Next up is going to be the State 5000m Champs in Feb and 10,000m in March [open]. Will be keeping the long interval sessions going till then.
Long run Interval session race and recovery sums it up.
|I remember getting blocked by these two for a while as I rounded a bend went past them in the back straight|
|This is the finish line, had a battle with the guy on the inside (I lost!), but not far off some other youngsters|
|I beat those quads!|
|Hollow faced skull , looking old but not feeling it on the track!|
|Pleased to run sub 9:20 on a hot night but worked hard for it!|
|Phil ran in these glaringly bright calf guards!|
|I am alone in running with bare calves these days!|
With Phil Paul and Con.
A steady weeks training and no racing.
Tuesday at Nudgee was interesting.
A storm was heading my way so decided to run the session in spikes ( prevent slippage on the track) and this was following Saturday's race which I also ran in spikes for about the first time this season!
Anyhow I got the storm winds and lightning but didn't hardly get any rain.
On my 800 reps I nearly got pushed to a stand still each time I headed into the back straight. I averaged 2:36's for 8 with 110m jog recovery (had to be worth 2:30's).
I felt my calves giving out from about the 3rd rep so was completely pulverized by the 8th.
It took at least 3 days of steady / recovery runs to clear the pain!
Today I contemplated doing a parkrun but couldn't get out of bed so left my run to an afternoon tempo around roo+lake 10.6km in 3:40 KM's on a very windy but cool and overcast day.
Its been so hot and humid recently that this cooler blast is quite extraordinary.
I'm weighing about 62kg so will have to be careful over the holiday season that I don't drink and eat too much because 60/62kg is about prime racing weight for me.
Next Friday I have my first party which will put a dampener on my efforts to run a last quick 3000m at Masters on Saturday morning.
|Pete is now looking like a cross between the Thunderbirds anti hero and Heisenberg from Breaking Bad!|
|My car park for parkrun expand the horizon to see Surfers|
|parkrun Australia top age graded results|
|parkrun global top age graded results|
|I picked up my Queensland M50 record certificate this morning :-)|
|Treading the blue @ Nudgee|
|Official Masters Podium Robot Me Shardy (Con and Phil ran a lap short and 2nd finisher Ann ops the Ladies podium)|
|Results from the day - Note Massage is Available!!!|
|Heading to Hamilton|
|Towards Great Barrier Reef ; Hook Reef|
|Con Peter and me selfie post 22km on b2b morning.|
|Con ran the 10km b2b and 12km warm down clutching his prized FREE Courier Mail. Pete told me he has had it mounted and displays it at home.|
|I have never seen a man happier than when I gave Con two free Garmin Tee shirts! |
"3 free tee shirts and a Courier Mail! I'm absolutely thrilled to bits" Con gushed to his coach and mentor Peter Reeves "can life get any sweeter?"
|Golden Beach this morning looking out to Pumicestone Passage to the northern tip of Bribie Island|
|Ready to hit the Garmin at finish line|
|Sprint start before the Boardwalk section|
|Tied up and lost form towards the finish|
|The Garmin Lama with prototype Lama going for $99+GST|
|Jim and Jan rewarded me with an exclusive Oz Paddle cap!|
|We were grateful The Robot stayed alone in the corner not spreading his germs. Jan and Jim and Paul and 10bpm David Scroope beside me! Look up for boats and paddles!|