Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010
Blackmores Sydney Marathon 2010

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Mittagong, NSW, Australia
Have been a keen runner for more than 40 years; member of ACT Veterans Club. Ran my first of 11 marathons in 2000 and the NYC Marathon in 2005 where I carried the Australian flag at the "Friendship Run" (photo at left). Have Australian Age Category Records for two 50km Ultra Marathon events, a half marathon and 5000m track race; ACT record for 1 mile. Born in 1929 (!), I lived in Sydney with my husband, Jim, until we moved to the Southern Highlands in 1995....Jim passed away in 2011 after 45 years together, during which time we travelled extensively and made NYC our favourite destination at Christmas.

Friday, August 01, 2014

C to 5k

What a dreadful morning!  At 7:45 when we began our run it was blowing up such a raging wind that I couldn't hear anyone speak.....that's if anyone did speak! I think all three of us were saving breath just to keep moving.   A light sleet to start with didn't do much to help either!

In spite of the atrocious conditions, we finished Week 5, Day 3 of C25k.  Hoping for better days at the weekend for the long run...11km again this week.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tempo Run ~~~ I Won!

I finished 227m ahead of VP this morning and Oh, what a feeling!!  Warm but windy day.

Tempo Run;
1.5k warm-up
5k @ ST (short tempo) pace ...8:11m/k for 40min 5km.
1.5k cool-down.

5km @ ST Pace

5km :  38:38
7:46;    8:13;    7:38;    7:36;    7:24.

Avg. Pace :  7:44m/k

For Today : 8km

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

C to 5km

With Leah and Ross this morning : Week 5, Day 2....done! This is fast becoming one of my favourite runs....despite the early start and the cold and the wind!!  30 min.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Track ~~~~~

Still no lanes marked so once again I ran just inside the boundary fence of the oval at Chevalier College.  Windy, but not cold.  Session OK!

10-20 min warm-up.......I did 10 min + strides
4 x 1200m (9:21 for 40min 5km.)
10 min cool-down....I did 5 min + stretches

4 x 1200m
9:17;    9:07;    9:05;    8:53

Monday, July 28, 2014

Talk About Dedication!!

I can't believe I'm still braving these early and cold morning starts!  Never would have thought I'd do it, but here I was up again at 7:00am today for the start of Week 5, Day 1, Couch to 5km with Leah.  Ross missing due to a bad throat!   Not a nice morning at all : very cold and very, very windy.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Long Run with Leah ~~~~~

A 12:45pm start with what looked like a raincloud about to open up!  Only a dozen large drops and it ended just as Leah and I set off from the Highlands School for our jog/walk long, chat chatting all the way!  So nice for me to have company on these  longer runs.  Fierce wind came up at the turnaround point, but we battled bravely on!

Diamond Fields Road

Today : 11km

Friday, July 25, 2014

C 2 5k +

Couch to 5km this morning; Cross Fit this afternoon; long run tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

C 2 5K

Despite the frost, 7:45am start with Leah and Ross.....Week 4, Day 2.