Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Ieri, Oggi, Domani

Tuesday afternoon Total: 7.1k
Week Total: 19.7k
Month Total: 217.8k
Year Total: 524.6k

Time: 31.37min
Av pace: 4.25min/km
Av Temp: 24.2*c (6pm)
Rel. Humidity Av: 67.5%
Wind Spd Avg: 16.2kph (ENE)

Yesterday was the cross country race around Lake Ginninderra. While I thought I had pulled up well from Sunday’s run (Monday was no problem), today I had a sore right hamstring – it was feeling rather tight. Mental note to self – have an easy, gentle run; don’t do anything stupid. Started well and ran easily for the first couple of kms and stayed within my comfort zone. The hamstring, while noticeable, wasn’t a problem so I picked it up a notch. I found I was passing people on the hills (well, small bumps – could hardly call them hills!) and I soon had 2 females in my sights – both good runners. One of them I was confident of passing; the other I don’t usually see until the finish but today I managed to stay with her, then pass and eventually pull away. After the race she was saying that she’s been lacking motivation lately – I knew there had to be a reason. The last km was hard (they always are) but I managed to maintain my cadence and finish strongly (km splits to come).

Wednesday Total: 21.1k
Week Total: 40.8k
Month Total: 238.9k
Year Total: 545.7k

Time: 2hr 11.32min
Av pace: 6.14min/km
AHR: 141; MHR: 167
Av Temp: 18*c (5.58am)
Rel. Humidity Av: 82.7%
Wind Spd Avg: 8.3kph (E)
Started with: Here it goes again – Ok Go
Finished with: Daddy I’m fine – Sinead O’Connor

This morning was a different matter! It was hard work running this morning and even the small hills seemed a lot steeper and longer than usual. However I slogged away and eventually finished – 2hr 11.32mins later! It was a long 21.1km today. The hamstring is still a bit sore so I might have a rest day tomorrow and run on Friday –just to be careful.

Either a 13km easy run or a rest day – will re-assess in the morning.


strewth said...

See you at Cafe Momo domani! Oh and excellent cross country race - brava!

dopodomani said...

you're so close to writing my favourite italian word: dopodomani. i could say it all day long

Ewen said...

I noticed you did well in that race - especially so soon after Mt Tennent!

I see Steve is doing the Cotter 21 Saturday. Be careful with the hammy.

Essere moderato con il vostro addestramento. Sei piedi saranno molto presto!

R2B said...

Domani io lavoro troppo ma Doppodomani io race in piede ai montania por il NSW mountain running champs.

Note to self much work needed on lingua Italia!

Hope to meet at 6ft!
Arrivederce R2B

BadJointsAnon Pres said...

we knee'd knee knews. -knaty