Sunday, March 31, 2013
Selfie with the kids pre-world's toughest Easter egg hunt.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Total time of 50:54 and v happy with that. Splits (last week in brackets):
3:25 (3:33), 3:43 (3:46), 3:50 (3:55), 4:03 (4:04), 3:38 (3:45), 3:54 (3:50), 3:59 (3:54), 3:39 (3:42), 3:56 (3:57), 4:46 (5:07), 4:34 (4:14), 4:27 (4:25), 3:01 (3:23) [910m].
Friday, March 29, 2013
Got out this arvo for 9km easy with the eldest 3 kids on their bikes. Ran to Ben & Jerry's, bought a tub (Maple Tree Hugger for the fans) and ran home. It was the only way I could persuade Bec to come out with us.
110km for the week.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Did 2 reps and felt like shite. I was suffering from yesterday's hammy strength session and just felt dead flat. Battled not to give up there and then and eventually got through all 8. Times were crap but one good thing was a little fortitude of mind learned in persuading myself to do the lot. Legs finally felt better over the final 3 reps. Times (off a 2min rest) were:
2:35, 2:33, 2:34, 2:34, 2:33, 2:33, 2:30, 2:27
11km all up.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Lovely dip in the harbour for afters. 14km all up.
Monday, March 25, 2013
15km with Mikey, Barts, Andy, Kanser, KiltedScot and plenty of others including a new girl who looked like she had great form.
More good news on the Berlin Marathon tour is that TB is now on-board. That makes 15 of us. Will have to organise the tour singlets shortly.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tired after yesterday and ran in the heat of the day at 4pm. I'll suffer for this tomorrow. 2:03:37 (4:30's).
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Bumped into Enda on the way back. Strange experience. First he told me he was trialling a new running style, which I listened to with a raised eyebrow seeing as I'd only originally recognized him 100m ahead based on his old running style. Then he pulled his pants down and showed me his arse telling me he'd finished 2nd in a near naked race in the morning.
Certainly distracted me from how crap I'd been feeling plodding around 10km.
104km for the week.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
All reps were 67/68 (although I reckon we were maybe 10m short) with a final one at 65, finishing just behind Barts each time.
Did a longer jog back home with Barts for 11.5km all up.
James E went very well, leading us out on 2 or 3. Good to see plenty of girls in attendance too, with HuRTS #2 showing HuRTS #1 a clean pair of heels over the sprints.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Anna looks to be running very well - she was the one pushing the 4:10's around Centennial looking very easy.
Then a good massage from the Tiger concentrating on the still dodgy hammie with more needles in the ass.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Small crowd for HuRTS today. Not sure where everyone has gone. Barts ran off waaaay into the distance leaving me running temporarily with Enda and then all alone. Didn't push too hard. Tried to keep the average under 3:40's but just failed. Pleased to get back in under 45mins though. 12.24km in 44:49 (10:40 for the final gate to gate) for a 3:40 average. Turned about 100m down Hickson Road after the bridges (but before the first speed hump).
Achilles slightly swollen after whacking it while going down Mach 5 at Wet 'n Wild on Sunday, which then gave me a nasty blister. Hammie still not quite right but working on the exercises and need some dry needling with the Tiger tomorrow.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Did just that. Untimed, but it wasn't too shabby. Not the same eye candy as Main Beach, Queensland.
Was following through a link on Fats' blog and saw the website for the Blaydon Race. Tis is a big road race on the North East calendar which always attracts a good field. The current race record holder is none other than Patrick Makau. Anyway, check out who won the Vets race (a big thing in the North East - referred to as "Gadgies" in this race that celebrates all things Geordie) - back in 1984:
Blaydon Race Results
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hurt like hell but these sessions always do after a break. Lungs still not fully right but coming good.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Fantastic result by Fats to win Six Foot. He demolished what had been hyped as one of the strongest fields in years. No one better on the hills and no one you would rely on more.
Friday, March 08, 2013
Good luck to all the boys and girls at Six Foot tomorrow. Very envious I'm not there. It's an event like no other.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Deal closed today and was spurred back into running action by meeting Holt Hardy in a meeting on a new deal this morning. Holt is a former 1:47/3:38 guy and a great bloke and asked how my running was going. So I wandered out for 10km this evening in beautiful conditions and it was great just to be out there.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Run to work again feeling marginally better but only just - 59:24. Sick to death of this illness. Have canned the idea of racing Sat night given how I feel plus will be working all weekend. Have also canned Six Foot based on my hammie post Equaliser. All in all not happy at the moment. So busy at work today I eventually changed out of my running kit after running in at 4:15pm.