Friday, March 09, 2012

Track before the rain set in (AGAIN)!

Thursday track run
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!
Distance: 3000m
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.
Distance: 1500m
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!


  1. I think we need to switch track to the 'dry season'!

    With comments, Blogger has this new way of leaving comments such that I can't have further comments emailed... to change that so I can... go to Settings, then Comments and check 'embed comments under post'. Thanks.

  2. Yes! Now I can subscribe to future comments. Perhaps there'll be one from CJ?

    1. Yay does this mean I can reply to individual comments? How exciting! Thanks for your help:)
      A comment from CJ? I don't think the poor girl has time to read anybody's blog anymore:(

    2. Yes! But you now have the famous Blogger bug of a wrong time stamp. I guess the folks at Blogger are still working on a remedy.

    3. It's not 10:30 PM on the 10th of March!