Saturday, April 07, 2007

Lake Burley Griffin run

M minus 8

Saturday Total: 16k
Week Total: 44.8k
Month Total: 44.8k
Year Total: 844.9k

Time: 1hr 26.28min
Av pace: 5.24min/km
AHR: 148; MHR: 171
Av Temp: 13.9*c (8.11am)
Rel. Humidity Av: 61.4%
Wind Spd Avg: 16.4kph (S)
Started with: Born to run - Bruce Springsteen
Finished with: Knights of Cydonia - Muse

It was a cool start to the run around Lake Burley Griffin this morning - we (me, Strewth and Mr B) started with our long sleeved tops but it wasn't long before these came off and were tied around our waists. The wind was also a little brisk - hopefully there will be no wind next Sunday.

It was a good run - comfortable, easy running. Achilles was a little stiff before running but had no problems while running. Which reminds me, must do the stretches. Lots of people out on bikes; a few running. The run was followed by a looong wait for a very mediocre cappuccino in Civic - Strewth and I were not impressed.

This is the second run where my legs haven't felt heavy so that must be a good sign. Now if the tightness that happens in my glutes and hammies at about the 8km mark would also go away, or at least not start until I've at least run 30km, then I'd be feeling really confident about next week. I do have another massage and physio appointment before the big day so hopefully these will help.

Jen - coffee and chocolate sound great; can't wait to catch up!
Hilda - thanks for your encouraging comments; it really helps.
Ewen - when do I ever overdo anything?!
Liza - will definitely see you on Sunday. Can't wait to see you finish your first marathon!
Tesso - hopefully I've caught the achilles tendinitis in time - fortunately I had a physio appointment for something else so was able to mention this as well!!!!


Lulu said...

Look after your achilles; you don't want to be stuck doing a million and one calf raises like me! See you next week.

speedygeoff said...

Life's too short for mediocre coffee.

Two Fruits said...

You could try running downhill backwards from the article in R4YL by DaveO. From my experience, the achilles fix starts in the hammies and back,stretch them and the rest takes care of itself. Good luck on Sunday.

Hilda said...

You are always looking ahead positively and doing the right things, you deserve at least good coffee, better look next time :D

Tuggeranong Don said...

It's an awkward time of year to be running weather-wise isn't? It's quite cool at the start of the morning and we dress appropriately only to find it warms up quickly and we are overdressed. It's hard to get the balance right in running kit for Canberra conditions at present.

All the best for next Sunday CJ. Your six-foot form and from what I can tell of your general running suggests you will have a run on Sunday that you will be proud of. You are a very inspirational runner.