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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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Very Sad News

My husband Jim (Mr LL)  passed away on 11th April, 2011, 83 years of age, six weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer spread to the liver - non-operable, untreatable and terminal within months.  He was a lovely gentle man whom I nursed at home, with the wonderful help provided by the Community Palliative Care Team until the day before he died.

I will miss him for the rest of my life.

R.I.P. my lovely husband, Jim

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Track Session

Program: 10-20 min warm-up
6 x 400m in 2:23 (5:57m/k)
400m RI
10 min cool-down

At Chev track around 10:30 this morning; cool, drizzle of rain every so often; ran bare feet.  I felt this a fairly easy session and had no trouble staying with the pace.

2km warm-up + few drills & strides

6X400m  :  2:21;  2:22;  2:23;  2:17;  2:18;  2:22

I was in a hurry to get home so I skipped the cool-down .

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Long Run

Not very long at all really, but that's what a run on Sunday is called.

Program :13km @ 7:23 min/km

  I started as usual from the school at 'Renwick'  and ran the first 3km around the school area, then to Bong Bong Road, Mary Street and Inkerman Road....out and back.

13km in 1 hour 34 min
Avg. pace 7:18
AHR 120 (75%);  MHR 140 (88%)
5k laps = 37:04;  37:16;  3k in 20:34 

All OK!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Time Trial or Cook's Tour?

"Cook's Tour"/Time Trial
Lake Alexandra, Mittagong
 Certainly not a Time Trial!  With all good intentions, I began in Iron Mines Oval but very soon became so bored going round and round, I took to the streets and ran a couple of blocks down to Lake Alexandra.  Thus the time trial ended and instead I enjoyed a slower run, the wildlife and the scenery!

To get 5km in I also included running some streets where I've never been before.

3.5k easy
5km @ 6:29 (didn't happen!)
1.5k easy
Ducks are a-dabbling!

 What did happen:
3.5k easy
5km @ 7:33m/k!!!
1.5k easy

A view of the lake

Landing strip for ducks and other wildlife!

Path around the lake