I am finding the temperature a little hard to handle but it is certainly easier running in the cold than in humidity which really knocks me about.
Today was cold but the rain stopped when I went out so nothing to complain about.
I ran 4 times at a pace faster than my usual plod.
First I ran about 1500m fairly slowly until I came to a muddy grassy path next to a creek.
FIRST RUN of about one Km….Pace 4.19 per Km. I felt I was really pushing this. Running into a wind. Not sure what is best…wet grass or mud.
Then a 500m walk jog stagger….
SECOND RUN…this was only 500m….Pace 3.53 per Km. On a path.
Another Km jog walk…
THIRD RUN…back on the mud….I thought I did not try as hard but Pace 4.10 per Km
FOURTH RUN…again 500m on the path….3.51 min per Km pace.
2 Km jog home.
I am still amazingly slow but….actually I am not sure what the but is…..maybe but I did it.
I have entered the Gold Coast. Marathon being run early July and am slowly putting a training plan together. Aim is not to get injured and run at a reasonable pace. I have decided to make Friday my rest day.
Today being a rest day I only ran 3 Km. I think I ran reasonably well despite feeling a little sick throughout the day.
30 push ups and 100 crunches.
I received a new jacket free from New Balance. That was a plus.
My new blog is about my attempt to run a bit faster. I have started this quest although I probably have not achieved too much real progress as of late. But I have started. And I have a plan.
Here is the reference to my new Blog
Just coming to terms having two blogs.
Second and current one is to be found on the following link.
Hopefully that will direct you there.
Purchased a new standard running watch. Something to time my Reps.
Ok Marathon has come and gone and now to try and run a little faster.
Reasonable run today. After about an easy couple of Kms I moved a little faster and was pleased to see I got to my turn about point quit quickly for me. I pushed the pace a bit coming home and recorded my fastest time for that course.
Probably I was still very slow however I felt like I was moving a bit faster than my usual plod. I kept ‘ the pace’ up and did not wimp out as is my want.
I am thinking on starting another Blog…something like Quest for Speed. One man’s endeavour to out run a slow moving tree.
Tonight I joined the East Burwood Masters runners and ran a 5 Km race on the Athletic Track. As it was only 10 days since I ran the Marathon I did not take it too seriously. Running the race in a bit over 23 minutes which was certainly slow. But I was happy enough to have got out there and done it. Hopefully after I return from Japan in mid January next year I can run with this group on a regular basis.
I am reading ‘ Kings of the Road’ by Cameron Stracher. Bill Rodgers.Shorter.Salazar. I have read about them before of course but this book really goes into the American Road Racing scene and the larger than life personalities from 1972-1982.
I met Frank Shorter a few years back in Canada. I was amazed at how fit and tanned he looked. Make that very tanned. I asked him how I could get faster.