Sunday, August 28, 2011

The End of the Road?

It's looking very much like it!

Wanting to continue running, I thought of Blackmores Half Marathon but found there was no accommodation available anywhere near the start or finish; everything booked out.

I turned to Melbourne Half Marathon or the 10km and found that all events there were full and no further entries taken.

For myself, I can't see any future in running, rightly or wrongly, unless I have a goal to work towards and there doesn't appear to be one.

For these reasons and some other personal ones, for now, I have no motivation to run and will leave Blogland until or unless I can see some reason to continue running.

It's been fun and I've had a wonderful 'run'! Thanks to all who have stopped by over the years giving their support.

Monday, August 22, 2011

ACTVAC Half Marathon

Friends drove me to Canberra on Saturday, stayed overnight, had excellent dinner and enjoyed the half marathon on Sunday morning, except that I'd forgotten how hilly this course was!

Nevertheless, I held onto my Half Marathon W80-84 age category Australian Record but slower by about one minute!  I was presented with a wonderful, BIG trophy on which my name has now been recorded for the second year in a row and my time was 81.73% on the World Age Grading or Standard....whatever it's called!

Time 2:19:46  (I was aiming for 2:20)
Avg. Pace 6:42m/k
5k splits 34:00;  33:17;  32:42;  33:36;  (6:49)
AHR 135 (85%);  MHR 151 (95%)

My Encouragement is here!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Easy Run....

Just an easy and relaxed 5km this morning.  Raining lightly, but I didn't mind that at all.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

In the Water.....

Today, I did 45 minutes water running and stretching at Henley Brae pool where it was lovely and warm and, as usual, I had the pool all to myself!                      

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Track..... on Radio Road!

It was cold and wet this morning  -  still is this afternoon  -  so there was no point in going to Chev.  Instead I used Radio Road, same as last week and it works quite well once the distance is worked out.

10-20 min warm-up
6x400m in 2:24 (6:00m/k)
400m jog btw. each
10 min cool-down. 

I did:
1km warm-up + 2 strides
6x400m = 2:24;  2:32;  2:23;  2:21;  2:21;  2:16
400m jog between each.
No cool-down; it was too cold and wet! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

City to Surf

Unofficial results :  from Garmin 310xt:

Distance : 14.12km
Time :  1:37:33
Avg. Pace 6:54 m/k
7km splits:  50:20;  46:33;  (0.12)

Official time:

1: 36: 25    ....better than  I thought!  Pace 6:53m/k

 10km 1:11:07  Pace 7:06m/k;  Finish 25:17  Pace 6:19

2nd place Age Category  F70 to 90!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Tempo Run

3.5km easy
5km @ 6:35 m/k ( ran 6:55 m/k)
1.5km easy.

Ran this on hilly Diamond Fields Road.  Last run before C2S on Sunday.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Track on the Road.....

10-20 min warm-up
5 x 1km @ 6:08m/k
10 min cool down.

I didn't go to Chev track to do today's program; I knew the grass would still be wet and muddy.  Instead I used Radio Road which, by running its length 3 times, gave me 1km exactly.  Worked out well.

1km warm-up + couple strides
5x1km :  6:07;   6:02;    6:11;    6:07;    6:08
1km cool-down  

Total 7km 

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Long Run...

Through Renwick and beyond for:

20km in 2:29:53
Avg. pace 7:29 m/k
5km splits :  39:36;  35:59:  36:58:  37:19
AHR 72%;  MHR 82%

Friday, August 05, 2011


Should have been an 8km tempo run but it didn't turn out that way because I stopped mid-way for an invitation for a cup of tea at friends' place on Diamond Fields Road!

Instead: 10km
Avg. pace 6:40m/k 

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Cross-training, .... Day 1

45 minutes running in Henley Brae pool today.  Feels like Summer...20 degrees outside!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

On Track.....

At 18 degrees today, it made getting out early a whole lot easier to head over to the track at Chevalier College, although I was surprised to find that the shady section of the track is still a bog of grass, mud and water.

Program :

10-20 min warm-up
3 x 1600m @ 6:16 m/k
400m RI  btw.
10 min cool-down.

1.6k warm-up + 4 drills & strides.
3 x 1600m :  6:10m/k (9:45);  6:09m/k (9:44);  6:07m/k (9:36)
1.6k cool-down + stretches.

Total 8km