn't come about. It always seems to rain on a Thursday night!