On Thursday I ran a short run with Teddy, just to ensure I had enough distance for the day, before heading off to track at the AIS . The rain had been off and on most of the day and I was watching the weather with trepidation in case track was cancelled again. I arrived in time for a warm up of a couple of loops round the track before the 3000m Pennington at 6pm which was handicapped by age. I was the first starter alongside the very fast Kathy S and the third last finisher in a 'not at all' speedy time!
Time taken: 15:38
Average pace per km: 5:16
Age percentage: 72.9%
At 6.30pm I took part in the 1500m fitness walk. This was also a handicapped event and I started on 6:25.
Time taken: 10:44 (walk)
After that I just ran gently round the track waiting for the last event, the spiral. However rain started falling and soon everyone was running for shelter as it began to pelt down as the sky darkened and the thunder rumbled in the distance. The 4 x 1500m relay was well under way when the race was stopped as the lightning was flashing and the thunder sounded very close. The track at this stage was filling up with water and the poor runners came back to shelter looking like drowned rats. Further track events were cancelled as we headed for hot drinks and supper. I therefore didn't quite reach my required kms for the day. I will just have to make up the extra km over the weekend!
Total distance for day: 10.8km (1.2km short of planned session)Today (Friday) was my rest day and I started it with the best remedial massage in the world - wonderful pain!