On Thursday evening I went to track but in the 35degree heat I did NOT take part in the 3000m although Mr B ran very well in it as did all the other amazing entrants - far too hot for me at that time. Instead I jogged around the outside of the track inbetween events. At 6.30pm I took part in the 1500m WALK. That was quite hot enough.Total distance of walk: 1500m
Time taken: 10:27
Average pace per km: 7:10
The only other event I entered on this hot night was the 5 lap spiral which took place just after 8pm. I finished about 2nd last as my handicap is still too high.
Total distance: 2:02
Time taken: 11:49
Average pace per km: 5:51
Although the sun had gone down I still found it hot at that time of night. I don't seem to have any "get up and go" in my legs at all lately!
This morning (Saturday) I only had an 11km easy run scheduled, a bit different from running 30km last week. However I did round it up by a km as I prefer even numbers! I left home before 7am and ran past Giralang on through the tunnel along Gundaroo Drive and to Crace before turning and running home. There was cloud cover but it was extremely muggy and I was dripping by the time I arrived home and it had nothing to do with speed! Later this afternoon however Teddy and I were caught in the rain and had to make a quick unexpected run home before becoming too soaked!Total distance of morning run: 12km
Time taken: 1:23
Average pace per km: 6:56
Calories burned: 713
Tonight we had an unexpected thunderstorm and an absolute deluge of much needed rain. It could be a soggy triathlon for Mr B in the early hours of tomorrow and a very soggy bush run for the Veterans Athletics Monthly Handicap!
I took a trip out to the Runners' Shop this afternoon and bought some new running shoes which I won't be testing tomorrow in the mud. I found an Adidas pair the most comfortable as Asics appears to have changed the shape of my favourite DS Trainers and they felt a bit snug. It will be quite strange running in a different brand for the first time in years.
I also collected my uniform as next Friday I am starting work there in a casual position. Woo hoo, I feel quite excited!